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Barbara A Mulligan

Allentown, Pennsylvania

June 8, 2024

Barbara A Mulligan Obituary

Barbara A Mulligan of Allentown and a recent resident of Luther Crest passed away peacefully on

Saturday with her loving husband and children by her side.

Barbara was born and raised in Allentown, PA and was the daughter of Rose and William Gilly. Growing

up in the city’s fifth ward she was a proud member of the first Louis E. Dieruff graduating class. She

married her husband Thomas in 1968. The couple eventually moved to Allen Street where they raised

their two children. While Barbara was a stay-at-home mom she eventually returned to her profession

as a Directory Assistance Operator for Bell Telephone and then Verizon from which she retired in 2003.

If there was one thing Barbara loved it was a good bargain. Hess’s Bargain Basement was a favorite

stomping ground to be replaced later by TJ Maxx and Ross. In fact, she could easily have taught a

masterclass on couponing and rebating. She was also an avid basketball fan. She loved the 76ers and

Tyrese Maxie. In February and March, she camped out in front of the television following high school

basketball playoff games and then March Madness. She always enjoyed a brisk walk, a Broadway show,

the Jumble or chatting (and laughing) for hours with her beloved sister Lorraine. Above all, her children

and grandchildren came first. She always enjoyed attending her children’s basketball games as well as

track and swimming meets. Later, she spent afternoons at her grandson’s baseball games.

Barbara was a practicing Catholic, prayed the rosary daily and was a member of the Cathedral of Saint

Catharine of Siena.

The family thanks the team at Luther Crest for their hard work, professionalism and support during this

time.

Survivors: husband Thomas, daughter Shannon Williams (Richard) of Mountain Top, PA, grandsons Colin

and Heath and son Thomas H Mulligan Jr (Christy) of Weehawken, NJ, and grandsons Jackson and Henry

and sister Lorraine Gilly of Whitehall, PA.

Services:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 13 at Cathedral St.

Catharine of Siena Church, 18th & Turner Sts., Allentown. A calling hour will be 9:30-10:30 AM at church.

Interment: in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.

Donations: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the William Allen High School Girls Basketball

Team. Checks can be made payable to head coach Brittni Kholi c/o Robert C. Weir Funeral Home, 1802

W. Turner St, Allentown, PA 18104.

Arrangements by the Robert C. Weir Funeral Home, 18th & Turner Sts. Allentown.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Barbara A Mulligan hosted by Robert C Weir Funeral Home.

Barbara A Mulligan of Allentown and a recent resident of Luther Crest passed away peacefully on

Saturday with her loving husband and children by her side.

Barbara was born and raised in Allentown, PA and was the daughter of Rose and William Gilly. Growing

up in the city’s fifth ward she was a proud member of the first Louis E. Dieruff graduating class. She

married her husband Thomas in 1968. The couple eventually moved to Allen Street where they raised

their two children. While Barbara was a stay-at-home mom she eventually returned to her profession

as a Directory Assistance Operator for Bell Telephone and then Verizon from which she retired in 2003.

If there was one thing Barbara loved it was a good bargain. Hess’s Bargain Basement was a favorite

stomping ground to be replaced later by TJ Maxx and Ross. In fact, she could easily have taught a

masterclass on couponing and rebating. She was also an avid basketball fan. She loved the 76ers and

Tyrese Maxie. In February and March, she camped out in front of the television following high school

basketball playoff games and then March Madness. She always enjoyed a brisk walk, a Broadway show,

the Jumble or chatting (and laughing) for hours with her beloved sister Lorraine. Above all, her children

and grandchildren came first. She always enjoyed attending her children’s basketball games as well as

track and swimming meets. Later, she spent afternoons at her grandson’s baseball games.

Barbara was a practicing Catholic, prayed the rosary daily and was a member of the Cathedral of Saint

Catharine of Siena.

The family thanks the team at Luther Crest for their hard work, professionalism and support during this

time.

Survivors: husband Thomas, daughter Shannon Williams (Richard) of Mountain Top, PA, grandsons Colin

and Heath and son Thomas H Mulligan Jr (Christy) of Weehawken, NJ, and grandsons Jackson and Henry

and sister Lorraine Gilly of Whitehall, PA.

Services:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 13 at Cathedral St.

Catharine of Siena Church, 18th & Turner Sts., Allentown. A calling hour will be 9:30-10:30 AM at church.

Interment: in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.

Donations: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the William Allen High School Girls Basketball

Team. Checks can be made payable to head coach Brittni Kholi c/o Robert C. Weir Funeral Home, 1802

W. Turner St, Allentown, PA 18104.

Arrangements by the Robert C. Weir Funeral Home, 18th & Turner Sts. Allentown.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Barbara A Mulligan hosted by Robert C Weir Funeral Home.

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