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Doris D. Mullen  

Doris D. Mullen

February 16, 1930 – September 12, 2016

Doris D. Mullen, age 86, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 12, 2016.

Born in Windber, PA on February 16, 1930, Mrs. Mullen was the daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy (Bracken) Stiffler. She was a talented homemaker who devoted her life to caring for her family.

A devout Catholic, Mrs. Mullen was a longtime parishioner of Holy Family Church in Newark. She gave of her time and talents in her community by serving as a mentor at McVey Elementary School and as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels Delaware. A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Mrs. Mullen will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Roger O. Mullen in 1978 and son, William R. Mullen in 2015. Mrs. Mullen is survived by her children, Sharon Staines (Bob) of North East, MD, Owen Mullen of Newark, Catherine Boyer (Glenn) of Newark, Maureen McFarlane (Terry) of Bear, Gail Snyder (Dave) of Wilmington and Michael Mullen (Ellen) of Newark; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am on Friday morning, September 16, 2016, at Holy Family R.C. Church, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Mullen’s memory may be made to Meals on Wheels Delaware, 100 West 10th St, Suite 207, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  1. Raymond Bevenour, September 14, 2016

    The eye has not seen, the ear has not heard, the mind can not imagine what wonderful things God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Cor. 9. Sorry for your loss.

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  2. Dianne Conklin Heiduk, September 15, 2016

    Cathy, Maureen and family, so sad for you all. I have such fond memories of your mum when we were growing up. Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness. You are all in our thoughts.

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  3. Tina McFarland mckean, September 15, 2016

    Uncle Terry and aunt Maureen my hearts go out to you at this special time as you lay mom to rest. We’re family and have already laid to rest uncle Terry’s parents but I want you to know that I’ve always loved your mother aunt Maureen and I’m so sorry for your loss… Mom and poppy are with her now and will guide her through her journey in heaven. …I love you guys. Xoxo.

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  4. Pat McDerby, September 16, 2016

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Pat & Jack McDerby

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  5. MARTY BARRETT, September 17, 2016

    Mike & Owen,

    My condolences at this most difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  6. Lucy Stiffler, September 18, 2016

    I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Doris passing, but I know that she is in a better place. She had long said that she awaited her reunion with Uncle Roger with great joy! She had a long and productive life and would not wish anyone to mourn her passing. She once told me, “When I pass away, sound a horn and rejoice! Wear bright colors! I know I will finally be reunited with your Uncle Roger, the only man I have ever loved! Do you know I still keep his slippers under my bed? Some people would say that is silly, but I hold on to them in remembrance and looking forward to being reunited one day when the time comes.” Aunt Doris, your time has come and I am glad that you are reunited with Uncle Roger. I am sorry I was unable to attend your funeral, but I trust you understand. I will honor you at Chimayo in my own way and I will pray most especially for those you left behind. I know that you loved your children most of all and held out this long most especially for them. I will wear bright colors and rejoice when I light a candle for you and your family at Chimayo! Give Padre Roca my love! (I will learn to deal with the new Padre; he is no Padre Roca, but he is okay). You will be missed!

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  7. Viktoria Rhoades, September 19, 2016

    May you rest in peace my dear friend and neighbor. I will never forget you. Like you with Rogers slippers
    under your bed, I still have my husbands neckties in the wardrobe.
    My prayers are with your family, know they will miss you. God Bless.

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