Obituary: Ernald “Ernie” Francis Mullen Jr.


Ernald “Ernie” Francis Mullen Jr.

GRANTHAM, NH –
Ernald “Ernie” Francis Mullen Jr. died on Monday, December 6th, 2021 at his home.

Ernie was born in Skowhegan to Ernald “Pat” Francis Sr. and Birdena Mullen. He attended Skowhegan High School, where he played soccer, was the ski team captain, competed in ski jumping and downhill races, and was on the track and field team. Ernie also played the clarinet in the high school band The Polka Dots. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in the Maine forests with his family.

He attended the University of Maine for two years and joined the ATO brotherhood. Ernie then joined the Air Force in special weapons for four years under the Strategic Air Command.

In June 1953 he married Marilyn Shaylor. They lived in Boise, Idaho and Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho until his release in 1957.

Ernie returned to the University of Maine and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1961. Marilyn and Ernie moved to Franklin, Pennsylvania, where he worked for Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. for six years and then moved to Joy Manufacturing in Claremont, NH as chief engineer.

After retiring, he worked part-time in real estate and built a house in West Claremont, where he enjoyed his role as a gentleman farmer, driving his tractor and looking after their dogs, cats and horses. In 1997, Marilyn and Ernie bought a house in Eastman, Grantham, NH. At Eastman, he played golf and built a mini-tractor to haul the residents of Eastman.

Ernie died of his brother Sherwood “Skeet” Mullen.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Mullen; two daughters, Linda Adams and son-in-law, Marty Adams of South Royalton, Vt. and Lori Mullen of Unity, NH; four grandchildren, Tara Hood and great-grandson Tyren Hood-Allen of Aurora, Colorado; Dallas Hood and Crystal Young and great-granddaughter Olivia Hood of Barre, Vt .; Shaylor Duranleau of Murietta, Calif. And Chelsey Duranleau of Minneapolis; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

In the spring there is a funeral and a festival of life.

Agreements with Stringer Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 146 Broad Street, Claremont, NH 03743. To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence, visit http://www.stringerfh.com.

Instead of flowers, donations can also be made to the

Upper valley

Human society,

P.O. Box 789,

Lebanon, NH 03766.

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