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Louis J. Mullen Jr.

April 19, 2022


Louis James Mullen, Jr., 94, of Newton Highlands, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2022.  He was the beloved husband for 64 years to Joanne (MacPhee) Mullen. He was the son of the late Louis and Ruth Mullen.  Loving father of James Mullen and his wife Elizabeth of Walpole, MA, Edmund Mullen and his wife Patricia of West Roxbury, MA, Paul Mullen and his wife Carol of Abington, MA, and Richard Mullen and his wife Karen of Needham, MA.  Dear “Granddad” of Matthew Mullen and his wife Kristen, Hannah Mullen, Daniel Mullen, Elizabeth Mullen, Susan Mullen, Melissa Mullen, and Katherine Mullen.  Lou grew up in Newton Highlands in the house that was built in 1885 by his grandfather, and that remained in the Mullen family.  Lou was a graduate of Boston College High School (Class of 1945) and Boston College (Class of 1950).  Lou was a U.S. Army veteran, stationed in Sendai, Japan in 1946.  He was an active member of Sacred Heart Parish in Newton, where he was a Eucharistic Minister.  An avid newspaper reader, he enjoyed following news and politics.  He worked in many different roles, including teaching elementary school and working together with his father at their plumbing business.  For many years, he enjoyed his role as a staff member at Hutchins Wheeler & Dittmar and Nixon Peabody.  Lou was a lifelong golfer, and he especially enjoyed golf outings and vacations with family and friends.  He was a fan of Big Band music, the Red Sox, the Celtics, and sweet desserts. 


Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Tuesday April 26th from 4-7pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Sacred Heart Church, 1317 Centre St, Newton Center, on Wednesday, April 27th at 10:30am. Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Louis to the McCourt Foundation, 100 Grandview Road, Suite 100, Braintree, MA  02184 would be appreciated.  

PLEASE NOTE: The Mullen Family will be livestreaming the Mass on Wednesday morning beginning at 10:30am for those unable to attend in person. Please check back on the following link:


April 26, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home
1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Mass of Christian Burial
April 27, 2022

10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Church
1321 Centre St.
Newton, MA 02459

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