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Val & Alexandrua
Our sincerest condolences to Maureen and the Mullaney family. We enjoyed Mike’s stories and appreciated his commitment to making our community a better place.
I will never forget Mike. His wit and twinkle in his eye made him a welcome sight whenever I met him. He was a dear friend to many and clearly deeply in love with his wife Maureen. Maureen my thoughts are with you and I hope you are flooded with happy memories of a life well lived.
Prayers for you and your family The memories you have will last you a lifetime
This story of Mike’s life is perfect! I’ll always remember him with that glass of red wine (with a side of ice), and his cigar. I’ll also remember him having fun at the VFW playing bar bingo or meat madness. My fondest memory was when I came across him at Salt Life one evening when Maureen was out of town. We sat and talked and laughed. He had a great sense of humor. I’ll miss him dearly. My condolences to Maureen and the entire Mullaney family.
Sally and Stan
Maureen and family we're thinking of all of you and loss of a fantastic role model for us all. Sending our love and prayers.
Beth and Michael
Maureen and family, we are so sorry for your loss
Michael Worthley Mullaney
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michael Worthley Mullaney on August 23, 2021. Mike was born on November 14, 1935 in Huntington, Long Island, NY, son of the late Francis J. Mullaney and Clara Worthley Mullaney. Mike is survived by his sisters, Kathy (David) Simmons and Nora (Ken) Marks, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mike graduated from Huntington HS, Farmingdale Tech, and Brooklyn College.
Mike was a Volunteer Fireman at the Greenlawn Fire Department. After moving to Guilderland, NY in 1972, Mike joined the Volunteer Guilderland Fire Department as well as becoming Commissioner from 1977 until 1992. Mike was also a Trustee at the Guilderland Elks 2480. Mike was one of the Founding Fathers of Incompco Inc. In 1999, Mike and his wife Maureen moved to Amelia Island and joined the Fernandina Beach American Legion Post 54 where they had many enjoyable functions, friendships and lots of laughs and fun. Mike also loved the VFW Post 4351 where he spent many a day doing his Sudoku, jumble puzzles, reading his books, having a glass of his red wine, and puffing on a cigar. Mike never met a stranger and could go on with many stories. He was a book of knowledge.
Mike served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962. After Mike’s military service he worked for The NY Telephone Company, Engineering Department for 32 years. After Mike’s retirement he started his own business working with Sterns & Wheeler as a field tech.
Mike was married to his wife of 56 years, Maureen Spence Mullaney. Together they had four children, Michael (Jen) of Kinnelon, NJ & Naples, FL, Patrick (Randi Jo), of Collierville, TN, Dr. Kevin (Margot) Mullaney, of Edina, MN and Kristen (Tim) Turano, of Guilderland, NY and 9 grandchildren, Erin, Michael, Harrison, Brenlin, Kylie, Reegan Mullaney, Julia Poorman, Aidan & Emma Turano. Mike loved being with his children, grandchildren, friends and meeting new people.
The loss of a father is an unforgettable event, but Mike will forever be remembered. He was always a wanderer but never lost. To get from A to B Mike would headfirst toward Z. After several stops along the way and seeing just about all there was to see he’d arrive at B. People he’d never met, places he’d never been, things he never knew were to Mike, just another something new.
Mike had a willingness and the ability to fix what was broken, to build that which needed to be built. He had a tool for every project and a list of projects to take on, some for himself but mostly for others. Some would say he was a “Jack of All Trades” but really, he was more than that. He was a trade school on wheels willing to go wherever and to whatever needed doing.
Although not a teacher by trade Mike could lead you around any obstacle, show you the do’s and don’ts of whatever task that you faced. If you were willing enough to listen and to follow, you could learn a thing or two, or maybe even three. If there was ever a shoulder to stand on, you’d do well to stand on Mike’s; not just for the view, but for the foundation he has built, the knowledge he had acquired and the skills he has passed on to us all.
Mike always said he had enough, he was proud of himself and the family he created. He certainly had enough of this and that, but never did we have enough of the places he had not yet been, or the person he had not yet met, or the idea he had not yet heard. One thing is for sure, and that is that while he may have had enough, we all will never have enough of him. Mike will always be not just a person we remember but a part of who we are.
Mike has donated his remains to the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Anatomical Gift Program, for educational and scientific purposes. There will be a memorial service at a later date.