2010-07-01 / Obituaries


FEB. 2, 1923 — JUNE 28, 2010 FEB. 2, 1923 — JUNE 28, 2010 Mary Ellen (McGuire) Mulkern, wife, mother and volunteer, passed away June 28, 2010, at the age of 87 in Augusta, Maine.

Mrs. Mulkern was born in Augusta, Maine, on February 2, 1923, the eldest daughter of Leroy and Nellie (Ouellette) McGuire. She lived in Damariscotta for the past 12 years after living 40 years in the Brewster/North Salem, New York area.

A 1942 graduate of Cony High School in Augusta, Mary was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Mary was an excellent seamstress, cook, and homemaker. Mary also loved to knit and crochet. She was always baking or making something for her family and friends and her home was spotless.

Mary was a long-time volunteer for the Putnam County (N.Y.) Hospital in Carmel, New York where she logged over 5000 hours.

She was proud of her Irish and French Canadian heritage. But mostly she was proud of her family. She loved spending time with her family and relatives and their well-being was the only thing that concerned her. She especially loved babies and children. Being around the young ones made her the happiest.

She enjoyed her sports with her husband and family. She was a Cony high school cheerleader but it wasn’t until her later years when her children moved away that she took up golf which she quickly excelled in. She also loved to walk, either around the track or around the mall. She enjoyed watching pro golf, the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, Mets and Jets.

Mrs. Mulkern was recently predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years, Alfred E. (“Pat”) Mulkern.

She leaves three children and their spouses; daughter Kay Gilbert of Nobleboro, Maine and her husband Jerry; two sons, Michael Patrick of Houston, Texas and his wife Joan, and Mark Edward of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and his wife Mary; sister Margaret (Peggy) Paulin of Augusta, Maine; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Wake for Mrs. Mulkern will be 6-8 p.m., Tues., July 6 at the Strong- Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta, Maine. Mass of Christian burial is 11 a.m., Wed., July 7 at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Newcastle, Maine. She will be laid to rest in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery next to her husband.

Mrs. Mulkern loved young people. Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, 800-805-5856. http://www.tg.stjude.org/ .

Condolences can be left for the family at http://www.mulkern.org.

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