William Mulherin

February 24, 1920
- December 14, 2005

MILO AND BANGOR - William Mulherin, 85, husband of the late Louise A. (Savage) Mulherin, passed away Dec. 14, 2005, at the Maine Veterans' Home in Bangor. He was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Brownville Jct., the son of William J. and Eva J. (Washburn) Mulherin. A 1938 graduate of Brownville Jct. High School, Bill served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the "Fighting First" Infantry Division (the Big Red One) and fought at the Battle of Kasserine Pass in North Africa. It was there he was wounded and eventually shipped back to the United States. After the war, he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railroad and retired after 30 years of service. "Papa", as he was affectionately known by his grandchildren and "Mul" or "Bill" as he was known to his friends and co-workers, was a big sports fan and especially loved professional football. Sunday was always a big day. His first love was the New York Giants, and eventually he came to like the New England Patriots. He is survived by his first wife, Helen E. (Leonard) Mulherin and their three sons and their families, Bill and Susan Mulherin of Milo, their daughters, Melissa and Michelle, both of Bangor, Michael and Glennyse Mulherin of Buxton, their son, Jamie and wife, Tracey, of Gorham and their daughter, Mollie and husband, Mike McKinley, of Buxton and Mark and Debbie Mulherin of Standish, their sons, Jason Mulherin of Albany, N.Y., Richard Reo of Hamilton, Ohio and their daughters, Jeniffer Mulherin of Old Orchard Beach and Stephanie Reo of South Portland; four great-grandchildren, Ryan James Mulherin, Megan Ruth Mulherin, Olivia Rose Mileski and Riley Michael McKinley. He was predeceased by two brothers, Omah and Dennis Mulherin; two sisters, Fern Cunningham and Marvel Harshaw; and a nephew, Dennis Harshaw. The family would like to express its deepest, heartfelt appreciation to Bill's second family, the staff at the Maine Veterans' Home, for their loving care of Bill. In return, he kept them all entertained with his great sense of humor and his appreciation of music. He will be greatly missed by the staff and his fellow residents. A graveside service, with military honors, will be held at the family lot in Pinetree Cemetery, Brownville Jct. in the spring. In lieu of flowers and at the request of the family, a special fund has been established with the cooperation of Graves Service Station and Brownville and Milo town managers to help area families with heating oil needs this winter. You are encouraged to remember Bill by making donations in his honor to Mul's Heating Oil Fund. Checks can be made payable to either the Town of Milo or Brownville and mailed to Maine Savings FCU, PO Box 447, Milo, ME 04463.
Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral H


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