Robert P. ‘Bullet’ Sherwood

SALISBURY — Robert P. “Bullet” Sherwood, 72, of Fowler Street, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a battle with cancer. He was the husband of Catherine (O’Loughlin) Sherwood. 

Bullet was born Sept. 23, 1946, in Bridgeport, Conn., the son of the late Dorothy (Larney) and George Aylwin Sherwood.

Bullet was a graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village. He held various occupations in and around the towns of Salisbury and Lakeville. His last job was at the Salisbury/Sharon Transfer Station. 

He served in the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division from 1967 to 1970. His last 18 months Bullet was stationed in Alaska. 

Bullet loved his community. For 48 years he served the Lake-ville Hose Company, both as a firefighter and as a member of the Hose Company’s fire police in his later years. He was an active communicant of St. Martin of Tours Parish Church of St. Mary in Lakeville. He served the church as its sexton, and as the caretaker of St. Mary’s Cemetery. 

Bullet was a devoted New York Yankees fan. 

He loved his family, especially his six grandchildren. He spent many a day with his grandsons teaching them how to fish. 

Bullet was also a member of the American Legion Post #70 in Salisbury.

In addition to his wife, Bullet is survived by his children, William Sherwood and his wife, Katy, of North Canaan, Thomas Sherwood and his wife, Marie, of Salisbury and Jessica Sherwood of Salisbury; and his daughter-in-law, Joy Sherwood of North Canaan. 

Bullet was predeceased by his son Joseph “Joey” Sherwood in 2015. 

He is also survived by his siblings, Peter Sherwood, Mary Smith and John Sherwood, all of Lakeville, and Katie Wood of Salisbury; and his six grandchildren, Jase, Abby, Joey, Colin, Jaycob and Carter. 

His brother George predeceased Bullet.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. in St. Martin of Tours Church of St. Mary, 76 Sharon Road, Lakeville, CT 06039. 

Burial with full Military Honors will follow the Mass in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Salisbury. Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 7, at the Lakeville Hose Company from 3 to 5 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Memorial donations may be sent to the Lakeville Hose Company, 4 Brook Road, Salisbury, CT 06068; or Smilow Cancer Research Center, 333 Cedar St., New Haven, CT 06510; or the Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association, 30A Salmon Kill Road, Salisbury, CT 06068. 

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.