Douglas H. Bunker


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Methuen - Douglas H. Bunker 70, of Methuen, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Doug was born on August 8, 1949 in Lawrence, to the late Henry P. and Edith G. (Seddon) Bunker. He was a retired lieutenant of the Lawrence Fire Department. He served on the department for 31 years.
Doug served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He was a member of the Lawrence Fire Fighter Association Union Local 146. He was also a member of the Relief's Inn in Lawrence.
Doug is survived by his wife, Barbara I. (Wunderlich) Bunker of Methuen; and his son, Michael and his wife, Cheryl, of Harpswell, Maine. Also, among his survivors are his brother, Henry "Bud" Bunker and his wife, Valerie, of Salem, NH; and his sister, Christine Swihart and her husband, Patrick, of Embden, ME; as well as his grandchildren, Kandace P. and Kyle M. Demers, several brothers -in-law and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call on Friday, August 23, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow with military honors at the veteran's section at St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the Lawrence Firefighters Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 533, Lawrence, MA 01843.
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Published on August 22, 2019
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6 posts

Helen + Larry Shea
Aug 23, 2019
Our deepest sympathies and prayers. RIP!!!
Helen & Larry Shea
Aug 23, 2019
We send our deepest sympathies and Prayers. RIP!!!
Love Helen + Larry Shea
Kinney family
Aug 22, 2019
Praying for you all to ease the pain of this loss. Wish I could be there to give everyone a hug.
Jane LeMay
Aug 22, 2019
Oh Barbara! I am so sorry to hear about Doug...
My thoughts are with you.
Ferris A Hatem
Aug 22, 2019
Sorry for your loss.
Jim Savoy Methuen,Ma.
Aug 22, 2019
Condolences to "Buddy" and family.
God Bless,