Tuesday, April 16, 2024


Thelma Mulligan, 96

Thelma Mulligan of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, a former Westport resident, died March 16 in the Allied Services Hospice Center, Scranton. She was 96.

She was the widow of Robert James Mulligan who died April 21, 1991. Born Nov. 10, 1922, in Milltown, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Earlen and Grace Krause.

She and her husband moved from New Jersey to Westport, where in 1953 she became a stay at home mom to her three children and a constant school and community volunteer.

From 1979 to 1986 they traveled the United States, Canada, and Mexico and finally settled in Lady Lake, Florida.

Surviving are a daughter Lynda Lynett and her husband Edward J., Jr.; a son Robert James Mulligan, Jr. and his wife Carol; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son Gregory Edward Mulligan who died in 2013; five siblings Jean K. Bogoney, Grace K. Baldwin, Earlen, Jr., Richard and Donald Krause.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Allied Services Hospice Center 511 Morgan Highway Scranton, PA 18508.

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