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Bernard G. Mullen

Place of Service
Community of Christ Church
Main St. Greenwood, NY

Time of Service
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
11:00 Am

Place of Visitation
H.P. Smith & Son, Inc.
29 East Main St. Cansiteo, NY

Time of Visitation
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012
2-4 and 7-9 PM

Bennetts Creek Cemetery
Greenwood, NY

Bernard G. Mullen

May 25, 1929 - Nov. 12, 2012

GREENWOOD:  Bernard G. Mullen, 83, of Main Street passed away peacefully at home (Nov. 12, 2012) surrounded by his family following an extended illness.

Bernard was born May 25, 1929 in North Hornell to Glenn and Bernice (Lamphier) Mullen. On March 1, 1947 in Canisteo, he married Zelia Hoyt who survives and lives in Greenwood.  He was predeceased by his parents and by two granddaughters Miranda and Michele Mullen, grandson: Craig James Lang and great-granddaughter Amber Quick. 

Bernard was a lifelong resident of the Bennetts Creek Valley and had attended Canisteo Central School.  He owned and operated a dairy farm on the Sugar Creek Road in Canisteo.  He was also a bus driver for the Canisteo/ Greenwood school district for 42 years, retiring in 2010. 

In addition to his wife Zelia Mullen of Greenwood to whom he had been married 65 years he is survived by seven sons:  Maurice (Marsha) Mullen of Rexville, Bernard Mullen, Jr. of Canisteo, Patrick (Diane) Mullen of Hartsville, Marc (Carol) Mullen of Greenwood, Dennis (Karen) Mullen of Hornell, Barry Mullen (Donna Dennis) of Hornell, Randy (Connie) Mullen of Canisteo, two daughters:  Mary Hope (Ralph) Horton of Jasper and Holly (Ernest) Lang of Hartsville.  He is also survived by three brothers:  Burdett (Joyce) Mullen of Campbell, William (Ella) Mullen of Troupsburg and Robert (Beverly) Mullen of Canisteo.  Three sisters:  Marilyn (John) Warriner of Greenwood, Irene (James) Merry of Titusville, FL, and Beth Ann Niles of Hornell.  22 Grandchildren and 35 Great-Grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Wednesday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main Street in Canisteo.  Funeral service will take place Thursday at 11 am at the Community of Christ Church, Main St. Greenwood.  Burial will be in Bennetts Creek Cemetery in Greenwood, NY.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Community of Christ Church c/o Karen Mullen, 18 Holly Terrace, Hornell, NY 14843.

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  • Everett Frank
    Nov. 17, 2012

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. I have had the privalage to know Bernard only for a few short years. He has forever left a big impression on me, his sense of care and compassion toward other people and selflessness cannot be matched.

  • Brenda Hurlburt
    Nov. 14, 2012

    I am very sorry about your loss. Please contact me for any additions to the family.

  • Patty Kelley
    Nov. 14, 2012

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family.  May God bless you always! 

    Pat, Patty & Kaitlyn

  • Diana Van Allen
    Nov. 14, 2012

    My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.  God bless

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