Frank Bullis Obituary, Frank Bullis Has Passed Away

Frank Bullis Obituary, Frank Bullis Has Passed Away

Frank Bullis Obituary, Death Cause – After a brief bout with illness, Grand Isle resident Frank E. Bullis, age 91, passed away in comfort on July 4, 2023 at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Frank A. Bullis was the first and only child to be born to Edward A. Bullis and Helen Ladd Bullis on April 20, 1932. He served in the United States Army for two years, but otherwise devoted his life to farming dairy cows on Savage View Farm on Grand Isle. After graduating from Milton High School in 1950 and attending the University of Vermont, Frank was drafted into the Army in 1952 and sent to Kansas and subsequently Chicago, Illinois. He served in both of these locations.

Frank got married to Nancy Manley on June 26, 1954, when he was on leave in Milton, Vermont. After their wedding, the couple moved to Chicago, where they remained until Frank was released in December of that same year. Frank and Nancy moved their family to Grand Isle, where they worked the family farm while raising their four children. During the time that Frank was engaged in farming, he was a member of the State Soil Conservation Council and served as a Director of the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery. In addition, he sold and maintained milking equipment manufactured by Surge and machinery manufactured by John Deere.

During his years of retirement, Frank maintained his involvement in and knowledge of the dairy sector, and he was always ready with advice and suggestions for the next generation of his family’s agricultural operation at Savage View. As part of the festivities commemorating the fact that the Bullis family has owned the farm for one hundred years, in 2021, Frank was honored with the title of WCAX Super Senior. Traveling to see their children and grandchildren in Connecticut and the Hudson Valley, as well as spending over twenty winters in their cherished home in Bonita Springs, Florida, were among the highlights of Frank and Nancy’s many delightful trips with friends.

Some of these destinations included the Gaspe Peninsula, Las Vegas, Hawaii, and Israel. Over the years, Frank had many friends who remained in his life for the rest of his life. He had friends of all ages, and he enjoyed spending time with them in social settings, such as going to the bar, having breakfast at the Legion, or conversing with guests at his home about sports, gardening, nature, the history of Grand Isle, and his family, of whom he was very proud. Throughout his entire life, Frank had a passion for hunting and fishing. During the time that he and Nancy spent spending the winters in Bonita Springs, Florida, he took his boat out on the canal and ocean and fished till his heart was satisfied.

Author: James Lucas