Mr. John W. Mulligan Jr., 74, of Uxbridge MA died Saturday (July 11, 2020) at the Hebert Health Center in Smithfield RI after a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of Marie E. (Byron) Mulligan.
John was born in Worcester MA, the son of the late John W. and the late Mary E. (McLeod) Mulligan. He attended St. Mary’s parochial schools and was a graduate of Uxbridge High School.
John had served in the US Coast Guard from 1965 to 1969. He later served as member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard for over sixteen years, attaining the rank of First Sergeant.
John had been employed for many years as a petroleum tanker truck deliveryman working first for Helen Oil Company in Uxbridge MA and then later for the Getty Oil Company and PT Petrol in Providence RI.
John loved being on the ocean, especially deep sea fishing and he also was a car lover.
Along with his beloved wife of thirty-nine years, he is survived by 2 sons: Patrick Mulligan of Westbrook ME and John P. Mulligan of Uxbridge MA; his brother: James Mulligan and his wife Patricia of Uxbridge MA; his sister: Jane, wife of James Ruscitti of Uxbridge MA; 2 nieces & and his 2 cousins: Atty. James Roberti and Ms. Anne Roberti, PhD.
In accordance with his wishes cremation will take place and there will be no funeral services. The Edwards Memorial Funeral Home of Milford MA is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P O Box #758517, Topeka KS 66675 or @ www.woundedwarriorproject.org .
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