William E. Mulrenan III

July 17, 2010

WILLIAM E. MULRENAN III – age 50, of Reading and Woburn, July 17th. Beloved son of William E. Jr. and Mary P. (Cannon) Mulrenan. Loving brother of Patricia Harron and her husband William, Maryellen Mulrenan, and Elizabeth Robinson and her husband Mark, all of Woburn, and Diane MacDonald and her husband John of Dracut. Dear friend and longtime companion of Betty Malloy of Reading. Beloved uncle of twelve nieces and nephews. A Mass of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, July 21st at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church (lower church), 280 Main Street, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Memorial visitation will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private. Donations may be made in Billy’s memory to VNA Hospice Care, Inc., 100 Sylvan Road, G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

William E. Mulrenan of Reading, formerly of Woburn, passed away on Saturday, July 17th, surrounded by his family, following a lengthy illness. The beloved son of William E. Jr. and Mary P. (Cannon) Mulrenan, he was fifty years of age.

Born and raised in Woburn, he graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1978. He went on to work in the fiber optic industry. He was proud of his Irish heritage and was a member of the Irish American Club.

Billy had a heart of gold and always had a smile on his face. He was happiest with his friends and family and loved vacationing at Hampton Beach. He was devoted to his dear friend, Betty Malloy of Reading.

Surviving, along with his parents, are four sisters: Patricia Harron and her husband William, Maryellen Mulrenan, and Elizabeth Robinson and her husband Mark, all of Woburn, and Diane MacDonald and her husband John of Dracut. He also leaves his dear friend and longtime companion, Betty Malloy of Reading, and twelve nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, July 21st at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church (lower church), 280 Main Street, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be private.

Memorial visitation will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Billy’s memory to VNA Hospice Care, Inc., 100 Sylvan Road, G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. SWEET WILLY IT’S ALMOST 4 MONTH’S….. AND IT’S HARDER EACH DAY NOT HEARING YOUR VOICE OR SEEING THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE <3 I just pray u are happy and peaceful.... miss you love bett's xoxoxox

  2. SWEET WILLY IT’S ALMOST 4 MONTH’S….. AND IT’S HARDER EACH DAY NOT HEARING YOUR VOICE OR SEEING THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE <3 I just pray u are happy and peaceful.... miss you love bett's xoxoxox

  3. hey
    It’s almost 2 week’s missing you more and more every day..your smile made everything right,,you touched so many heart’s in this world.till we meet again.

  4. From: Andrea Porter Logue

    My many memories of Billy will always make me smile,
    Thinking of you all,
    Andrea

  5. Billy and family,

    Sorry about you loss. Just heard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    God Bless,

    Charlie & Sandy Culhane

  6. Cousin Bethy Dear Uncle Billy And Aunt Mary and all my cousins,
    I was so sad to hear about little Billy passing. He was always making us laugh and i remember he used to hang out with us in the yard just doing crazy things to make us smile. He was loved by us all and I am sorry. He was a great guy. Love you guys. God Bless.Our comfort comes from the Lord.

  7. Dear Bill, Mary and family,

    I’m sorry you are all bearing this cross of sorrow. Thanks be to God for the resurrection to look forward to. You will all remain in my heart and in my prayers.
    with prayer and blessing,
    Christine Templeton (6:30 Mass)

  8. From Terri (Musto) Sabbia

    My deepest condolences to the Mulrennan family on the loss of their beloved son and brother, Billy. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

  9. I’m so sorry that I can’t express my condolences in person. My brother just called me and told me of Billy’s passing. I’d like to share a few things that stand out in my mind that I feel made Billy a uniquely honest individual. I first met Billy when he was a teenager and I saw him frequently for the next few years. Billy had a wonderful, deep voice, and a strong handshake. He had a bright happy smile – a smile seemingly etched in stone on his face (I’m fondly recalling it, vividly in my mind, as I’m writing this). His dark black hair and wide frame demanded your attention and respect. He always looked you in the eye when speaking with you and he held little back. He was straightforward. If you were lucky enough to be friends with any of his sisters he gently let you know that he loved them dearly, again, with a smile on his face, however; his message was loud and clear. I liked Billy — a lot, and I am saddened to hear of his passing.

    To Mr. and Mrs. Mulrenan, and your extended family, may your strength, and your faith in God, carry you through this difficult time. Please take solace in the knowledge that many people are praying for Billy’s soul as he passes gently into heaven.

    And to Betty, Billy will always be with you. When a single leaf falls from the sky on a gorgeous October day, when the sun shines on your face and the stars and moon light up your night, when you run to your car during a surprise rain fall, or when a gust of wind blows snow in your face…Billy is with you, but most importantly – when you call on him for guidance…His spirit will always be there, ready and willing!

    To Patty and Billy, my heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with the both of you.

    God bless you all. The Barrett family is thinking of you.

  10. Dearest Betty and family of Billy…

    Wishing you find comfort and peace….I did not know Billy, but I did know my friend Betty took great joy and love in his being and soul!!! God Bless you!!!

  11. Betty and The Mulrenan Family
    We remember Billy coming into the salon with a big smile and a funny story to tell. He not only had us laughing but everyone else in the salon laughing too. We will always keep him in our hearts and he will be sincerely missed.
    our deepest sympathy,
    Linda and Dee
    Salon De Fleur

  12. To the Mulrenan Family & Betty, Know my love prayers and deepest sympathy are being sent your way. May the loving memories you have of Billy sustain you in the days and months ahead. May Billy’s peace be your peace.
    Nancy simonds, SND

  13. Loren & Dom Baccari

    Beth and entire family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of a loved one.

  14. From: Beth and Dennis Cannon

    To the Mulrenan Family and best friend Betty… Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Billy…I know it sounds redundent, but we too remember him especially for his wonderful sense of humor, his brilliant smile, and the way he could light up a room with his sunny personality. May he rest in peace…and may you all be at peace…he is no longer suffering forever in Gods arms and safe in our hearts…xoxo

  15. From: Denise Costa

    Amazing everyone says the same thing- your smile,his way with people… I met Billy shortly after Diane became my college roommate- he would visit us every now & then, & we would talk, laugh, and then laugh some more as we all would go into our Three Stooges routines and crack each other up. That’s how I will remember Billy- always smiling & laughing. The instant you left this earth you saw the face of God… warmth, light, and welcoming you with love- for Eternity. May that be a comfort to everyone you left behind.

  16. I remember my cousin Billy growing up next door on Pine St., the pool between our houses, and Billy always smiling. Billy had a kind word and a big smile for everyone. Well, Mul, you are at peace now, at home, no more pain….we will all miss you.
    Love, Val

  17. To Parents (Mary and Billy; siblings; Patty, Diane, Maryellen, Beth, long-time companion Betty and all those relatives and friends who loved and cared for you.

    Dear Billy as your Godmother and cousin you always greeted me with a hug, a smile and “Here’s my Godmother”.

    When I think of you I’ll mostly remember your smile. Perhaps I’m wrong, but I can never remember you not having a smile on your face.

    I remember holding you when you were being baptized, (I hope I at least remembered some of your birthdays). I remember you in your crib, then as a toddler visting us at the Cannon House on Porter Street. Then, all of a sudden you were grown up, as tall as your father and as nice as ever. I will miss you but I know, more than anything, that you are at peace and with God. Of course you were greeted by my mother, Aunt Nonnie. She surely gave you her most special greeting.

    With love,

    Renee

  18. Barbara White
    Billy it was a pleasure and a joy and a honor to know you. We had a wonderful friendship by phone. For all the candle’s I lite for you everyday it kept you going now its your turn to light me a candle. I Promised to watch over Betty and I will do that with my heart and soul. RIP
    Love your sister in law Barbara

  19. Betty and the Mulrenan family:

    We are so sorry for your loss.
    We have only known Billy for a short time but it was long enough to know what a nice, funny, thoughtful man he was. He made Betty smile and he made her happy and he brought a few smiles to our faces to. We are so sorry to see you go Billy, Rest in Peace friend.
    Dan and Dona Finn

  20. To My Dear Billy:

    I just want to thank you for being a part of my life,I hope you knew how much I enjoyed the journey we went on together.
    Soar Billy, now you are at peace, I will never forget the memories you gave me. I will still hold your hand forever in my heart.
    I love you so much, my buddy,my best friend.
    Love
    Betty
    xoxoxo (MINE)

  21. MaryBeth McPherson
    I will always remember Billy with a smile because I know he would want it that way. God Bless.

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