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Elizabeth “Betty” Durkin Mullen

Elizabeth “Betty” Durkin Mullen

Elizabeth “Betty” Durkin Mullen, age 87, of Amelia Island, FL passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Osprey Village.

Born on July 16, 1929, in Horden County, Durham, England, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Margaret Doyle Durkin. She earned a nursing degree in South Yorkshire, England where she began nursing in 1948. She later met her future husband, James “Jim” Patrick Mullen, at a hospital dance whom she would marry a year later. In 1968 they moved to Atlanta, GA where in 1970 her husband founded Mullen Packaging Company and Mrs. Mullen continued her career in nursing. The Mullens sold their business in 1996 and moved to Amelia Island.

Mrs. Mullen loved music, especially Irish dance and sing-a-long songs. She was devoted to her Catholic Faith and was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

She had many favorite causes including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Nassau County, the Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC), St. Michael’s Academy and always loved to have visits from the children.

Mrs. Mullen is predeceased by her husband, Jim, who passed away in 2004, her sisters, Moya, Margaret and Patricia and her brothers, Anthony and John.

She is survived by a brother, Michael (Pat) Durkin, South York, England, a sister-in-law, Catherine Gunhouse of Atlanta, GA and many nieces and nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 505 Broome Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 with the Reverend Father Richard Perko, Celebrant.

Mrs. Mullen will be laid to rest beside her husband in Bosque Bello Cemetery.

5 Condolences

  • Joanne Ibberson Posted December 23, 2016 4:48 pm

    Rest in peace Aunty Betty, lots of love and hugs, Joanne xxx

  • Pat Doherty Posted December 24, 2016 6:29 am

    Thinking of happier times RIP Auntie Betty, all our love Pat John and family xx

  • Tricia Posted December 24, 2016 8:36 am

    Psalms 23 Jehovah is my Shepherd. I shall lack nothing.2 In grassy pastures he makes me lie down; By well-watered resting-places he conducts me. 3 My soul he refreshes He leads me in the tracks of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk in the valley of deep shadow, I fear nothing bad, for you are with me; Your rod and your staff are the things that comfort me. You arrange before me a table in front of those showing hostility to me. With oil you have greased my head; My cup is well filled. 6 Surely goodness and loving-kindness themselves will pursue me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of Jehovah to the length of days. For he will deliver the poor one crying for help, also the afflicted one and whoever has no helper.

  • Pam Laffey Posted December 27, 2016 11:47 am

    Ms. Betty, we miss seeing you strolling the halls at Osprey Village. You brightened our days. The Laffeys

  • K. Banks Posted December 31, 2016 9:54 pm

    Dear Family, Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Ms. Mullen. May Jehovah God help you to bear the burden of your grief at this difficult time. (Ps. 55:22) Warm Regards, Kay

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