Gertrude "True" Mullane
January 26, 1929 – May 24, 2018
Gertrude was born in the Bronx, N.Y. on January 26, 1929. She was the daughter of Mary Ellen Ryan Fisher and William Fisher. Employed as an executive secretary at Con Edison New York, she met and married Jeremiah A. Mullane, Detective NYPD who died in 1993 after 41 years of marital bliss. They had six children.
Gertrude ran a busy household along with a wide variety of jobs. She worked as a Special Ed school bus driver, as a medical office administrative assistant, in the town assessor’s office in Clarkstown, NY. Her many volunteer and leisure activities included Girl Scout leader, Columbiette, Miami Shores garden club, and golf league, health and fitness, singing while working around the house. She was always an enthusiastic parishioner at her local Catholic churches.
Gertrude was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by 5 children; Daniel and his wife Claudia, Mary Ellen and husband Richard Stucky, Jeremiah and wife Anne, Maureen and husband Donald Dulmer, Thomas and wife, Michelle. Beloved son Timothy, was predeceased in 1980. She had 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren who she adored.
Gertrude was the loving matriarch of her family and a loyal friend to many everywhere. She lived from N.Y., Miami Shores and Vero Beach Fla, Hingham MA, and Killingworth CT. She is adored for her fun loving sense of humor and generosity, Her spirit lives on amidst her family who learned from her resilience, generosity and strong character.
The Lehigh University rowing crew dedicated their racing shell “The Gregarious Gertrude” in her honor in 2004. Three of her children, son-in-law and granddaughter were educated at Lehigh.
Gertrude passed away peacefully with her family present at Gladeview Nursing Home on May 24. She will be missed greatly and loved always.
A Mass Celebrating Gertrude's life will be held in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church in Killingworth, Ct on June 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest with her husband Jeremiah and her son Timothy, in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY on June 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. She has joined them finally in Heaven with all of God’s glory, which she richly earned and deserved. A generous, giving, “bundle of love”, her spirit lives on through her family.www.swanfh.com