Paul G. Bullock, Bristol


Paul G. Bullock crossed over at Sturdy Memorial Hospital on Feb. 18, 2014.

He was born in Fall River, Mass., the son of Harry H. Bullock Sr., and Pauline Sylvester Bullock.

He was raised and educated in Bristol, and graduated from Colt Memorial High School in 1949.

Paul was the husband of Harriett Mulligan Bullock.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and four sons: Elizabeth Bullock and her husband Gary Krofta, Andrew and his wife Janyte, Christopher and his wife Carolyn, Daniel and his wife Jean, Edward and his wife Michelle, and Faith Bullock.

He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1952 to 1954, during which time he was a marksmanship instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Founder and first president of The Wandering Bull, Inc., he continued to be active with the company until the time of his passing. Paul was known in Native American circles as Whirling Thunder, a name given to him by a Mohawk elder many years ago.  A well-known Native American Master of Ceremonies and dancer, Paul was a charter member of several Native groups in the area.  He spent much of his semi-retirement presenting school programs in an effort to bring the Native perspective to the students and foster heightened awareness of the contemporary Native.  His Wampanoag heritage was an important part of his life.

Paul was employed by Carpenter Technology Corp for 25 years, as an inside salesman. Following his retirement in 1985, he devoted his time and energy to the family business and Native affairs.

He was a member of North American Indian Club, Willimantic, Conn., (Council Member); American Indian Federation, Lafayette, (Past Chief); Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness; The Order for the Preservation of Indian Culture, Weymouth, Mass.; Wollomonuppoag Indian Council, Plainville, Mass., (Charter Member); Indian League of the Americas, Barryville, N.Y.; Indian Cultural Art Lodge, Worcester, Mass., (Charter Member).

He also served the Jaycees as president and was an assistant Scout Master of Troop 37 Boy Scouts of America.

Paul is predeceased by two brothers, Harry H. Bullock Jr., and Robert H. Bullock.

His funeral was held on Saturday, Feb. 22.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum or the Wounded Warriors Project would be appreciated.  MKIM at or by mail to Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum,

P.O. Box 142 Warner, NH 03278.  Wounded Warriors can be found online at or mail to Wounded Warrior Project   P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.

The Bullock family would like to thank Dr. Raymond Petit, Dr Steven Flood, and the entire staff of Sturdy Memorial Hospital ICU.


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