Brenda Ann Conlin Mullin

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.


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


HopeHealth Hospice
1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904


American Lung Association
PO Box 11039, Lewiston, ME 04243-9409


A Mass of Christian burial will be held for family and friends once social distancing restrictions are lifted.  We look forward to celebrating Ann’s life with our family and friends.

In lieu of the current coronavirus crisis, a private, family prayer service will take place at Perry-McStay Funeral Home.  Friends and family are invited to view a live video stream here of the prayer service on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 5 PM.


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Sister Peretua Lester from East Providence wrote on April 20, 2020 at 6:06 pm:
I treasure meeting Ann in her years of home confinement. Ann taught me that she did not let her suffering destroy her. . Ann's faith anchored her in a spirit of gratitude, first for her God then her family, such delight was her wealth. Let good memories comfort you and be the anchor in your own lives. Thank you Ann, Pray for us.
Mary Lou Wayland from Riverside wrote on April 19, 2020 at 11:51 am:
Dear Maryann, Dan, Katherine, and James, I'm so sorry about the loss of your sweet mom and grandmother, Ann. I believe that God calls very special people home to Him at beautiful times in our faith. Ann is one of those special people who's now singing with the angels. You are all in my prayers.
Ann Conlin from Reno wrote on April 17, 2020 at 12:28 pm:
Barry and I send our sympathy to Frank, Maryann and everyone that knew Aunt Ann. She was was a one of a kind lady with a special kindness you don’t see these days. I watched the video and didn’t realize she passed on Easter! My heart aches but I am going to remember all the fun times we had and all the Conlin stories she shared!
Courtney Smith from Providence wrote on April 16, 2020 at 6:12 pm:
This was a nice intimate service. It was a pleasure to have met Brenda and I send my deepest condolences to your family during this hard time.
Dirce Barbosa from Pawtucket wrote on April 16, 2020 at 5:57 pm:
So beautiful! I am so sorry for your loss. My former client and dear friend picked such a beautiful day to gain her wings, I will miss our friendship, our phone conversations, and your beautiful cards you sent on every special occasion for me and for my daughters! What a beautiful woman! Mrs Mulling, you were such a blessing in my life! Maryann, Dan, Katherine and James, my thoughts and prayers are with you! Sending so much love your way.❤️🙏
Karen Xavier-DaCunha from Pawtucket wrote on April 16, 2020 at 5:34 pm:
Maryann, this was a beautiful service and tribute to your mom. Passing on Easter Sunday, as Monsignor said, what a beautiful day. Trust that you have an Angel above who will be watching over you and your family forever. XOXO, Karen
Brian Jablonski & Jen Long from Providence wrote on April 16, 2020 at 5:33 pm:
Our condolences to your family. We watched online, but we were with you in spirit.
The Yanys from Pawtucket wrote on April 16, 2020 at 5:01 pm:
Dear Maryann, Dan, Katherine and James. We are so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. We send our love and prayers to all of you. You’re Mom was such a proud and beautiful lady and I know that she will be watching over her wonderful family.
The Scarborough Family from Cranston wrote on April 16, 2020 at 3:49 pm:
Maryanne, Dan, Katherine, and James..We so wish we could come give you hugs! For now, know that we are holding you in prayer and love and are so very sorry for your loss.