Richard “Red” Mulholland, 92, longtime Chatham resident, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 at his home, surrounded by family.
Born in Orange, New Jersey on February 9, 1926 to Michael and Grace Mulholland, Red graduated East Orange High School. He went on to earn a degree from Upsala University, where he was inducted into their Hall of Fame, for his skilled participation in football, basketball, track and baseball.
Red was a Corporal in the Marine Corp. who served in the Pacific during World War II, as a radio operator. He began his career with Colonial Life, and then worked at Crum and Forster in Morristown, where he was Senior Vice President in charge of Community Affairs, retiring in 1986.
Red was a people person, with a quick wit, and giving nature, who had an innate knack for public speaking. A true philanthropist, Red has raised funds for countless organizations, including the Summit Speech Center, The Library of the Chathams, the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis in Livingston, New Jersey and St. Patrick’s Church, where he was a parishioner. In 2000 he was nominated by Partners in Philanthropy for his generosity.
Predeceased by his first wife, Elaine; and daughters Debra Mulholland, Kathleen Mulholland, Regina Darling and Sharon Ryan; Red is survived by his wife of 19 years, Joan; daughter Lori Barr and her husband David; grandchildren Erin de Blaeij and her husband Ardjan, Christian Barr and Alex Barr; and many nieces and nephews and their families.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 10:30am at St. Patrick Church, 85 Washington Avenue in Chatham. Interment will follow at St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Madison. There will be a visitation on Wednesday from 4-8pm at the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street in Chatham. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Red may be made to The Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis, 301 South Livingston Avenue, 2nd floor, Livingston, NJ 07039 or to St. Patrick’s School, 45 Chatham Street in Chatham, NJ 07928.
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