Mullin, Robert

January 16th, 2011

Robert J. Mullin, age 86, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died Sunday, January 16, 2011, at the E. N. Rogers Veterans Hospital in Bedford following a lengthy illness.

Born on March 20, 1924, in Somerville, MA, Robert was the dear son of the late John and Susan (Hogan) Mullin. Robert grew up in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. While working for the Boston & Maine Railroad, he was inducted into the United States Navy on May 26, 1943 and served as a Fireman First Class aboard the USS Canberra. Robert received several commendations for his service and was honorably discharged on February 13, 1946.

Robert returned to his Somerville roots and took a job with the Somerville Post Office where he was a well liked mailman in Somerville for many years prior to retiring. Always a worker, Robert also had his own painting company and painted houses on the side to make sure he provided for his family, they were most important to him.

Robert married his childhood sweetheart Geraldine Walsh on May 16, 1954, the couple moved to Wilmington into a home that Robert purchased right before the wedding. Over the years they remodeled the house to fit the growing needs of their family and made that house their “home”.

Robert loved living in Wilmington and he liked his neighbors, he was always keeping a watchful eye on the neighborhood. He could be found outside puttering in his yard or fixing something around the house, he was a very “hands on” type of guy.

Robert will be fondly remembered as a hard worker, devoted family man, for his love of dogs, and for being an all around nice guy, there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for a friend or neighbor. He will be dearly missed.

Robert was the beloved husband of Geraldine G. (Walsh) Mullin, devoted father of Edward J. Mullin & his wife Trisha of Nashua, Robert W. Mullin & his wife Cheryl of Derry, NH, and Lyn S. Wilson of Florida, loving “Papa” of Aaron, Shawn, Sierra, Jon, Rhiannon, Angela, Sirena, Raven, and great-grandchildren Cheyenne, Blake, Isaiah, and Kairi, son of the late John and Susan (Hogan) Mullin and is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, January 20th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours Wednesday, January 19th from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Robert’s name may be made to the GRECC Program, E. N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Mullin, Robert”

  1. Polly & Roger says:

    Our sincere sympathy to you, Jerry, and your family. He is at peace now.

  2. Jeanette Duffy Ustaszewski says:

    This picture of Uncle Bob is exactly how I remember him. Although it has been many years since I have spoken to him, I still have fond memories of him at family gatherings. My heart goes out to you Aunt Gerry, and to Ed, Robert, Lyn and all of your families. He’s hanging out with my parents now, and I know they are happy to have him. Love you all.
    Love, Jeanette

  3. Kim Hall says:

    My deepest sympathy to you, Jerry, Eddie, Robert and Lyn. You know I am here whenever or whatever you need. Peace and love, Kim and Miles.

  4. Heidi Walsh-Kirk says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you through this tough time..Aunt Gerry, Eddie, Robert, and Lyn. I love the picture of Uncle Bob…it brought back a lot of fond memories when we used to make the trip to MA. Love to you all, Heidi

  5. Ginny Johnson says:

    Gerry, Ed, Robert and Lyn,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy and a true friend to Dewey. I am here for you, if you ever need anything.
    love, Ginny

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