Mary Elizabeth Mulrennan, 86, who lived her life with dignity and courage, passed away peacefully on Jan. 15th at Raritan Health & Extended Care in Raritan. She enriched her family and her community with her generosity, humor and passion for living. She shared her enthusiasm for crafts, dancing, tai chi, bowling, singing, and above all the Yankees with her family and many friends.
Mary was born in Elizabeth on July 12, 1925 to the late Harold and Catherine Dolan. She married her beloved husband, Bill, in 1947. They moved to Rahway in 1948 where they raised five children and served their community with pride. Mary was a communicant at St. Mary’s from the time that she moved to Rahway until being admitted to Raritan Health in 2010. For over 50 years, Mary worked at Prudential, Merck, RCA, Westinghouse, Orange Plastic and Murray Construction. She was loyal, hard working and enjoyed many friendships with her co-workers
Mary continued to stay active after retirement. She enjoyed dancing and socializing in her later years at Widows and Widowers with her lifelong friend and beloved sister-in law, Betty Dafgek. While a resident at the Clifford Case Senior Housing, she enjoyed traveling, gardening and sing-a-longs with her many friends. She and her friends took advantage of the many crafts and activities at the Rahway Senior Center.
Surviving are beloved daughters Linda Raupp, Sheila Flaharty and Maureen Huelsenbeck, sons, Francis and William Mulrennan, son-in-laws Michael Flaharty and Jerome Huelsenbeck, seven grandchildren Harry Raupp, David Raupp, Meagen Howe, Matthew Huelsenbeck, Kimberly Mulrennan, Kaitlin Mulrennan and Kyle Mulrennan and two great grand children Sean and Seamus Howe.
She was predeceased by her husband William Mulrennan, a lifelong resident of Rahway and dedicated town firefighter, beloved brother Joseph Dolan and twin sister Katherine.
A funeral Mass was held at St. Mary’s in Rahway on Jan. 18.
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