William V. Cullinan, Jr. (EPPD Detective Corporal, Ret.) 81, of Rumford passed away Sunday August 2, 2015 at Roberts Health Center in North Kingstown.
He was the husband of the late Marilyn M. (Danis) Cullinan. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late William V. and Mildred (Burns) Cullinan.
William was a Navy “Seabee” Veteran. Upon retiring from the EPPD he served as a court security officer for the US Federal Courts .
He leaves two sons, Lt. William Cullinan (Pawtucket FD) and his wife Carol, Lt. Timothy Cullinan (EPFD) and his wife Robin, one daughter, Erin Wetzel and her husband Thomas, longtime friend Sheila Pugh, five grandsons Steven, Trevor, Casey, Corey, Tyler, one sister Rita Gormley, and his beloved dog Poochie. He was the father of the late Kevin Cullinan (Cranston FD).
His funeral will be held on Thursday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial with Military Honors will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling Hours Wednesday 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St. Providence, RI 02904.