Furlan L. Primus
John Bale Books employee
WATERBURY — Furlan Lawrence Primus, 56, died suddenly on Monday, July 26, 2010.
Primus was born Nov. 12, 1953, in Waterbury. He was the oldest son of
the late Furlan Udine Primus and Ann Murphy Primus. He was a longtime
employee of John Bale Books in Waterbury, a job he enjoyed immensely for
the opportunity it afforded him to be associated with books and people
of all types.
A lifelong resident of Waterbury, he was a
prestidigitator since 9 years old, a master musician, a serious
photographer, artist and avid reader. Furlan was a graduate of Wilby
High School and earned a degree in computer programming from Waterbury
State Tech. He was considered a computer virtuoso. He will be remembered
for his generosity, sincerity, good cheer and unique personality.
was predeceased by his sister, Susan. He leaves behind his sisters,
Marianne Brumley of Woodbury, Marcia Colley of Caneadea, N.Y., Linda
Primus of Cheshire, Monica Primus of Fayetteville, N.C., and Zedra
Primus of Enid, Okla.; a brother, Geoffrey of Woodbury, Tenn.; his
nephews, Edward, Luke and Miles; his uncle, C. Bruno Primus; and
A memorial gathering will take place on Friday,
July 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. at John Bale Books, 158 Grand St., Waterbury,
Conn. Poems, songs or other reflections may be shared between 4 and 5
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Primus
Fund, P.O. Box 823, Woodbury 06798. For an online guest book, please