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Donald E. Mullen

March 14, 1963 August 29, 2019
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Donald E. Mullen 1963-2019
Oriskany:

Donald E. Mullen, 56, of Oriskany, formerly of Whitesboro, passed away unexpectedly, on August 29, 2019, at home.

He was born, March 14, 1963, in New Hartford, the son of Robert C. Mullen, Sr. and the late Gladys Zygmunt Mullen. Donnie graduated from Whitesboro High School, where he was a member of the varsity Wrestling Team. Following high school, Mr. Mullen enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving as a Combat Engineer, and in the US Army Reserves. Donnie was employed with the Village of Oriskany; and previously with the Town of Whitestown Highway Dept., where he was a heavy equipment operator, sewer inspector, and Safety Director; Mount Olivet Cemetery; and Minor Construction.

He was a member of the Whitesboro Fire Department for many years, where he held several offices, including Lieutenant, Captain, and Assistant Chief. He competed in Firematics, Softball, and Bowling. Mr. Mullen was a member of Oneida Co. Fire Chief’s Association, and FASNY. While a member of Whitesboro Fire Dept., Donnie was the recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award, and the Ambrose Carey Firefighter of the Year Award. He was a member of the American Legion, Whitestown Post #1113, where he served as Past Vice-Commander, Past Executive Board Member, and 3rd Vice President of the Sons of the American Legion, and a member of the Sons of the American Legion at R. Kirk Parkhurst Post, Oriskany.

Donnie treasured time spent at camp on Kayuta Lake with his loving father. He missed hunting and fishing with his friend, the late Billy Yetman.

“The Pride of Engine 1”

He is survived by his father, Robert C. Mullen, Sr.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Kim (Earl) Rightmier, Marcy, and Darlene Mullen Lebuis (Frank), Utica; nieces and nephews, Craig (Elizabeth) Rightmier and their sons William and Lucas, Jessica (Matt) Thompson, and Eric Rightmier (Carli), and Devin Lebuis (Savanna), Connor Lebuis and Morgan Lebuis; aunts; uncles; cousins; Lisa and Chad Lawrence, and many dear friends throughout the community.

He was predeceased by his mother, Gladys Mullen, October 17, 2002, and by his twin brother, Robert C. Mullen, Jr., April 3, 2008.

Funeral services will be Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at Dimbleby Funeral Homes, Inc., 40 Main St., Whitesboro. Visitation will be Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free number, 1-800-273-8255, connects the caller to a certified crisis center.

In lieu of flowers, please consider, Hospice in his mother’s memory, or Whitesboro Fire Dept.


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Visitation

Saturday

7

Sep

8:00 AM 9/7/2019 8:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 9/7/2019 10:00:00 AM
Dimbleby Funeral Homes - Whitesboro

40 Main Street
Whitesboro, NY 13492

American Legion and Son's of the American Legion members will meet at the funeral home for a service at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Dimbleby Funeral Homes - Whitesboro
40 Main Street Whitesboro 13492 NY
United States

Service

Saturday

7

Sep

10:00 AM 9/7/2019 10:00:00 AM
Dimbleby Funeral Homes - Whitesboro

40 Main Street
Whitesboro, NY 13492

Dimbleby Funeral Homes - Whitesboro
40 Main Street Whitesboro 13492 NY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Olivet Cemetery Final Resting Place

Wood Road
Whitesboro, NY 13492

Wood Road Whitesboro 13492 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Whitesboro Fire Dept.

171 Oriskany Blvd. Whitesboro, NY 13492

Hospice & Palliative Care

4277 Middle Settlement Rd.
New Hartford, NY 13413
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