Robert (Bunny) E. Colum age 86 of Milford, the beloved husband of the late Winifred (Winnie) Trabka Colum passed away on Sunday morning September 27, 2009 with his loving family by his side. Bob was born in Bridgeport on October 28, 1922 and was the son of the late William Blodick Colum and Caroline Hine Colum. He was a United States WW II army veteran and a long time contributing member of St. Ambrose Church. He was also a Sir Knight Park City Council #16 member of 52 years of service and a member of the 4th Degree Assembly 107 where he had the distinction of being an Honorary Life Member of the Park City Council #16. Bob was also the founder and proprietor of Bunny's Caterer's for over thirty years and a retired inspector at Sikorsky Aircraft where he was employed for over ten years. Mr. Colum is survived by two sons, Gregory R. Colum and his wife Diane of Calabash, N. Carolina, Robert J. Colum and his wife Patricia of Milford, four daughters, Barbara (Bunny) Barrett and her husband Ronald of Milford, Penny Finlayson and her husband Robert of Milford, Michelle Finlayson and her husband Donald of Trumbull, Debra Lamp and her husband John of Cranston, R.I., twelve grandchildren, Jennifer Barrett, Kathryn Milette, Jennifer Sparks, Megan and Brian Finlayson, Brett and Lindsey Finlayson, Garron, Jason and Victoria Lamp, Liam and Bryn Colum, three great grandchildren, Wyatt Butler, Samuel Butler, Cameron Sparks and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday October 1, 2009 at 9 a.m. in the Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home, 2220 Main Street, Stratford and at 10 a.m. in St. Ambrose Church Bridgeport where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. John Stronkowski, Pastor. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home on Wednesday September 30, 2009 from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may contribute to St. Ambrose Church in Bob's memory through the funeral director.
Published in the Connecticut Post on 9/29/2009.
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