MILLBURY - Casey Joseph Bulger died instantly on July 31, 2021 in Millbury, MA from a motorcycle accident at the age of 21. He has left us all too soon, but in the time that he was given, Casey truly lived life.
Casey always loved anything with handlebars, a steering wheel or a motor – cars, trucks, boats, mountain bikes, dirt bikes, tractors and of course, his Harley Davidson. His largest passion in life, he rode, bought, sold, traded, built, fixed, studied, learned and knew all he could. And he experienced constant happiness in the complexities, beauty and thrill he could continually discover in the world of riding.
Casey was a natural athlete and his family loved to watch him fly down the ice at a hockey game or down a mountain on his snowboard. The artistry that moved Casey could be found in music and in ink – always with a song in his head and planning his next tattoo. He had a deep love of all animals and could often be found curled up with a family cat or dog.
Casey had a very strong work ethic. After attending Millbury-Sutton Public Schools, he selected Blackstone Valley Technical High School for his education because it allowed him to get out of the classroom and put his mind and hands to work as early as possible. He graduated in 2018 with his Apprenticeship in Plumbing and began learning his trade working on new construction with Santon Plumbing and Heating. He later took an opportunity to advance his knowledge working in residential and commercial buildings for Victory Plumbing and Heating. In December 2020, Casey earned his certificate of Tier 4 Journeyman Plumber Training. Casey believed that this trade would serve him well in life. He enjoyed the work and took pride in it. But Casey also had a lifelong dream to drive trucks. He made the decision to begin work at C&S Lumber in Millbury in 2020 and here Casey began an integration of the things in this world that he valued. C&S was founded by his great Grandpa Joe and is still today operated by Casey’s family. This held meaning for Casey and you could feel a sense of peace about him that he felt at home and also, that he was given an opportunity to begin fulfilling his dream working toward his CDL class B license. Casey felt this calling in his DNA – like his great grandfather, his grandfather, his dad, uncles, mentors and countless people that he respected and admired.
Casey loved burgers and Coors Light and Iced coffee and all the best things that life had to offer. But ahead of all of that, Casey loved people. He loved so many people and so many people loved Casey. The people that he leaves behind are all a part of his heart and his infinite capacity to love: His mom Rebecca (Aubin) Richard and his dad Jeff Bulger (Becky and Tex), his step-parents Liz Connolly and Toby Richard, his siblings Andrew McKenzie Swenson and partner Sydney Moran, Benjamin Casey Richard and Victoria Lee Richard, maternal grandmother Elizabeth “Cookie” Aubin and partner Gary Gover, maternal grandfather Jerry Aubin, paternal grandparents Rick and Deb Bulger, Great Grandmother Margaret Cataldo, Uncle and godfather Mathieu Aubin and wife Nichole, Uncle Bo Bulger and wife Amanda, Aunt Amanda and Andrew Leighton, Godmother Kelly Jones and husband Dan, cousins Cameron Aubin, Elijah, Garrett, Melina, Nate, Abri and Levi Bulger, Christopher and William Leighton, and girlfriend Meg Mahoney. This family and his large important extended family served as Casey’s rock and foundation. But, you also can’t think about Casey without thinking of the amazing friendships he developed and made a life with. If he was writing this, he would name every one of you and he would put you at the top of the page and he would say, “What’s up F@#ker’s?! Thanks for the good times and the hard times and all of the best times of my life. I love you.”
Family and friends will celebrate and remember Casey’s life with a time of visitation on Sunday, August 8th from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 N. Main Street in Millbury.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 9th at 11:30 a.m. in St. Brigid Church, 59 Main Street in Millbury. Burial will follow in St. Brigid Cemetery, Millbury.
The family requests all flower donations be omitted, and memorial contributions may be made to The Casey J. Bulger Memorial Fund, donations can be made at or mailed to any bankHometown