Obituaries: Paul J. Hollis, Sr.

Paul J. Hollis, Sr., 93, of Bristol, husband of the late Susan (Dudik) Hollis, died Monday (June 20, 2016). Paul was born March 1, 1923 in Braznell, PA and was a son of the late George and Ann (Koren) Hollis. He has resided in Bristol since 1948 and retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Southington. Paul was a very hard worker, not only working full-time in the shop during the day, but also building houses during the evening hours and weekends. He built a number of houses in the Bristol area. Upon retiring, he spent several years in West Palm Beach, FL. He enjoyed playing golf and especially took great pride in his grandson, Bryan. Paul is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul J., Jr. and Beverly Hollis and Rudolph P. and Jane Hollis, all of Bristol; a brother, John Hollis of New Britain; a grandson, Bryan Hollis and his wife Traca; two great grandsons, Noah and Evan Hollis, all of Pooler, GA; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday (June 24, 2016), 11:30 AM at St. Gregory Church, Bristol. Burial will follow St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Relatives and friends may call at the Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol on Friday between 10:00 and 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Gregory Church, 235 Maltby St., Bristol, CT 06010. Please visit Paul’s memorial website at www.FUNKFUNERALHOME.comobituary