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Elmer L. Cleveland Jr.

July 6, 1960 ~ July 10, 2018 (age 58)

Elmer L. “Sonny” Cleveland, Jr., 58, of Bristol, husband of Deborah McMahon Cleveland, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at his home. Sonny was born July 6, 1960 and was a son of Joan Lucia and the late Elmer L. Cleveland, Sr. He was raised and attended school in Ware, MA and has resided in Bristol for the past 20 years. He was employed as a carpenter, was an avid fisherman, and was in active recovery at BRC. Sonny is survived by his wife Deborah, his mother and step-father: Joan and Arnold Lucia of Lakeland, FL; two daughters: Crystal Natalie Cleveland of Bristol and Shannon Whalen of Enfield; four sisters: Sheila Macanik, Anita Nadeau, and Brenda Cleveland, all of Ware, MA, and Linda Massino of Delaware; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Paul Cleveland. A time of remembrance will be celebrated on Sunday, August 5, 2018, between 2 and 4 PM at Bristol Recovery Club. There are no calling hours. Please omit flowers. Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, is assisting the family. Please visit Sonny’s memorial web-site at

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