James Thomas's Story
James Thomas Mullen, 82, of Coconut Creek, Fla., formerly of Batavia, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017, surrounded by his wife, Anna and his children at Vitas Inpatient Hospice Unit in Sunrise, Fla.
James was born February 28, 1935, in Haverhill, Mass. to James T. and Ruth E. Mullen (Mansur).
He graduated from Haverhill High School in 1953 when he met Anna Bencivenga of Lawrence. On June 12, 1955, they were married for 62 years until his passing.
Jim enlisted in the Air Force upon graduation where he worked in the pharmacy as an Airman First Class at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, S.D.
Jim and Anna raised six children and he is survived by James, Jr., and wife, Ann of Ft. Lauderdale, William and wife, Kathleen of Pittsburgh, Cheryl Wechter and husband, Dennis of Coconut Creek, Anthony and wife, Yvonne of Denver, Michael of Wilmington, Del. Jim is also survived by 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Timothy.
Jim was a medical products salesman and manager who loved spending time with his family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Maronite Church, 145 Amesbury St., Lawrence, MA.
Published on  August 2, 2017