Sylvia J. Mullen

April 3, 1931February 15, 2018

Sylvia J. Mullen (Pinney), 86, wife of recently deceased Thomas J. Mullen, her loving husband of 64 years, died peacefully on Thursday, February 15, 2018 in the comfort of her daughter's home in Milton, MA. Born on April 3, 1931, she was the daughter of the late William Burrall and Helen (Hopper) Pinney and the sister of the late Arthur Pinney. She was raised in Winsted, CT and in her youth spent summers at Sachem Head in Guilford, CT. Upon graduating from Edgewood Park School in Briarcliff Manor, NY in 1951 she moved to New York City where she worked in retail and began a modeling career, which included working for the John Robert Powers Agency and the award-winning fashion designer Ann Fogarty. After devoting herself to raising her four children, she began another career at age 52 working for an impressive 34 years at the Greenwich, CT Health Department's Division of Environmental Services. Reluctantly retiring at age 86 in June 2017, she cherished her co-workers, her opportunities to grow and evolve and the position she was in to enthusiastically engage and assist a wide variety of town citizens and businesses. She is survived by her children Tom (Cocoa Beach, FL), Kathy and husband Michael O'Connor (Milton, MA), Tim (Greenwich, CT) and Peter and wife Jennifer (Ridgewood, NJ). She is also survived by seven grandchildren, one great grandchild and many loving nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind scores of friends and neighbors who long-appreciated her vivacious personality, warmth and loyalty. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 10th at 10a.m. at St. Agnes Church, 247 Stanwich Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Cos Cob Library, which held a special place in Sylvia's heart.


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sylvia J. Mullen

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Marie and Don Foley

February 24, 2018

There never has been a nicer couple than Sylvia and Tom Mullen. Devoted to each other, their family and their friends. Tom and I worked together at Donahue and developed a lasting friendship. They will be missed by all who knew them.

Marie and Don Foley, Jupiter, FL

February 23, 2018

I'll always treasure my memories of evenings spent with Sylvia, Tom and Tim at their home in Cos Cob.
Thankfully, I had the opportunity to send Sylvia my love and prayers the day before she died at her daughter, Kathy's, home in Milton.
Sylvia- a truly beautiful woman!
Dot Fay

Christine Gunn

February 23, 2018

I had the privilege of working with Mrs. Mullen for four years as Tim's teacher. She was such a lovely lady and wonderful parent. I have tried to keep in touch with Tim over the years. I send my very sincere condolences to Tim and his family at this sad time.

February 22, 2018

What a lovely lady Sylvia was. Always a smile for everyone. Rest in peace.
Mary Bolger

February 21, 2018

My sympathy to dear Tim and his family. Your mom will always be remembered as a beautiful person.
Ruth Suh, Greenwich, Ct.

Theresa Meade

February 21, 2018

I cannot express how much I miss Sylvia. 25 years working together seemed to have passed before our eyes. She was such a joy to me and I am glad she was in my life. Hopefully she and Tom are back together and playing golf in heaven!

Linda and Richard Conti

February 18, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.