William E. Mullin Jr.

March 31, 1930February 22, 2014

CENTERVILLE – William E. Mullin, Jr., 83, of Centerville, died on Saturday, February 22, 2014.

Born on March 31, 1930 in Quincy, MA, he was the son of the late Dr. William E. and Edith E. (Olson) Mullin.

William grew up in Squantum, MA and graduated from North Quincy High School in 1947. He went on to complete is his undergraduate and graduate education at Tufts University, where he was a catcher on the 1950 College World Series baseball team.

Following college, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and served five years of active duty. He then served in the Naval Reserve, attained the rank of Commander and retired in 1979.

On December 4, 1954, he married Marjorie M. Morin in Quincy, MA and they remained happily married for 59 years.

He was a high school teacher, coach and administrator that inspired the minds of many young people for over 25 years at Milton and Northbridge High Schools. Following his retirement in 1979, he went on to work as an interpreter at Plimouth Plantation.

William loved baseball and following the Boston Red Sox over the years. He was also a Cubmaster for the Cub Scouts in Milton. He spent his later years traveling, spending his summers on Sandy Neck and Wequaquet Lake, coaching youth baseball in Barnstable and playing in the slow pitch softball league until age 70.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Marjorie M. Mullin of Centerville; his three sons, Stephen W. Mullin of Centerville, Robert E. Mullin and his wife, Linda of Duxbury, Theodore R. Mullin and his wife, Mary of East Sandwich; his daughter, Jeanne Mullin Steinmetz and her husband, Douglas of Bethel, CT; his grandchildren, Steven Mullin and his wife, Catherine, Paul Mullin, Sean Mullin and his wife Stephanie, Ryan Mullin, Lucas Mullin, Matthew Mullin, Jason Mullin, Carolyn Steinmetz, Laura Steinmetz; and his great grandchildren, William Mullin, LillyAnne Mullin, Benjamin Mullin and Marilyn Mullin.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family with burial taking place at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice of Cape Cod, 255 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601.


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Michael Wills

August 28, 2014

Mr.Mullin was a good and decent man. He handled a difficult job with grace. Mr. Mullin touched many lives in a positive way. Rest In Peace.

March 30, 2014

So very sorry to hear of Mr. Mullin's passing. He was such a wonderful man to the MHS students. I fondly remember working in his office.
Ann Courtney Blake - MHS 1963

James Mullen

March 11, 2014

Dear Mrs. Mullin and Family,
I was very saddened to learn of my old friends death. We spent many hours together during my years at Milton High. He had a major influence on so many of us. He treated us well and we have never forgotten him. James G. Mullen,Jr. Class of 1969

Michael Donovan

March 2, 2014

Like everyone else, I am saddened to learn of Mr. Mullin's passing, but pleased to read the kind and positive comments in this guestbook. Clearly, a reflection of who he was. As a somewhat frequent visitor to his office nearly 50 years ago (MHS Class of '68) I too can honestly say I remember a good guy, who for the three years I recall never appeared angry or visibly upset at the stupid things we stupid kids would do. I suppose that made him a gentleman and a professional. Condolences and best wishes to Bill's family, friends and colleagues.

Ellen Bergin Ahearn

March 2, 2014

My sincere sympathies to the Mullin Family......

I was a member of the MHS class of 1967.
At that time Bill Mullin was advisor to the National Honor Society and assistant principal. I remember him as our mentor, lining us up in rows for our yearbook picture. He had enormous patience with us all. However, it was not until much later that I realized he was one of the most understanding and competent administrators I have ever known. When I returned to Milton High as a new teacher in 1971, I quickly came to appreciate his many talents as a kind and caring disciplinarian. I will never forget him!

Ellen Bergin Ahearn (Class of 1967)

Class of 1978 Milton HS

March 1, 2014

In fond memory of Mr. Bill Mullin from the Class of 1978, Milton High School, Milton, MA

Class of 1978 Milton HS

March 1, 2014

In fond memory of Mr. Bill Mullin from the Class of 1978, Milton High School, Milton, MA

Catherine Donovan Olen

March 1, 2014

To the Mullin Family: I graduated from Milton HS in1978, and my memories of him are heartfelt and so fond. I was one of those kids that he had to deal with and I had a great rapport with Mr. Mullin where I always felt he cared about us kids and genuinely liked us..even if we acted up. He treated us with respect and truly knew how to relate to us kids. He was a positive role model and we all looked up to him. Truly a great man. He will be missed. Sincerest condolences to you all.

Richard Harrington

February 28, 2014

Dear Mrs. Mullin and Family,
I graduated from MHS in 1969! I remember Mr. Mullin fondly, how could I not, I spent as much time in his office( maybe more)as I did in my classroom! I always thought that he should have been the principle, as do many of my classmates! A little side note, I spent a lot of time up on Eaton St. during the summer months where as I was very close to the Mawn and Devine families.
Again I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Mullin's passing, he truly was a good guy!
May he rest in Peace!

February 28, 2014

Dear Jeanne, and Mullin family,
I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and contributor to the United States. It is such an honor to have his daughter Jeanne, supporting myself and all of the nurses that she supervises. My deepest sympathies for the Mullin family.
Danielle Mauborgne