Brenda Ann Conlin Mullin, 81, of East Providence, passed away Sunday evening, April 12, 2020 at HopeHealth Hospice/Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She found peace and eternal rest surrounded by the love of her family.
Born in Ottawa, Canada, 1939. She moved to Watertown, NY with her family at a young age. She graduated from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY then moved to Boston, MA. to start her career as a Social Worker for Catholic Charities Adoption Services. She became an American citizen while living in Boston; an experience she cherished and honored for many years as a voter polling volunteer. A resident of Rumford, RI for forty three years she was active in St. Margaret’s Parish and a member of the choir. She was the daughter of the late Rupert Victor Conlin and Edna M. Callaghan Conlin Cushman, Watertown NY.
Ann’s passion was her faith, caring for and helping others. But her most important and beloved vocation was being a mother to her two children, Francis James Russell Mullin III of Providence and Maryann Conlin Mullin Lynch of Rumford, her husband, Daniel P. Lynch; her two grandchildren, Katherine Rose Lynch, 21, and James Michael Lynch, 13. She was sister of the late R. Victor Conlin, Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fla. and A. Gail Conlin Phillips of Watertown, NY.
In lieu of the recent, fall 2020, uptick in coronavirus cases, a Mass of Christian burial will be held for local family and friends on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 10:00am, St. Margaret Church, 1098 Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916. Friends and family unable to attend in person are invited to view the live video stream of the mass on the St. Margaret Parish Facebook page, starting at 9:55am, 11/20/20. https://www.facebook.com/St-Margaret-Parish-740499222714148
Ann’s cremains will be carefully brought to Watertown by her two children, Frank and Maryann. She will be buried, Saturday, November 21, 2020, Glenwood Cemetery, Watertown NY, alongside her mom and sister Gail.
The following organizations provided most appreciated services to Ann. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to one of the following;
Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island
70 Bath St., Providence, RI 02908
1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904
American Lung Association
PO Box 11039, Lewiston, ME 04243-9409
The family held a private prayer service at Perry-McStay Funeral Home on April 16, 2020. Friends and family are invited to view the prayer service recording here on the Perry-McStay website.