Dulla, John

John Edward Dulla was born on September 1, 1955 in Nyack, NY. He was born to Francis E. Dulla of Hobe Sound, FL, and the late Florence Blauvelt Dulla. He passed away suddenly on Friday, June 1, 2012 at his home in Avon. John was a 1972 graduate of Staples High School in Westport. He attained a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1978. John was a self-employed industrial engineer and entrepreneur. He was an enthusiastic Yankees, Patriots, and Whalers fan. John leaves behind his father, Francis; his brother, Robert Dulla; his sister-in-law, Beth Davis-Dulla; his niece and nephew, Katie and Jack Dulla; and his sister, Diane Dulla. John married Barbara A. Driscoll on September 23, 1978. They were married for 33 years and had made their home in Avon, where they were parishioners of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. John was the proud and loving father of Christine, Elizabeth, Kevin, Michael, Laura, and Peter. John’s kindness, generosity, and sense of humor will be missed by all who were blessed to know him. The love and passion that he demonstrated in his life has made a lasting impact on all of his family and friends. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to the friends, neighbors and relatives for the overwhelming support and generosity during this difficult time.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. in St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made be made to Avon High School’s Dollars for Scholars Program, P.O. Box 706 Avon, Connecticut 06001.

Calling Hours

No Calling Hours

Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 11:00am Church of St. Ann, Avon


Memorial Contribution

Avon High School's Dollars for Scholars Program, P.O. Box 706 Avon, Connecticut 06001

5 Responses to 'Dulla, John'

  1. Debbie Driscoll-Wiersma & Billy Driscoll says:

    Dear Dulla family. our hearts & prayers go out to all of you during this difficult loss of your beloved John. John always had a smile & hearty laugh. I remember him helping you with the children Barbara on the few occassions we did share when your brother Bill & I were married. He was a very loving father & gentle caring husband. Billy was hoping to get to reconnect with all of you. He is saddened by this news.May you somehow find comfort and God give you strength to get through this. Our prayers are for all of you. We are here if you need anything. Wish we could help comfort you. Barb, you were a tremendous help to Billy when he lost his Dad. He wanted to express he is here for you also. With our sincere sympathy, Debbie, Billy, Shannon & Jennifer & Matt

  2. Mike Dysart says:

    Barbara – I am old friend of John’s from Staples High School. You and I met many years ago – think you and John had 3 children then.

    I got reconnected to John about 3 years ago. He and I had so much fun on many lengthy phone calls. Like all good friends it was like that only a few days had passed even though it had several years. We always made fun of each other – he alays calling me “you big dummy”. Our sense of humer was identical and we would get each laughing all the time.

    In High School we played hours upon hours of one on one basketball and I would hang out while he rebuilt that VW bug.

    I am heartbroken and very sad to see that he has passed and just learned this today. My condolences to you and the children – I will always remember him and will miss him badly.

  3. Bill Hook says:

    Dear Dulla Family: Sorry to read about the passing of your Husband/Dad. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Bill Hook (Avon High School Math Department)

  4. Linda York says:

    I will miss seeing John at St. Annes Church. Throughout the fifteen years we have lived in Avon, John had a presence in our lives. He was a soccer dad for many years with my daughter Katie. I saw him at church either by himself or with Barb and years before with their beautiful children. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.

  5. Patti Marconi Hawkins says:

    Dear Barbara and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband/father John. You are all in my prayers. I wish you all peace and comfort. My deepest Sympathy to you all.
    Patti Marconi Hawkins

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