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Daniel J. Mullen

February 17, 1942 March 22, 2018
Daniel J. Mullen
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Dan Mullen, of Aurora Colorado, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 22, 2018 while at home. Dan was born on February 17, 1942 in Medford, Massachusetts to the late Helen (Wraga) and Chester Mullen. Dan spent his childhood in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire; raised his family in Willington, Connecticut and spent his last 25 years in the Denver, Colorado area. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Valerie (Deutsch) and three children and their spouses; Kevin and Laura (Kliebhan) Mullen of Wauwatosa, WI, Joseph Mullen and Kimberly Evans, of Denver, CO and Catherine and Terence Murphy of Scituate, MA. Additionally, Dan was the proud “Pop Pop” to nine adoring grandchildren; Daniel, William and Margaret Mullen of Wauwatosa, WI, Evan, Dylan and Melia Mullen of Denver, CO and Brendan, Maeve and Timothy Murphy of Scituate, MA. Dan is further survived by his cherished sister Kathleen Olson of Middle Haddam, CT preceded in death by Al Olson; and In-laws, Thomas and Dorothy Spinelle of Oak Park IL, Linda Deutsch of Mebane, NC preceded in death by John Duetsch and Susan Tobin of Richmond, VA preceded in death by Vincent Tobin. He is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews.

Dan attended the University of New Hampshire and upon graduation proudly served in the United States Army. His service included active duty in the Republic of Korea. Upon his discharge Dan began his 45 year career in the printing industry; a career which began with the Travelers Insurance Company in Hartford, CT and formally ended 5 years ago at Tewell Warren Printing in Denver, CO where he retired as Vice President of Manufacturing. Dan was very proud of his vocation and truly enjoyed his time spent at work. His dedication to his craft earned him the respect and friendship of those he encountered and the gratitude of those he mentored.

Dan was most happy in the presence of his family. He and Val were fixtures on the sideline, poolside or audience of most events that involved a grandchild. He also cherished his thrice daily walks with his Bernese Mountain Dog, Hugo. Dan enjoyed his later life in the Rockies, although he was a New Englander at heart and his soul was anchored on the New England coast.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am at Christ the King Parish, 830 Elm Street, Denver on Monday, April 2, 2018 followed by a reception in Ballard Hall of Christ the King. Burial will take place at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 South Sheridan Blvd., Denver on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 10:00 am, please meet at staging area "A" by 9:50 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Denver Dumb Friends League (www.ddfl.org) or The American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).

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Previous Events

Service

Monday

2

Apr

9:30 AM 4/2/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 4/2/2018 10:30:00 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church

830 Elm Street
Denver, CO 80220

Funeral Mass with Father Michael Pavlakovich, Celebrant.

Christ the King Catholic Church
830 Elm Street Denver 80220 CO
United States

Graveside

Tuesday

3

Apr

10:00 AM 4/3/2018 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 4/3/2018 10:30:00 AM
Fort Logan National Cemetery

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

Please meet at staging area A at 9:45 AM for procession to shelter A at 10:00 AM.

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 CO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fort Logan National Cemetery Final Resting Place

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 CO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Denver Dumb Friends League

2080 South Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80231

American Cancer Society Denver Office

2255 South Oneida Street
Denver, CO 80224
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