OBIT: Michael Aiden Cullen, 97, World War II Veteran

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Michael Aiden Cullen

Michael Aiden Cullen

A Funeral Mass for Michael Aiden Cullen will be celebrate on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 in St. Luke Church, Belmont at 10:30 a.m. Mr. Cullen passed away in his Watertown home on Friday evening after a time of failing heath. He was 97.

He is the beloved husband of the late Anna L. (Colarusso). Devoted father of Mary Desorcy and her husband Paul of Weston, Elizabeth Cullen of Watertown, Kathleen Hunt and her husband Frank Hunt of Pennsylvania and Michael Cullen Jr and his wife Kathy of New Hampshire. Grandfather to Daniel Hunt, Christine Hjorth, Patrick Hunt, Megan Cullen, Sean Cullen and Michael Slonina.

Great grandfather to Nathan and Kayla Hunt, Elizabeth and Kayla Hjorth, Michael Cullen and Evelyn Smith. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Michael, called Aiden by his wife and family, served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He navigated a landing craft bringing troops to beaches during all the major battles of the war. He retired from The Boston Naval Shipyard as a shipwright.

Funeral from the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St., Watertown on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., followed by Funeral Mass in St. Luke’s Church, 132 Lexington St., Belmont at 10:30 a.m.. Relatives and friends kindly invited. 

Visiting hours Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 from 4-7 p.m.

Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.

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