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Shirley Mae McLaughlin Mullen
Birth: Dec. 16, 1923
Merrill
Aroostook County
Maine, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 2011
Old Orchard Beach
York County
Maine, USA

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87 years, 16 days
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Shirley Mullen 1 January 2011 Old Orchard Beach

Shirley M. Mullen, 87, of Pine St, passed away early January 1, 2011 at her residence. She was born the eldest daughter of Cleo L. and Hazel McLaughlin. She graduated from Merrill High school in 1941 and attended Greys Business School in Portland, Maine.

She worked at the Gilpatrick Insurance Agency in Old Orchard Beach for 17 years and retired from Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Saco in 1986 after 14 years.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Old Orchard Beach, where she served on many committees, the Educational, and Industrial Union of Saco, the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a Trustee at the Libby Memorial Library in Old Orchard Beach.

After the death of her husband, Harold in 1993, she volunteered many hours with the Meals on Wheels program, the Food Pantry at the Methodist Church in Old Orchard Beach and the Hospice Bookstore in Old Orchard Beach.

She is predeceased by a sister Janice Higgins of Riverdale, MD in 1990. She is survived by 2 sons Rev. Richard Souza of Ellenton, FL and James Souza of Saco, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, 2 step sons Frank Mullen and Barry Mullen of Lyman and a step daughter Susan Hague of Oakland, ME, 7 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren, and a sister Marjorie Garon of Old Orchard Beach.

Friends and family may call at the Dennett, Craig & Pine Funeral Home 365 Main St., Saco Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM. A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday at the United Methodist Church of Old Orchard Beach. Spring services will be held at South Buxton Cemetery.
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Shirley was a very devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt to her wonderful family. She was a very industrious worker and a very busy volunteer for many community activities.

She was a very favorite niece and cousin of her large extended family, and was always ready to lend a hand to anyone who asked.

She enjoyed her family and friends and she will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
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 Parents:
  Cleo Linwood McLaughlin (1901 - 1957)
  Hazel Viola McLellan McLaughlin (1904 - 1988)
 
 Spouses:
  William Richard Souza (1925 - 2006)*
  Harold F. Mullen (1925 - 1993)*
 
 Siblings:
  Shirley Mae McLaughlin Mullen (1923 - 2011)
  Marjorie Ella McLaughlin Garon (1925 - 2014)*
  Janice Rae McLaughlin Higgins (1926 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
South Buxton Cemetery
Buxton
York County
Maine, USA
 
Maintained by: Bonnie Maskery
Originally Created by: sandpipertoo
Record added: Jan 04, 2011
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Shirley Mae <i>McLaughlin</i> Mullen
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Your spirit was with all of us this season. Rest in peace from the McLaughlin and Higgins Families.
- Bonnie Maskery
 Added: Dec. 31, 2011
You are so dearly missed.
- Bonnie Maskery
 Added: Dec. 31, 2011
 
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