Mary Catherine Mulvey was born on September 19, 1949 in Brooklyn, NY. She passed away at 70 years of age on Friday, November 8, 2019 in the comfort of her home in Dumont, NJ, after a long, hard-fought battle with Parkinson’s.
Mary grew up in Floral Park, Long Island, NY with her two parents, Patrick Mulvey and Barbara Molloy Mulvey, who both immigrated from Ireland. Mary graduated from Bishop Edmond J. Reilly High School in 1967 and was a baton twirler. She graduated from St. John’s University in 1971 with a degree in Economics and in 1973 with an MBA. She was a member of the Theta Phi Alphi sorority and president of the Panhellenic Society. She was captain of the baton twirlers and homecoming queen while at St. John’s. Mary worked as an auditor for New York Life, ABC, and the MTA. While at ABC, she travelled extensively throughout the country.
Mary enjoyed travelling, especially to Ireland to visit with family, spending time with her friends, and attending Broadway shows and the ballet. Mary loved life and spreading joy to others with her infectious smile and laughter. She was very kind and generous towards others and knew how to be a true friend.
After experiencing September 11th in NYC, Mary began to suffer from symptoms of Parkinson’s which became progressively worse in the later years of her life. Despite her suffering, she continued to enjoy the little things in life, such as time with friends and family when they would come to visit.
Mary is survived by her cousins Nora Maureen Hayward, Martin Houlihan, Matthew Molloy of RI, Nora Fitzmaurice, Packy Molloy, Thomas Molloy, Cyril Molloy, Delores Jones, Mary McDonnell, Bernard Molloy, Matthew Molloy of Ireland, Gerry Molloy, John Molloy, Eileen Donovan, Rose Prior, John O’Sullivan, Maureen Klucznik, Ken Godfrey, and many other relatives in Ireland and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Patrick Mulvey and Barbary Molloy Mulvey, and cousins Timothy Houlihan, James Godfrey, and Kathy Prior. The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to Ron and Mary Hughes, who cared for her in the early stages of her illness, and Maria Biel, Alina Witek, and Barbara Lewicki, who lovingly took care of Mary for many years in her home.
Visiting Thursday, November 14th, 3-7 PM at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., Dumont. Funeral Mass Friday, November 15th, 11 AM, St. Therese of Lisieux R.C. Church, Cresskill. Burial to follow at Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, Fresh Meadows, NY. Memorial gifts can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or other charity of your choice.