1925 – 2014
Putnam – Francis E. Bushey, 88, of Modock Rd., died Sunday, January 5, 2014 in UMASS Memorial Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Sylvia (Barton) Bushey for 65 years. Born in Thompson, he was the son of the late Albert and Clara (Bromley) Bushey.
Mr. Bushey worked in the Dye House for Belding Heminway for 30 years. He was a WWII Veteran, serving in Rhineland and Central Europe, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, Victory Medal, and European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon.
Francis enjoyed fishing and watching the Red Sox and UCONN Huskie Girls basketball. He was a member of the VFW in both Quinebaug Post 10088 and Putnam Post 1523.
Francis is survived by his sons, Gale Bushey and his wife Sharon of Thompson and Dennis Bushey of Biddeford, ME; daughter, Suzette Rumrill of Putnam; grandchildren; Rick, Danny, Mike, Tammy, Virginia, Jason, and Kimberley; great-grandchildren, Mikey, Luke, Ryan, Cote, Angie, Bella, Jon, Logan, Ava-Lynn and Kyle; and great-great grandchildren, Coraline, Jaylah, Alisa and Kaylynn. Francis is predeceased by his son, Mark Bushey and daughter, Cynthia Bushey.
Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service for Francis and to honor his wife Sylvia at 10:00 am on Friday, April 4, 2014 in Munyan Cemetery with Military Honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.