Joshua P. Tulley

November 23, 1992 ~ February 21, 2021 (age 28)

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Naugatuck - Joshua P. Tulley, age 28, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday February 21, 2021.  Josh was born (the eldest of three sons) on November 23, 1992 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury.

A lifelong resident of Naugatuck, Josh was a 2010 graduate of Naugatuck High School where he lettered in Football (DB, WR, P) and Track.  He was one of the 2010 All NVL Defense players for Naugatuck High School.

Josh was a kind, gentle soul with the biggest heart.  He brought laughter to his many friends.  He had a love of all sports and the outdoors.  He enjoyed cooking, gaming, spending time with family and friends, and visiting the family getaways in Clinton, CT and Sylvia Lake, NY.  He had a love of all the family pets including: Lucky, Dusty, Lucy, Barney, Coalie, Lilah, Benny, Katie, Toby, and Ratchet.

Josh is survived by his father and stepmother Brian Tulley and Elizabeth Brown of Naugatuck, his mother Tina (Vitarelli) Tulley of Naugatuck, his brother Jeremy Tulley of Naugatuck, his brother Jordan Tulley and girlfriend Kaylin Spaulding of Shelton, his paternal grandparents Phillip E. and Barbara S. Tulley of Monroe, CT., dozens of aunts, uncles and cousins.  Josh is predeceased by his maternal grandparents Anthony P. Vitarelli (Poppa) and Christine A. Vitarelli of Waterbury. 

Walk through calling hours will be held Saturday February 27, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck.  To send an on-line condolence, please visit  Memorial donations in Josh’s name may be made to the Naugatuck Ecumenical Food Bank, P.O. Box 796, Naugatuck, CT 06770.

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February 27, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Naugatuck Valley Memorial - Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home
240 North Main Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Burial Private


Naugatuck Ecumenical Food Bank
P.O. Box 796, Naugatuck CT 06770

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