Hully Bunn Obituary

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Raymond "Hully" Bunn, 91, of Bristol died Thursday, (August 25, 2011) surrounded by family. A lifelong resident of Bristol, Hully was born on April 14, 1920. His passion for racing spanned over 60 years. He won the first 100 Mile Langhorne National Open for Modifed Sportsman Stock Cars, which is now known as the Race of Champions. He also won the first race ever held at Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York. His winning spirit on the racetrack carried through to him professionally as owner of B&M Machine Shop and B&M Gem Shop, as well as a proud member of the 7th armored division commanded by Gen. Patton during World War II. Hully leaves his family and friends with many happy memories. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Pringal) Bunn; son Ronald Bunn and daughter-in-law Celina of Bristol, daughter Holly Bunn and son-in-law Mark Russo of New Hartford; and brother Charles and sister-in-law Virginia of Bristol. He also leaves behind grandchildren, Lauren McCarthy of Bristol, and Mitchell McCarthy of New York City; and several beloved nieces and nephews. Hully was predeceased by sister Norma Kozlak, brother Donald Bunn, and his first wife Helen (Radke) Bunn.

According to his wishes, services will be held privately by the family. A gathering of his family, friends and the racing community will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association , 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492

Published in the Hartford Courant 8-31-11