OBITUARY

Michael A. Gulla

April 24, 1958February 22, 2018
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GULLA, Michael A. 59, of Norton, suddenly Thursday February 22, 2018 at his home. Born in Norwood, he was the son of Arthur M. and Lorraine (Survila) Gulla. Beloved husband of Elinor (DiIorio) Gulla. Devoted father of Keith M. Gulla of Norwood. Loving brother of Susan Hanley and her husband Terry of Walpole, and Dianne Ehrlich of Norwood. Uncle of Craig and Cam Hanley, and Jason and James Ehrlich. Step-father of Colleen, Megan, and Kathleen Gallahue. Michael was a 1976 graduate of Norwood High School, where he was a three-sport athlete, earning Boston Globe All Scholastic Honors in both football and hockey. He attended and earned his degree in Arboriculture from the Stockbridge School at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mike was inducted into the Norwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016. He was the Proprietor of the Gulla Tree Service of Norwood. Funeral Tuesday February 27 from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St. (Rt. 1A), NORWOOD, at 8 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Norwood at 9. Visiting hours Monday 4 – 8 PM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Mike’s memory to Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston MA 02115.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visiting Hours Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, February 27, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment Private
REMEMBERING

Michael A. Gulla

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Carla Locarno

April 14, 2018

I just learned Mike passed away. My brother, Dave, still lives in Massachusetts but I moved out of Massachusetts many years ago and he let us know. Mike was my second cousin as my dad, Dave Locarno, was first cousins with Mike’s dad, Arthur Gulla. My grandfather Peter Locarno and Mike’s grandmother Delia Gulla were brother and sister. So sorry to hear Mike passed away so young. I remember him in school growing up and in high school. I watched the tribute video and saw the old pictures. I hadn’t seen Mike since high school. He graduated a year ahead of me. I’m glad he was a Christian and now he’s spending eternity in Heaven with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. My deepest sympathy to Mike’s family.

Jeannette Le Chevallier

March 2, 2018

My father, Robert Young, a long time Berwick Place neighbor, and the entire Young family wish to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Gulla family for your loss. We hope you find comfort in your loving memories.
Jeannette (Young) Le Chevallier

Bill & Anne Hasenfus

February 27, 2018

We were heartbroken to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a dear friend & loved by our entire family. My boys still remember their rides in Mike’s bucket truck. Our deepest condolences to Elinor & the Gulla family. He will be missed by all❤️

Robert Michienzie

February 27, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Gulla family and my coach Arthur! So much time has past and I will always remember Michael walking the sidelines as As our water boy and then growing up to be a fine young man my heart goes out to all of you! May he Rest In Peace

Michael Condon

February 27, 2018

God Bless Mike Gulla. My heart felt condolences to Mike's family and friends. Rest In Peace.

Barbara Longacre

February 26, 2018

Elinor I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bill & Anne Hasenfus

February 26, 2018

We were so shocked & saddened to hear of Mike s passing. He was such a part of our life. Our children will always remember riding in the bucket truck. He was a Norwood icon & will be remembered by an entire community. We loved him like family. We will miss you Mike our sincere condolences to the Gulla family

Jane Stivaletta

February 26, 2018

I was shocked to hear that Michael passed. He was a wonderful person with loads of talent, charm and a beautiful heart. I'm happy he was in my life. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family.

Henry Santoro

February 26, 2018

One of Norwood's finest gone way, way too soon. My heartfelt sympathy to his family.

Chris Bernazzani

February 26, 2018

Really terrible news. My condolences to the entire Gulla family. Mike was a good man.