Richard ‘Bud’ Cullen


NAUGATUCK — Richard “Bud” Cullen, 90, of Naugatuck, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, at Complete Care at Glendale.

Richard was born on Nov. 18, 1932, in Waterbury, to the late Elizabeth (Gedraitis) and Francis Cullen. Richard proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He worked in manufacturing for much of his life and was a foreman at Scovill Manufacturing and Century Brass.

Richard loved to stay busy and after retirement he continued working; he was a salesman at the G. Fox Department Store, delivered bread for Freihoffer’s, and also worked at LaBonne’s Market (formerly Oliver’s) in Prospect.

Left to cherish Richard’s memory are his two sons, Michael Cullen of Shelton, and Robert Cullen of Las Vegas, Nev.; his nieces and caretakers Donna Sousa and Maria Musco, both of Waterbury; his four grandchildren, Andrew, Kristen, Lexi and Nicholas; as well as many other nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his four siblings, Frances (Cullen) Hurley, Robert Cullen, Ruth (Cullen) Wotton and Irene (Cullen) Musco.

Funeral services are private. Richard was to be laid to rest in the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown.

Prospect Memorial/The Palmerie Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting Richard’s family. For online condolences, please visit