Hamilton (Ham) Wallace Bullard: Banker; stay at home dad
September 14, 2023 at 12:28 a.m.
Hamilton Wallace Bullard of Rye Brook died Sept. 1, 2023 after fighting a valiant battle with the physical ravages of alcohol.
He was born in 1966 and is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Whitney Pickering Bullard; his two adored children, Winslow Butterfield Bullard and Taggart Pickering Bullard; his father, Roger Clifton Bullard, and his five siblings: Stapley Russell (Chris), Josephine, Gray, Charles and John Bullard.
He was predeceased by his mother, Josephine Edwards Bullard.
After college, he embarked on a career in corporate banking, which he pursued for 13 years before becoming a “stay-at-home dad.”
His wife and children were the lights of his life and his singular focus and dedication; he was a kind, caring and sensitive soul.
For years he coached Little League baseball.
Each year he looked forward to their happy summers at the family cottage overlooking the wide expanse and sunsets upon Lake Ontario.
On the very morning of his last day, he made coffee for his wife, as was his habit every day of their long marriage.
Mr. Bullard was born and raised in Greenwich, Conn. and attended Greenwich Country Day School, the Fessenden School and Groton School, Class of 1985.
While at Groton, he discovered his talent in fine woodworking, for which he received recognition for his block front desk and highboy.
He graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1989 with a degree in Economics cum laude and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
His summers included working at the Champion International Paper Mill in Montana and as a jackroo, mustering sheep and cattle on his cousin’s station in New South Wales, Australia.
His banking career included stints at Manufacturers Hanover Trust, UBS and National Australia Bank.
A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. at Christ’s Church, Rectory Street, Rye.
His remains are to be interred next to his mother, Josephine, in the Bullard family plot at St. Barnabas Church, Greenwich at a later date.
A bench will be installed in his memory at Crawford Park in Rye Brook where he spent many happy years taking the kids to the playground, walking the paths or just sitting, enjoying the peace of the park.
Rest in peace, sweet Hammie.