Leo P. Null

Leo NullLeo Paul Null, 70, of Bridgewater, CT, passed away on July 17, 2016.

Leo was born in Danbury, CT, December 12, 1945, a son to Warren Joseph and Viola (Dutil) Null. He attended Danbury schools, graduating from Danbury High School in 1963 and Henry Abbott Technical School in 1965 as a draftsman. He later attended Norwalk Technical School.

Leo married Kathy Livingston of Ridgefield CT, on June 1, 1966. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Leo was a U.S. Marine Corps. Vietnam veteran serving as a combat engineer.

He worked all his life in the Danbury area, first as a draftsman at Republic Foil, then with various construction contractors and later established his own business as a Site Contractor and septic installer, which he continued for a number of years.

His last 29 years of his career were spent as the Danbury Chief Building Official. Leo took pride in his position as one who made public safety his number one concern. He took care to educate staff and citizens alike on the significance of good construction, and always made time to help contractors with their projects.

Active in the Bridgewater community, Leo participate in many areas of Bridgewater life. He was the Planning and Zoning Commission chairperson for over 20 years, supported the local Grange, a Boy Scout leader, worked in various booths at the annual Bridgewater Fair, and co-managed the annual Fishing Derby for local children. He currently served as a Bridgewater Selectman.

Leo had a lifelong love as a sportsman, from fly-fishing on the Housatonic River to Tarpon Fishing in the Keys. Upland bird hunting with his Brittany spaniel, Sassy, gave him many enjoyable experiences. He took his responsibility as a sportsman seriously and was member of several sportsman groups and worked on conservation projects.

His other passions over the years included restoring cars, including his latest 1935 Ford Coupe project. Leo loved history and was an avid reader. Friends and family will remember how much he loved his NY Yankees and NY Giants.

Most of all he loved family. He showed his sons the joy of camping and fishing, and taught them how to ride their bikes and motorbikes safely. Leo always had a special place in his heart for his grandson, Jonathan Null, for whom he was known to laugh with often.

Leo is survived by his wife, Kathy, his son, David Null, and daughter-in-law, Heather Null, and grandson, Jonathan Null, Southbury, CT, and his son, Christopher Null, of Bridgewater. He is also survived by his brother, Warren Null, and sister-in-law, Gail, of Southbury; his sister, Nancy, and brother-in-law, Rick Proulx, of Westford, MA. And, he is survived by his godmother/aunt Fern Rajcula, of Brookfield, CT, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends for a Celebration of Life Gathering during the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2016 in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Avenue, Danbury. Remarks of Remembrance to Celebrate the Life of Leo Null will commence at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Leo’s family requests that any donations be made to the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association, 68 Park Lane Rd., New Milford, CT 06776 (www.nmvna.org) or to the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department & E.M.S., P.O. Box 9, Bridgewater, CT 06752. (www.bridgewaterfd.org).

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