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John F. Mullen of Westford, MA

1941 - 2021

US Veteran Army

Visitation

April 30, 2021
4-7 P.M.
Alexandria Church, 107 N. Main St., Westford, MA

Funeral

May 1, 2021
10 A.M.
Alexandria Church, 107 N. Main St., Westford, MA

John F. Mullen of Westford, MA passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 25th  2021.
Born on June 30, 1941 , he was the son of the late Harry L. and Mildred G. (Donnelly) Mullen of Arlington, MA. He was the beloved husband of Margaret (Peg) Hogan Mullen of Arlington, MA who he met in high school.
John graduated from Arlington High School (59), Northeastern University, BS Chemistry (64), MBA (71).
John was a proud veteran, having served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army Signal Corps. He worked as a financial analyst for Itek, Digital Equipment Corporation and the IRS.
He was an active member of Westford Swim & Tennis Club, St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish where he served as an usher and lector for the Saturday 4pm mass and former President of The Westford Irish American Club.  He enjoyed cooking, Irish music,  talk radio, golf, tennis, bridge,  blackjack and was a voracious reader. He passionately supported his daughters’ athletic endeavors through high school and college. He took great joy in Mullen family vacations, family fun night card games and his role as commissioner of the Family Football League. He was a natural organizer and his skills will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, his daughters and son-in-laws, Maureen Mullen and Anthony Connell of Andover MA, Deborah and John Pavis of Bethlehem PA, CAPT Margaret Schult USN and Robert Schult of Portsmouth RI, and CAPT Kathleen and CAPT Brian Ellis, USN of Coronado CA. He was blessed with 11 grandchildren: Devin and Patrick Connell; Henry, Charles and George Pavis; Margaret, Ryan and Elizabeth Schult; Patrick, Maeve and Connor Ellis.  Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law Ruben and Anne Deveau of Hyannisport, MA and Leo and Barbara Hogan of Brewster, MA.  Numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  He is predeceased by his brother Lawrence Mullen of Woburn, MA.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visitation on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 4PM to 7PM at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, 107 N. Main St. Westford, MA. Due to Covid, we must provide names in advance for funeral services. Interment will follow in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Westford. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to: American Heart Association www.heart.org or Muscular Dystrophy Association: www.mda.org. Online guestbook is available at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

12 Condolences for John F. Mullen of Westford, MA

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    Brian Ellis Sr

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    Glad we got to meet at the twins birthday.
    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal:
    Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
    Until we meet again John gather a few more jokes.

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    Anne and Bob Schult

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    So many memories of being part of the extended family for almost 40 years! The sailing at USNA, the wedding in 1993, the many celebrations with our “together” grandchildren, Maggie, Ryan and Libby. God rest you John always present in the hearts of those who love you!

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    Cara Sanchez

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    Uncle John was the model
    Of a passionate learner…. expert Easter Egg hider, gardener, cook, photographer. YOU will be missed and always appreciated ❤️

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    Judie Driscoll

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    Maureen,

    My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. My heart goes out to all of you.
    Warm regard,
    Judie Driscoll

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    Caroline & Michael Pavis

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    Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire Mullen family. We loved him so much and will remember fondly all the wonderful memories and Christmases we spent together. Christmas won’t be the same without Grandpy Mullen’s delicious cooking, card games, trivia and fun. We love you and are keeping you all in our prayers. Love Caroline, Mike, Maggie, Molly & Jack

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    Susan Ellis

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    Peg and the entire Mullen family. I am so sad about John’s death, he was a remarkable man who had such love and pride for his family. Brian and I are so fortunate to share grandchildren with you and John. I know his death has left a huge void and I hope that the love we feel for the entire family will give you strength and comfort.

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    Linda Schertzer

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    Sympathy and sadness for you all. May you all be held by his memory. What an incredible life he had and shared with so many he loved and loved him back.

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    Dawn & Buzz Gillogly

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    Peg – Buzz and I feel your pain and wish you our condolences and prayers – may the winds blow John gently into heaven’s arms

    Dawn and Buzz Gillogly

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    Dave Clyne

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    Dear Peg, the Mullen ladies, and extended family.
    We offer our best wishes to you all from the other side of the pond and are thinking of you.
    Dave, Sarah, Joe and Sam Clyne.

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    Win Nelson

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    I am deeply sorry. You and he are in my prayers.

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    Maria Ellis

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    My husband William and I met Mr. and Mrs. Mullen when we travelled to Boston from Ireland to attend Brian Jr. and Katie’s wedding. We were invited to their home and enjoyed their hospitality. I remember Mr. Mullen as a welcoming and amiable host. We send our condolences to the Mullen family.

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    dave elliott

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    I’ve lost another good friend from Arlington. He was called the Chief by all his friends never knew the reason. We go back to the Crosby School , Arlington High School & Northeastern University. Many card games on the front steps of his house on Tufts St., Sunday touch football games on the Jr. High East lawn across from his house. It was always prior to the Giants NFL game at 2pm. The Chief loved playing cards taking $$ from me who was not a big card player.
    One thing he did in high school was diagram football plays sent them to the Cleveland Browns. Not sure if they ever tried them. On our golf outings to NH and Maine the Chief was the cook which he was very good. The Chief sent three emails/day Mon thru Friday to stay in touch.

    Chief you will be missed and thought of many times.

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