Charles P. Mulligan

December 11, 1942January 15, 2019

Charles P. Mulligan, age 76 of Wellfleet, passed away at Cape Cod Hospital on Tuesday evening January 15, 2019, embraced in the loving arms of his wife Cheryl from complications of End Stage Renal Disease. Charlie was a retired Emergency Room Technician at Cape Cod Hospital. In addition, he was one of the first Paramedics at the Wellfleet Fire Department. Charlie was passionate about helping others and trained, inspired and mentored many. Charles and Cheryl were considered by many to be pioneers in home hemodialysis. Together they learned how to provide Charles these treatments from the comfort of their own special surroundings. Charlie loved many things in his life, such as reading, his garden, animals and the New England Patriots. However above all else, was the love he had for his wife Cheryl. Together they shared an extraordinary love, bond and commitment to each other that many are not privileged to experience. Charles was incredibly proud of his three sons, their accomplishments and of the fine men they have become. Charles is survived by his wife of 37 years, Cheryl, his sons Charles W. Mulligan, Ryan F. Williams and Mary and Peter E. Williams. Three grandchildren and one great grandchild. In addition his special family: Joseph, Debra, Jordan and Jillian Fisher. His cat and most faithful companion Tiger, who he adored and who never missed sleeping next to his Daddy during each and every treatment. There are so many people who helped navigate Charles and Cheryl through this journey. However some deserve special mention: James Reimer, MD for his intense dedication and commitment to his patients. Betsy, his Dialysis nurse who has a heart of gold. Also to everyone who interacted with Charles in the Emergency Room, Mugar 5 and ICU. You are the best. His memorial service will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 4pm tp 6pm in the Nickerson Funeral Home, 340 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667. For online condolences, please visit


  • Cheryl Mulligan, Wife
  • Charles Mulligan, Son
  • Ryan Williams, Son
  • Peter Williams, Son


  • Visitation Monday, January 21, 2019

Charles P. Mulligan

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Jonathan Taylor

January 22, 2019

Betsy and I send our thoughts and prayers to cheryl and family. I had the honor to work with Cheryl for many years, and thus met Charles . We enjoyed their friendship a great deal. Take care Cheryl and family.

c. silva

January 18, 2019

Charlie was part of a small group of people that changed the culture of health care. They replaced the ambulance driver with fully trained emt/paramedics in Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet. This was when there was no beds available in the firehouses for paramedics and they would often sleep in each others houses. I hope he is with my parents and a few others, enjoying a beer, and sharing old stories..

C. Silva

Susan Dubuc

January 18, 2019

You were my mentor, my protector, my friend and now my most cherished memories. I love you. Your sweet smile and gentle soul has been a wonderful gift. Thank you Charlie❤️

Jim W

January 18, 2019

Dear Charlie
Many years ago I had to rotate through the CCH emergency room as part of my training. You could always be counted on for help and expertise and that impacted everyone you worked with and those who passed through your care. You always had a story to share about your life that would bring a smile.

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. You lived. We were blessed because you did.

Nancy De Melo (Pereira)

January 18, 2019

I met Charlie back in 1977 when I worked as a secretary at Cape Cod Hospital. He always smiled and greeted me as we passed in the corridor or in the cafeteria. He was a hard worker and took pride in his work. Prayers to his family.

Sue Belisle

January 17, 2019

I met Charlie when I was 16 and dating his step son, when my ride fell through at the last minute for my drivers test Charlie came and picked me up without hesitation - I was so nervous, he played classical music all the way to the registry to help me relax. He later became my father in law, and even though his step son and I are not together anymore I will forever call him my father in law and love him. You will be missed Charlie, I am glad that you are now free from pain, I am sad for all who have lost the light you gave in their lives. ~ Sue

Bunny Haas (Vayda)

January 17, 2019

My sincere condolences to Cheryl and her family at this most difficult time.
Charlie and I worked together for my last 9 years at CCH. Always cheerful and kind. He will be missed.