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Mulhane, John D.

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John David “Jack” Mulhane, a longtime resident of Westwood, died Friday, November 30, 2018 at the Norwood Hospital.  He was 86. Jack was born Aug 4, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, the only son of William and Alice (Johnson) Mulhane. After High School he attended classes at Suffolk University before going to work as an Expediter for LFE Electronics before moving to the US Post Office where he worked as a letter carrier for over 30 years until his retirement in 1999.  Jack is survived by his wife, Donna Jean (Cole) Mulhane; his three sons, David Eder-Mulhane, and his wife Ann, of Jamaica Plain, Mark J. Mulhane, of Westwood, and Mark Nalbandian, of Westwood; his three daughters, Bonnie A. Mulhane of Florida, April Troiani-Chapin, and her husband David, of Whitman, and Laurie Jones, and her husband Cambell, of Foxboro; and his six grandchildren, Paul Eder-Mulhane, Vincent Troiani, Mario Troiani, Lilli Jones, Cooper Jones, and Alana Nalbandian.  Visiting hours Monday 4-8 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Tuesday at 10 am at the First Baptist Church of Westwood followed by interment in New Westwood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Memoria Fund of the First Baptist Church, 808 High Street, Westwood, MA 02090 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. April Troiani-Chapin
    December 1st, 2018 | 8:27 pm

    You were always the one with a witty answer. Always loved all of us. Worked hard to provide for your family. Loved The Red Sox,Bruins,Patriots, moms cooking ,your kids but most of all your grandchildren. You were so very proud of all of them and they could do no wrong in your eyes. Thank you for giving them each their own memories of you to carry in their hearts. They love you as you loved them without boarders. I will miss you so very much. I’m so glad to be able to have called you my dad and to have memories of our talks of Jesus and being saved. I will see you again someday dad. I love you. April

  2. Matthew Ruan
    December 1st, 2018 | 10:41 pm

    Ha ha was a great guy. I knew him for a hot minute and he left an undulanle imprint on my sole. Better then he has yet to be created. A good man, a great father and an awesome friend. Jack will be missed by me forever.

  3. Carolyn lynch
    December 1st, 2018 | 11:23 pm

    Jack was a wonderful man a great friend may you rest in peace .

  4. Susan (Ball) Concannon
    December 2nd, 2018 | 1:23 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that Mr. Mulhane has died. He was such a lovely person. His daughter Bonnie and I were close friends growing up. I remember when Bonnie and I hatched a plan to get up at 4am and go outside, just because, as you do when you are 10 years old. I gave Bonnie my alarm clock and assured her that if she climbed on my roof and made the alarm go off, I would immediately get up, climb out on my roof and we’d go out into the night. Poor Bonnie was up on my roof ringing the alarm, but alas, I was a very sound sleeper, having grown up in a large and noisy family. Bonnie’s mother awakened in the night, found Bonnie missing and alerted Mr. Mulhane. He figured that I must be involved somehow, and called my father and then came over to my house. There was Bonnie on our roof with my alarm clock. No one got into trouble. Everyone was just relieved that all was well. Mr. Mulhane was very understanding about the strange things that little kids got up to in those days. What a wonderful man he was! I know he will be missed by everyone who knew him, and I won’t forget his kindness and understanding.

  5. Rev. Linda Bolton
    December 2nd, 2018 | 2:29 pm

    Our prayers are with you all! May you feel our Savior’s comfort and peace trusting in the blessed assurance that ‘Jack’ is now free of all pain and joyfully united with many loved ones who have welcomed him ‘HOME’! God’s grace and love, Linda Bolton and family

  6. Eleanor Starkenberg
    December 2nd, 2018 | 6:35 pm

    Our hearts and prayers go out to all of Jack’s family at this sad time. We’ll miss him–He was a good man. So glad the Red Sox won the World Series for him this year. Jack was one of their greatest fans!

  7. David Chapin
    December 3rd, 2018 | 9:36 am

    Jack was one of the most amazing people I have have had the privilege to know. In the time I have known him I have seen him show Compassion, Love, Happiness and Kindness towards everyone that has been in his life. I can only hope to be as good as he was in his life. I am truly honored to have called him DAD. He will always be in my heart and never forgotten. Rest in Peace in the Lords hands and one day we will see each other again and celebrate.

  8. Jim Broadley
    December 9th, 2018 | 2:59 pm

    At 11 years old Little League is a huge deal to a young boy. So thanks for taking the time to be at the few games my dad could not make due to night Fire Department night shifts. You both loved sports so much and I was thrilled to have you on the sidelines on the those occasions. I’ll always remember those chats we had in Westwood watching a game together. You’ll be missed by all those who new you as a father, husband, friend and stand in DAD.

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