Deborah L. Mullen

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 2:30pm

Deborah Lee Mullen, 78, died on Jan. 14, 2021 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Born on Nov. 1, 1942 in Quincy, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Rita (McKowen) Coolen.

She grew up in Enfield, Connecticut and was a graduate of Enfield High School, after which she married the love of her life, Leon Mullen Jr. They transitioned their family to Westfield, Massachusetts and lived there until the late 90s. Deborah was predeceased by her husband in 1995.

A few short years later she decided to fulfill their dream of owning a bed-and-breakfast and she relocated to Boothbay Harbor, Maine where her father and mother had their roots. For almost 20 years she owned and operated Nana's Place, a bed-and-breakfast. In her earlier years she ran a home daycare in Westfield, Massachusetts.

She was involved in many facets of community organizations. Deb was volunteer of the year for the state of Maine, a member of the Lincoln County Triad, was president of Boothbay Harbor Seniors, involved with AARP and also one of the founding members of Med Collections. Deborah helped in securing cell phones for seniors and she was a member of the Red Cross volunteers. Overall, she loved helping people and was a passionate advocate against elder abuse and fraud.

She will be dearly missed by her son Edward and wife Jennifer Mullen of Grayson, Georgia, her daughter Tammy Mullen and significant another Joseph Tirrell of Easthampton, Massachusetts, and her son Kevin Mullen of Westfield, Massachusetts. She was a loving grandmother to Alexander, Patrick and his wife Mary, Nicholas, Meghan, Nora, Brittany and Nicholas. She was also a great-grandmother to Noah and Paul.

She was also predeceased by her brother Benjamin Coolen and her sister Paula Scarfo.

The Boucher O'Brien Funeral Home, Easthampton, Massachusetts was entrusted with her arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospital Springfield, Massachusetts.

Her burial will be on Jan. 19 in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Enfield, Connecticut.