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John J. Mullaney, Jr.

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“Dear Mullaney Family;We were saddened to hear of John's passing, but join you in the celebration of his life. A medical event prevented us from...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Joanne and Doug Pettengill - MA

“Sharon and family,I am so sorry to read of your Dad's passing. May all the great memories help you in the days ahead.With deepest sympathy and...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Patty Bertrand - Billerica, MA

“Growing up on Taylor Street, I was fortunate to have the Mullaneys on Cushing Street as neighbors. John was my best friend but all the Mullaney kids...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Steve Mahoney - MA

“To the Mullaney Family,Please accept our condolences on your loss. He was such a nice man, with a great family! My husband Bill ( also a pharmacist ...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Gloria Champion - Waltham, MA

“Dear Peggy and Family,I am truly sorry to hear of your Father's passing. He will be missed by all.Love,Gayle Blackman ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Gayle Blackman - Boxborough, MA

“Condolences to the entire Mullaney familyPierce family ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest Sympathy ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Janis Ridgeway - Franklin, MA

“BarbaraSorry to hear about your father's passing.Pamela Cain ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: pamela cain - waltham, MA

“To John and the entire Mullaney family.Our deepest sympathy on your loss. He was my mentor, my teacher, my friend. Charles and Susan JudgeSilver...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Charles Judge - Silver Spring, MD

“Chris and family, I am very sorry to hear of your father's passing. Even in this difficult time you all must find some comfort in the fact that he...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Michael Grigorakos - Waltham, MA

“Dear Barbara & The Mullaney Family,Our Deepest Condolences to all of you during this difficult time.Your Dad was a wonderful person,Jim truly enjoyed...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Jim & Kathy Marchese - Burlington, MA

“Patrick, I was from Cushing St. You're family was the best. I'm sorry for your loss. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Brian Cavanaugh - NH

“I am very sorry for your loss. My condolences to your entire family. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Doug Stanley - chelmsford, MA

“Barbara, Sharon and family, so sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you all. Barbara, that's for sharing all your wonderful Photos of...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Liz Distasio - Acton, MA

“Barbara and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Mr. Mullaney was a wonderful man and a hero to all of you and...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Marie Hudson - Moncton, OK

“Timmy:I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I remember going into your dad's store MANY times in my travels on Main street. God...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Kerri Egan - Chelmsford, MA

“Barbara,I am truly sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all !!!Fondly,Clare ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Clare Connolly Welch - Waltham, MA

“I have such fond memories of John at his pharmacy on Main St. I am so sorry for your loss but on a positive note, he is now joined with Hilda, the...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Elaine Harvey - Waltham, MA

“Cushing and Taylor and Stearns Street have not been the same since the Mullaney Bolton and Besso familes moved. My mother and father had the utmost...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Ann Witham - Waltham, MA


Centerville – Mr. John J. Mullaney, Jr., of Centerville, died Friday, August 24, 2018 in his home. He was 92.

John was born in Waltham on May 30, 1926, a son of the late John J. and Irene (Arsenault) Mullaney, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to the Cape in 1998.

He was a 1944 graduate of Waltham High School and then joined the United States Navy serving as an aviation radioman/gunner aboard a Grumman TBF Avenger, a torpedo bomber introduced into service just prior to the Battle of Midway. He was discharged in June, 1946.

After the war he went back to school and became a registered pharmacist in 1948. John began working for Beatty Bros. Drug Store in Waltham at the age of 15, starting as a stock clerk and eventually becoming a buyer and assistant to the manager. In August of 1958, he purchased the Thomas M.R. Allen Drug Store on Main Street in Waltham and changed the name to Mullaney's Pharmacy.

He was the husband of the late Hilda C. (Besso) Mullaney, father of the late Thomas Mullaney, and brother of the late Dorothy Pratt.

John is survived by his children, Suzanne Saulnier, John J. Mullaney, III, both of Waltham, Kathleen Pierce Mullaney of Mashpee, Deborah LeBlanc of Canada, Barbara Mullaney of Newton, Margaret Spencer of North Reading, Sharon Gulla of Moultonborough New Hampshire, Timothy Mullaney of Maynard, Kevin Mullaney of Needham, Patrick Mullaney and Christopher Mullaney both of Waltham; his sister, Patricia Bolton of Wilmington; 24 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember John's life by gathering for calling hours in the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, September 7th, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning when his funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, Suite D-3, South Dennis, MA 02660.