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Furlan L. Primus
John Bale Books employee

WATERBURY — Furlan Lawrence Primus, 56, died suddenly on Monday, July 26, 2010.

Mr. 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.

He 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 numerous cousins.

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 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Primus Fund, P.O. Box 823, Woodbury 06798. For an online guest book, please visit www.AbbeyCremations.com.

pamela juliano-putnoki wrote on Aug 17, 2010 12:25 PM:

" i am truly sad about the loss of a truly great,lifelong friend~~~ he will live on in my heart and soul forever!! and oh, the memories we have shared, R.I.P. my dear sweet furlan. "

maggie council dipietra wrote on Aug 16, 2010 6:01 AM:

" Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Furlan in person, we shared some important values and music online. I will remember him as a rare person who surrounded himself with quality visual and musical creativity and who could present new and interesting perspectives in any discussion.
May your memories bring you peace. "

Luther Beckett wrote on Aug 16, 2010 2:42 AM:

" Furlan was friends with my older sister, Christine when I was very young. I recall him playing music and being part of the very lively environment my house was. Later, when I was a teenager, he became a good friend and musical mentor. He also put me on the path soul-searching. Most importantly, he was there to support me in being a strong individual and to have an interesting life. Through Furlan's influence, I moved to New York and had experiences that were unique and vital. I live in Hungary now. Furlan laid some of the first and most important stepping stones to bring me here. "

Wendy Fish wrote on Aug 5, 2010 6:45 PM:

" I am so very sorry to hear of your brother's passing. I know you will all share wonderful memories. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, Wendy "

PAULABARTOLMAILLY wrote on Jul 30, 2010 3:46 PM:

" TO ALL OF THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS I SEND MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES I USED TO TAKE CARE OF YOU.I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR BROTHERS PASSING ,WHEN WE LIVED IN WATERBURY WE USED TO SEE HIM AND VISIT TFTEN. PLESSE KNOW HE IS AT PEACE WITH YOUR SISTER AND GRANPARENTS AND PARENTS.HE IS IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE THAN WE ARE. "

Lorie Sullivan Shewbridge wrote on Jul 30, 2010 2:01 AM:

" I remember Ferlan (Ferlio as my dad used to call him) from when I was a kid. He was a great friend to my dad (Don Sullivan) for years. He was always reading to us and playing music to us when we were kids.
Please accept my sincere condolences.
Mrs. Lorie (Sullivan) Shewbridge "