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Official Obituary of

Robert E. Mulrey

February 11, 2024

Robert Mulrey Obituary

Robert E. Mulrey, a respected Navy veteran, raised in South Boston and a cherished member of the Milton community, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2024, at his residence in Milton, Massachusetts. Born on December 1, 1926, in South Boston, Robert's life was marked by his loving nature, intelligent mind, great sense of humor, and unwavering kindness.

The son of Walter P. Mulrey and Mary A. (Moynihan) Mulrey, Robert was raised in a nurturing home, where he developed the values of respect and responsibility that would guide him throughout his life. Devoted husband of the late Helen V. (Collins).He was a beloved brother to M. Grace Colella of Quincy, Joseph Mulrey, Walter Mulrey, Margaret Crocker, Arthur Mulrey, George Mulrey and Thomas Mulrey. His family was a source of joy, and he was a treasured uncle to many nieces and nephews, who will remember him for his gentle guidance and warm heart.

Robert's formative years were spent at South Boston High School, where he graduated with honors, setting the stage for a life of continuous learning and growth. His love for his country was evident early on, as he served with distinction in the United States Navy during both World War II and the Korean War. His service was a testament to his bravery and dedication to the principles of freedom and democracy.

After serving his country, Robert returned to his community, where he became known for his intelligence kind demeanor, and love for music. He was an avid reader, forever curious and always seeking to expand his knowledge. Traveling was another of Robert's passions, as he loved to explore new places and cultures, enriching his life with experiences and memories.

Boston sports held a special place in Robert's heart, and he could often be found cheering on his favorite teams, sharing in the camaraderie and spirit that sportsmanship brings. His love for swimming was more than just a pastime; it was a reflection of his appreciation for the simple pleasures in life and his commitment to staying active and healthy.

Robert's legacy is one of love, wisdom, and compassion. Those who had the privilege of

knowing him will remember his conversations that were both enlightening and heartfelt. He leaves behind a community that is better for his contributions and a family that will carry forward the lessons he taught through his example.

As we bid farewell to Robert E. Mulrey, we celebrate a life well-lived, marked by service,

intellectual pursuits, and a deep affection for those around him. His spirit will continue to

inspire and influence all who were lucky enough to have known him. Robert's journey through life was a testament to the enduring power of love and the impact one individual can have on the lives of many.

Robert E. Mulrey's presence will be profoundly missed, yet his legacy will endure in the stories shared, the wisdom imparted, and the memories cherished by all who loved him. As we reflect on his life, we take comfort in knowing that his was a journey filled with purpose, joy, and an abundance of kindness. Rest in peace, Robert; your memory will forever be a beacon of light for those you leave behind.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave., Milton Wednesday February 21st at 11:00 am.  Visiting hours prior to the service Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am.  Burial will follow the service at at Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Tunnel to Towers Foundation at 

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