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John Joseph Mulqueen, U.S. Navy World War II Veteran, Dies At 93

Courtesy of Legacy.com

John Joseph Mulqueen

AGE: 93 • Whiting

John Joseph Mulqueen, 93, of Whiting passed away Sunday April 6, 2014 at Reformed Church Home, Old Bridge.

Born and raised in Manhattan he had resided in the Parlin section of Sayreville before moving to Whiting in 1984. Before his retirement 27 years ago he was employed as a Longshoreman through the International Brotherhood of Longshoreman and was a member of the Teamsters Union.

Mr. Mulqueen was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving on the U.S.S. Newcomb during the battle for Saipan-Tinian, Palau, Surigao Strait, Iwo Jima and Okinawa and had received a Purple Heart for wounds received in action.

John was a member of the Manchester V.F.W. post 8745, Knights of Columbus council 9852 and American Legion post 502. Mr. Mulqueen was a communicant of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton R. C. Church in Whiting where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and served as a Eucharist Minister.

He is predeceased by his wives Ellen Mulqueen, Margaret Mulqueen and Madeline Henry Mulqueen, and his son John M. Mulqueen Jr., his step daughter Kathleen Norway and his parents Patrick & Isabelle Mulqueen. Surviving are his children and their spouses Ellen Larsen of Brick, William and Jennifer Henry of Auburn, N.H. Mary and Deacon Edward Majkowski
of Sayreville, Michael and Ellen Henry of East Windsor, Dennis and Deborah Henry of Havelock N.C. 20 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the Maliszewski Memorial Home, 121 Main Street Sayreville,  followed by a 9:30 a.m. mass at Our Lady of Victories R. C. Church in Sayreville with burial to follow at Whiting Memorial Park Cemetery, Manchester. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at www.maliszewskimemorialhome.com


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