Raymond P. Mullin Jr.
Raymond P. Mullin Jr.
CHITTENDEN — Raymond P. Mullin Jr. died peacefully Feb. 7, 2012, at his home, with his family and his beloved dog, Molly, by his side.
He was born in Rutland, April 17, 1934, son of Raymond P. and Gertrude (Ranberg) Mullin Sr.
He met his precious wife, Patricia, at the B+B diner in Hydeville and later married her on June 18, 1955.
Ray attended Mount St. Joseph Academy.
He was a U.S. Navy and Korean War veteran and served aboard the USS Randolph and Battleship Wisconsin.
He was employed by Tip Top Bread, Nissen Bread, Frito Lay and State Line Chips, and Automobile International Corp. in North Clarendon.
Ray enjoyed fishing and hunting with friends and family and always looked forward to his annual trip to West Virginia with his son, Terry, and his deer hunting friend, George Sotirakis, who died in 2010. He enjoyed the Sunday Church services (breakfast) with his friends, George Herrick, Charlie Parker and George Wanner. He also enjoyed racing go-karts and midget cars and once raced against Mario Andretti. Ray’s quirks and genuine sense of humor will be missed by all.
He was a lifetime member of Chittenden Volunteer Fire Dept. “where he enjoyed driving the trucks when he stayed on the road.”
Surviving are his wife, Patricia M. (Lane) Mullin; three sons, Stephen T. Mullin and his wife Leigh of Syracuse, Utah, Terry R. Mullin of Jefferson, Md., Robert P. Mullin and his wife Valerie of Monkton, Vt.; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Kyle, Dustin, Kelley, Derek and Bryce Mullin; two great-grandchildren, Alexis Mullin and Lauren Mullin; and two step-grandchildren, Derek and Ryan Coombs.
He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister, John P. “Zip” Mullin, Robert Mullin and Mary Spaulding.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland, where a prayer service will be held at 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Chittenden Volunteer Fire Dept., c/o The George Sotirakis Memorial Firefighter Fund, 266 Chittenden Road, Chittenden, VT 05737.
We would like to say thank you to the Chittenden Fire Dept., friends and Rutland Area Visiting Nurse and Hospice for all they have done.