MORRIS — Matty Mulqueen, 93, of Morris, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at his home in Morris.
He was born on Nov. 11, 1908, in Brooklyn, the son of John and Mary (Hearn) Mulqueen.
He was married to Jane DeFriesse on April 28, 1928, in the Bronx. They had been married for more than 69 years at the time of her death on Dec. 27, 1997.
He had worked as a bartender for many years and more recently as the maintenance supervisor for the New York State Police Troop C Headquarters in Sidney for 10 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Mulqueen were caretakers at the Copes Corners Park in Gilbertsville for more than 16 years.
He had resided in the Butternut Valley for more than 47 years.
He had been a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Moose Club and the Elks Club.
Matty is survived by his children, Mary Fontana and her husband, Larry, of Lindenhurst, Clara Mulqueen of Tennessee, Matthew A. Mulqueen of North Hill, Calif., and Joan O'Brian of California.
He was blessed with many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and special friends, who loved him dearly.
A brother, Simon Mulqueen, predeceased him.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2002, and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2002, at the Johnston Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2002, at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Burns officiating.
Committal services and burial will follow at the Hillington Cemetery in Morris.
Those who wish are asked to donate to the Morris Emergency Squad in his memory.
Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.
Published in The Daily Star on May 16, 2002.