Robert “Bob” Culligan, 69 of East Haven passed away peacefully on January 23, 2018 at CT Hospice in Branford. He was born March 30, 1948 in New Haven to George and Rose (DeFonzo) Culligan. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Elsie (Treloar) Culligan, daughter, Michele Montesanto (Michael) of East Haven and two grandchildren, Cpl. Michael Montesanto (USMC) and Haley Montesanto. Robert is also survived by his sister, Debbie Pereira (John) of NY and brother, George Culligan of Fl. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, son, Robert Culligan Jr. (1981) and a sister, Patricia Manacchio.
Bob enjoyed watching Michael and Haley at their sporting events, never missing a game until his illness. He was so proud when Michael became a US Marine. He also loved drinking coffee and hanging out with his friends every day at their favorite spot. Bob also loved snowmobiling in Vermont, watching the Patriots and Bruins, spending time on his boat and at the casino, and he cherished the times when his sister Debbie would come visit.
We would like to thank our family and friends for all of their love and support during this difficult time. In addition, we would like to thank all who cared for him including the staff at Smilow Cancer Center, Hospice and the caregivers he had at home.
Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 PM on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home (Clancy Funeral Home), 43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven. Funeral procession will leave Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home on Saturday, January 27 at 9:45 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Taylor Ave., East Haven with Committal to follow at All Saints Cemetery in North Haven. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford CT 06405 in memory of Robert Culligan.