Louise P Pintal Bulkeley

May 27, 1921April 17, 2014

BULKELEY, Louise Pintal of Clearwater, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Sylvan Health Care in Clearwater, FL. Born in Lowell, MA in 1921. She came to FL in 1975 after retiring as a Budget Analyst in the comptroller’s office at Fort Devens, MA. She was the daughter of the late Louis P. and Mary Rodrigues Pintal. The wife of Joseph W. Bulkeley who died March 12, 2002. After graduating from Lowell High School in 1939, she attended Lowell Commercial College and taught Commercial subjects at this school for several years. She attended Bentley School of Accounting and Finance when it was located on Boylston Street, Boston, MA and received her certificate in 1948 and eventually received her Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the now known Bentley College located in Waltham, MA in 1972. From 1943 to 1946 she served in the U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserve (SPARS) both in the 11th Naval District, Long Beach, CA and in the 1st Naval District, Boston, MA. She became a Chief Petty Officer while stationed in Boston, MA and held that rank until her discharge on June 20, 1946. She was an active member and is still a member in the DAV Clearwater Chapter 11 and served as Commander, the first female commander in 40 years, from 1981 to 1982. She founded the Pinellas Park Chapter 1700, National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) and served as President for several years. She is also a member at large of the American Legion, Women of the Moose HC 3000, Saint Memorial Medical Center, Lowell, MA, the Clearwater Chapter 259 NARFE and of St. Catherine of Siena Women’s Guild. She belonged to St. Catherine of Siena Church and was a member of the choir for several years. She lived at Mission Hills, Clearwater before moving to Mainland’s of Tamarac, Pinellas Park in 1979 and moved to Regency Oaks in 1996 and resided there until her death.

Survivors include: several cousins in Lowell, MA area, as well as in Manchester and Exeter, NH, Jacksonville, FL and Hartford, CT.

Visitation held Wednesday, 4/23 from 2pm until 4pm at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Belcher Road Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 4/24 at 11am at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Interment alongside her husband will be at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Arrangements being handled by Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home. Visit


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, April 24, 2014

Louise P Pintal Bulkeley

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Pamela Wadeson

May 8, 2014

Darling Louise,
Heartbroken to hear of your passing.
You and Joe befriended us many years ago at the Shoreline Motel on Madeira Beach whilst on vacation there.
Subsequently we spent many happy hours over many years in your company.
You welcomed us in to your home.You taught us how to eat lobster. Joe talked with Dick for hours about his experiences during the war.Joe treated Dick like the son he had never had.We both loved you both so much.We were devastated when Joe died, as were you.You and I were both devastated when Dick died. Now you and Joe are at peace together and I will miss you so much,miss our cheery happy newsy phone calls, miss your wise presence in my life.
I have so many happy memories of our times together, the four of us.
They will always be with me, a constant reminder of a wonderful happy, devoted couple.Rest in peace together.
From Pam Wadeson. England.
[Judi, thanks for letting me know.I don't have your address]

Joe & Lorraine Rodrigues

April 19, 2014

Louise we love you and enjoyed your company fo r many years. Personally I loved you because you accepted me into the family right off. You loved me and I loved you and will miss you. Joe loves you as I'm sure you know. You were a great godmother and 2nd cousin. We hope you know we will miss you. Love Joe & Lorraine