Francis “Frank” P. Tully of Chelmsford

1928 - 2017


April 2, 2017
Dolan Funeral Home

No Funeral Date Scheduled

Francis “Frank” P. Tully, 88, of Chelmsford died Tuesday afternoon, March 28, 2017, in Chelmsford, MA surrounded by his loving children.

He was married to the late Joanne Tully, who died on August 29, 2012.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Bernard and Ellen Tully. He graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1946 and earned a BS in Chemistry from Lowell Technological Institute in 1951.

He proudly served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Frank worked as a chemist for Lawrence Manufacturing of Lowell. He was an avid reader, golfer and sports fan.

He is survived by his son, Stephen and his wife, Lorraine Tully of Tewksbury; daughter, Ellen and her husband, John Nutter of Trumbull, CT; five grandchildren, Jason, Christopher, and Michelle Tully, and Brett and Joelle Nutter; two great grandchildren, Colton and Lila Tully and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late B. Joseph Tully of Dracut and Richard Tully of Lowell.

Visiting hours Sun. 2 to 4 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA followed by Military Honors at 4pm. A private funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford.  Memorials may be made in his memory to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250;  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

5 Condolences for Francis “Frank” P. Tully of Chelmsford

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    Jennifer Bencivenga


    I didn’t know “Pops” Tully as well as some, but my experience of him was as a loving and generous grandfather and father who raised one of the best friends I’ve ever had. He will be so missed…

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    Liz Shelley


    My most sincere sympathy to the Tully and the Nutter family on the passing of their beloved dad and Pops.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all
    Liz Shelley (Nutter)

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    I only had the pleasure of knowing you for a few weeks and what a wonderful strong man you were.. your smile when I walked into your room would brighten my day, and I’ll forever remember you asking me “where weRE you? I miss you”
    My condolences to your loved ones.
    Rest easy Mr.Tully

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    Terri Ferris


    To know Pops is to love Pops; a great guy. So sorry Ellen, John and family for your loss.

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    Kathy Mullen


    I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Tully throughout my career. He affectionately called me ‘Blondie’ and he always made us laugh. We will never forget good ‘ol Frank Tully! My sincere condolences to his family. He will be missed!

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