Jessica Ann Mullen (1982 - 2018)

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Jessica Ann Mullen of Vernon passed away Aug. 7, 2018.

The daughter of Robert K. Mullen and Julie A. (Cross) Mullen, she was born in Burlington, Vermont, Sept. 10, 1982. A longtime resident of Vernon, she graduated from Rockville High School in 2000 finishing in the top 10 percent off her class, and was a two-time member of the National Honor Society. Jessica was a stellar athlete lettering in softball, volleyball, indoor track, and cheerleading and was named to numerous academic all-conference teams in addition to being All-State in volleyball in 2000. As a youth, Jessica achieved a high level of success in gymnastics, and skated for a local youth hockey club for one season. Outside of sports, Jessica had a love for dance with training in both tap and classical ballet, and was homecoming queen and queen of the senior prom at Rockville High School. She attended the University of Connecticut and excelled as a student receiving a fine arts talent scholarship.

While at UConn, Jessica continued with her athletics playing three years for women's club volleyball team. Jessica was an accomplished artist and was featured in juried art exhibits in both Massachusetts and Connecticut including the prestigious Nor'Easter Annual Juried Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art. In 2013, Jessica was named Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut Medical Rehabilitation Patient of the Year, having undergone retraining after suffering a traumatic brain injury in 2011.

She is survived by her mother Julie A. (Cross) Mullen and father, Robert K. Mullen of Vernon; her brother, James F. Mullen of Vernon; her brother, John P. Mullen of Concord, New Hampshire, his wife Keyla R. (Heisson) Mullen, and their children, Nathaniel, Ayva, and Grace; her grandparents Jean L. Mullen of Manchester and William G. and Gayle B. Cross of Colchester, Vermont. She is predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Joseph L. Mullen formerly of Manchester. She leaves behind her many friends, cousins, aunts, and uncles whom she grew up with. They, along with her treasured nieces and nephew, will miss her infectious smile and joyful laughter. She was thoughtful, passionate, and loved deeply. She was a beautiful person and is a magnificent soul. She will be sorely missed.

Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford, Monday, Aug. 13, from 3 to 7 p.m.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Ave., Hartford. All are kindly asked to meet directly at church.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut, 100 Deerfield Road, Windsor, CT 06095.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit

www.ahernfuneralhome.com

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 11 to Aug. 15, 2018
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