John E. Mulcahey, 93, of North Haven, Connecticut and Gloucester, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at The Connecticut Hospice in Branford, Connecticut, on July 10, 2012. He was the husband of Gail (Nearis) Mulcahey. John was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts on August 17, 1918 to John C. and M. Elizabeth (Aptt) Mulcahey. The youngest of three siblings, he was predeceased by his brother Clayton J. Mulcahey and his sister Margaret F. (Mulcahey) LaPointe. He grew up in Manchester, Massachusetts and graduated from the former Story High School in 1937. IN 1951, John moved to Connecticut to sail on the M/V Excello, transporting chemicals between New Haven and Corpus Christi, Texas. Later, he worked ashore at the New Haven Terminal, Inc., dispatching imports and retiring after 35 years. John was an avid golfer and gardener, spending his retirement years enjoying those passions between North Haven and Gloucester. Besides his wife of 55 years, John is survived by his five children – John Mulcahey, Jr. (Ann), Sharon Martin (Wayne), and Diane Juden (Daniel), all of Gloucester, Massachusetts; Susan Mulcahey (Jamie Burnett) of Durham, Connecticut, and Holly Mulcahey of New Haven, Connecticut. He also leaves six grandchildren – J. Michael Mulcahey (Paula), Bridgette Mathews (Neil), Colleen Moceri (Joseph), Wendy Murrin (Peter), Daniel Juden, and Jay Juden, all of Gloucester, Massachusetts, eight great-grandchildren, many devoted nieces, nephews, and friends, including special friends Robert and Marilyn Terry, of Durham, Connecticut. His kind and gentle spirit will live in the hearts of all who knew him.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend a celebration of John’s life at noon on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at 315 Stage Coach Road in Durham, Connecticut. Interment in Gloucester, Massachusetts will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, North Haven, Connecticut is in charge of arrangements.