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
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