SOUTHBURY — Franklin B. Bristol, 88, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at The Watermark in Southbury.
Mr. Bristol was born on Feb. 5, 1925, the son of the late Franklin and Phyllis (Hampson) Bristol. He grew up in Middlebury and later resided in Valley Forge, Devon, and West Chester, Pa.
Mr. Bristol was a veteran of World War II, serving in the army infantry in the South Pacific. He graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. degree in mathematics. Throughout his career, he was a sales manager with the Bristol Company of Waterbury, which later became Bristol-Babcock.
Mr. Bristol had a great love for the outdoors, spending much of the summer throughout his lifetime at his family cottage on Lake Quassapaug. He enjoyed listening to jazz and was particularly fond of Duke Ellington. He was known as a true gentleman and for his charm and good natured humor.
Mr. Bristol is survived by his wife, Marylou A. Bristol; his brother, David of Peabody, Mass.; his three sons, Benjamin of State College, Pa., Robert of Moodus, and William of Paoli, Pa.; five grandchildren, and five nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Nancy Allen of LaGrange, Ga.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Middlebury Congregational Church, 1242 Whittemore Road, Middlebury. Burial will be private in Middlebury Cemetery. There are no calling hours. The Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St., is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Quassapaug Association, c/o Middlebury Land Trust (LQA in check memo), PO Box 193, Middlebury, CT 06762-0193.
For further information to send an email condolence, or to light a memorial candle, visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.