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Blake-Doyle Funeral Home

226 West Collings Ave, Collingswood, NJ

OBITUARY

Harriet F. Mullen

August 24, 1929September 2, 2020
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Harriet F. Mullen (nee Farrell) of Sewell, formerly of Mickleton and Westmont, left this earth peacefully on September 2, 2020, age 91 years.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Bill, her spouse of 65 years. She is survived by her six children William his wife Mary, Kathleen her husband Peter, Susan her husband Robert, Steve, Tom his wife Mary, Barbara her husband George. She will also be greatly missed by her 18 grandchildren and her 7 great grandchildren. Harriet was the daughter of predeceased Edward and Frances Farrell. She is predeceased by her brother Eddie and her sister Betty. Survived by her sisters Frances and Mary and her brother John. She had many nieces and nephews and other extended family who will miss her smile and talking to her.

Harriet was a St. Joseph’s elementary and Camden Catholic graduate and she married Bill while he was in the Navy while serving in the Korean War. She was well known as a librarian at the Haddon Township library where she worked for more than 20 years. Her love of books and reading carried throughout her life as she would sometimes read 3 papers a day and nearly 30 books every 2 weeks. Harriet was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed hosting get-togethers with family and friends. She was Bill’s co-pilot on numerous adventures and she enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to the visitation on Tuesday September 8, 2020, 9:30-10:30am at BLAKE-DOYLE Funeral Home, 226 W. Collings Ave, Collingswood NJ. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM in St Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Holy Saviour Church, 50 Emerald Ave., Westmont, NJ. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill, NJ. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to BLAKE-DOYLE Funeral Home, Collingswood, NJ. Please leave your remembrances of Harriet on Blake-Doyle.com.

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David Mullen

September 8, 2020

My Grand-mom was an avid reader. She spun her love of reading into a career that she cherished - having served as the librarian at the Haddon Township library.

She also loved to travel. Her and my Pop-Pop were always on the go. They would show up unexpectedly to many of their grandchildren's events. Some of them for me were DCI Division II&III prelims in 1994 in Lowell, MA as well as school concerts when I was in the Malden, MA band program - meanwhile they lived in New Jersey!! One of the pictures in the video montage is from our shared birthday celebration at my house when I turned either 6 or 7. Grand-mom's birthday was only 3 days away from mine.

My Grand-mom was also an avid gardener. I used to visit during the summers and she would always have tomatoes and peppers growing as well as flowers. She loved to swim as well, and she took great pleasure in her grandkids using the pool with her over the summers. Weeks spent in Wildwood, NJ with them when I was young are a memory that I still cherish to this day.

She was the ying to my Pop-Pop's yang, and they complimented each other beautifully for 65 years. I rest easy knowing that they are now together again - as it shoud be.

Besides my Pop-Pop, my Grand-mom's greatest love were her children - Bill, Kathy, Susan, Stephen, Tommy and Barbara as well as her grandchildren - all 18 of us and her 7 great-grandchildren.

Rest in peace Grand-mom. And here's to a life well lived!!

Eugene Bell

September 7, 2020

Harriet was a colleague of my mother, Gertrude Bell, at the Haddon Township library. She was a source of support, concern, and love. Her care for others was only matched by her empathy and enthusiasm. Over those years she was a member of our family as well, and was always filled with humor, compassion, and help. I hope she values her time now with Bill - they certainly made a huge positive impact when with us in person. May you all be buoyed by the fondness of memories and may your mind smile when you think of her.

William Mullen

September 7, 2020

Mom, you will always be in my heart as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother . The boys would be so excited every time they received an envelope of pictures from Great-granmom.
Rest in peace with Dad, the love of your life.

Love, Billy

Stephen Mullen

September 6, 2020

The world has lost a great woman. She was such a loving, caring person. An amazing Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Sister and Wife. It was an honor to have her as my Mom. She will be forever missed. Thank you for all you have ever done for me, Mom.
Love you always,
Stephen

Michelle Wilson

September 4, 2020

My Lil Lady. Ever since the day I met you you was as sweet as pie. I enjoyed our talks and time that we spent together even though it was a short time. I'm going to miss your smile every time I walked into your apartment. You made my day everyday when I would leave you would throw me kisses and tell me how much you love me and that you was going to miss me until the next day. You are such a beautiful woman with a beautiful heart, spirit and soul. It was my pleasure, a true blessing to be your aid. I thank God for placing you in my life and in my heart. I'm truly going to miss you. Being at Cardinal village is not going to be the same because I can't go to your room to see you every morning. You will always have a special place in my heart. God bless you Ms. Harriet. I want you to know that I love you very much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Carrie Stafford

September 4, 2020

I was lucky enough to have Grammi and Pop-pop live with us for 11 years growing up. I remember being home from school sick and Grammi coming in with a pot of tea, lunch, and blankets all ready to take care of me. She loved being there for us and giving us all the love we needed. I loved the time spent with her and hearing about their world travels or the new books she was reading. I love you Grammi 💜

Emily Williams

September 4, 2020

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Patricia Dailey Lewis

September 4, 2020

When one thinks of a "life well lived" it is fair to say that Harriet Mullen comes first to my mind. I don't remember a time in my life when she was not there to serve as a mentor and role model. A woman of faith, wonderful wife, a devoted mother, a doting grandmother, a community educator and an extraordinary friend and neighbor. In times of trouble and grief it was always Mrs. Mullen who was first to step up to help, and in times of joy it was Mrs. Mullen filling the role of loudest cheerleader. The love and advice she shared was without limitation. I had an added bonus because I also worked with Mrs. Mullen at the Westmont Library. My days learning and laughing with her (she had the world's GREATEST laugh!!) taught me so many lessons about community service and managing people. Whether her advice was on mothering, choosing a husband, being married, or life's lessons, she was there. She has no doubt returned to the side of her loving husband and is at peace. How blessed we were to have her in our lives.

Tom Dailey

September 3, 2020

So sad to hear of her passing. Mrs Mullen was one of the most positive and upbeat people I have ever known. She was a remarkable woman who raised a great family. She always greeted people with a big smile and a kind word. The Mullen family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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