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Helen Mullen, 98, summer resident for many years

May 24, 2013

Helen Margaret (Cassels) Mullen, 98; formerly of North Attleboro, died on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Morningside Heights Nursing Home in Marshall, Minnesota.

Born in Attleboro, Mass., on April 4, 1915, she was a daughter of the late George Edward and Annie (McWeeney) Cassels. Helen was the wife of the late Thomas G. Mullen to whom she was married at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in North Attleboro and who died in 1978. She remained a resident of North Attleboro until the age of 87 when she relocated to Minnesota to be near her daughter.

An educated woman, she thought education was the pathway to success and she herself obtained a master’s degree in English and Library Science.

Mrs. Mullen was employed by the Town of North Attleboro School Department for more than 50 years prior to her retirement. Through the years, Mrs. Mullen touched the lives of countless children over a span of three generations.

She was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in North Attleboro.

Mrs. Mullen was actively involved in many social organizations benefitting the community: St. Mary’s Guild, The Emblem Club, The Harmonettes, and the Daughters of Isabella. She taught English in San Miguel, Mexico and was a lifelong summer resident of Block Island, Rhode Island, where she worked at the Historical Society, taught at the school and gave tours of both lighthouses. As an avid global traveler, Mrs. Mullen brought to her classroom and her friends and families culture and adventure.

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She leaves two daughters: Virginia McVicker and her husband, William McVicker, of Hartland, Wisconsin; Marguerite Daniels and her husband, Tony Daniels, of Fernandina Beach, Florida; a son: Thomas Mullen and his wife, Helen Mullen, of Fernandina Beach, Florida; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was the sister of the late Raymond Cassels and George Cassels.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the “Memorial Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home — the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 North or South, go right at end of ramp, ¾ mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.

Children’s room available during visitation.

Those in need of transportation to visitation may simply call the funeral home at (508) 695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis local transportation.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the funeral service on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. from the “Memorial Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home — the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, ¾ mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro with the Rev. David A. Costa, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Towne Street, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the North Attleboro Senior Center, 204 Elm Street, North Attleboro, Mass. 02760.

For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200.

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