Mass of Christian Burial for James J. Mulqueeny of Fairport Harbor will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 523 Plum St., Fairport Harbor, OH 44077. The Rev. Peter Mihalic will officiate. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Spear Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Ave., Painesville. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Painesville. A private gathering for family and close friends will be held at the home and business of Mr. Mulqueeny on Sunday.
Jim was born Oct. 10, 1927, in Painesville, and passed away Jan. 10, 2014, in Madison.
He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, KofC Council 947 in Painesville, B.P.O.E. 549 in Painesville, VFW Post 7754 in Fairport Harbor, American Slovenian Club in Fairport Harbor, Hungarian Culture Club in Fairport Harbor, Tri-County Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.
Jim was the son of William E. and Mabel (Walter) Mulqueeny. He graduated from Thomas W. Harvey High School, served in the U.S. Army, graduated from the Cleveland College of Mortuary Science and joined his father in the Mulqueeny Brothers Funeral Home located in Fairport Harbor and Painesville. He was associated with the merge of Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home until his retirement in 1990.
Jim had been athletic, but his favorite sport was baseball. From his early teens he was a knowledgeable and loyal fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He played minor league baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies. Jim also enjoyed bowling in several leagues at the former Mar-Val Lanes in Painesville. His favorite pastime was spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Arline (Eason) Mulqueeny; daughters, Bridget (Bobby) Rosita, Ellen (Doug Paris) Mulqueeny and Colleen (Jeff Kanocz) Farrell; son, Jay (Donna) Mulqueeny; grandchildren, Kyle and Kurt Farrell, Angela Turner and Jerod Mulqueeny; sister, Margaret Ann Filuta; and cousin, Mary Jo Gartland.
Contributions may be made to St. Anthony's Padua Church (see address above).
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Jan. 12, 2014
Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Homes
667 Mentor Ave. Painesville, OH 44077