Michael L. Mulvenna, 69, went home to his loving heavenly Father March 17, 2021. He died at home with his family. Born in Fort Dix, NJ to the late Francis X. Mulvenna, Sr. and Eleanor F. (Gillis) Mulvenna, Mike loved being Irish and was a great story-teller. He joined the U.S. Marines at 19, then had several jobs including tomato farmer, tree trimmer, and roofer. He finally settled on his occupation of welding and did so for 38 years, retiring from Excelsior Blower Systems, Inc. in 2013.
Mike liked sports of all kinds, but had a special love for baseball. He enjoyed playing and coaching his sons in baseball and his daughter in soccer. He was an avid archery and rifle hunter and taught his children about hunting and nature. He enjoyed playing cribbage with his family, especially when he skunked one of them. He loved his family fiercely and always provided for them. He fought through 22 years of illness and was mostly able to keep an upbeat attitude. He had a wonderful sense of humor.
Mike is survived by his wife of 37 years, Julia (Reigner) Mulvenna, and his children: Christopher M. Mulvenna, Nicolas, J. Mulvenna, Kathryn (and husband Jason) Harding, Michael P. (and wife Rebecca) Mulvenna, and Matthew G. Mulvenna. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Katelynn Mulvenna, Ian Harding, and Joshua Harding, and step-granddaughter Iori Palmore, and his great-nephews, U.S. Navy Petty Officer Jordan M. Elliott and Kade A. Elliott. He is also survived by his brothers Gerard S. (and wife Martha) Mulvenna, James J. Mulvenna and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his brother Francis X. Mulvenna Jr. and his sister, Kathleen Mulvenna.
There will be a memorial service for Mike at Exeter Bible Fellowship church on Friday, March 26 at 6:30pm. Burial will be private.
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