Peter R. Mullen, 70

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PORTLAND — Peter Randall Mullen, 70, died July 7 in Portland.

Born Oct. 21, 1944, the only son of Harold and Leonora (Newbert) Mullen, Peter attended Greely High School in Cumberland. Honest and hard-working, he was employed in farming, construction and shoe manufacturing with companies such as Etheridge Foundry and H.F. Farnum. He also worked as a foreman at American Building Products.

He married Patricia Cunningham on Nov. 26, 1986. The couple made their home in Cumberland, where he raised his son from a previous marriage and cared for his mother until her death.

A carpenter, electrician and mechanic, Mullen loved working with his hands, and could repair virtually anything. He also  enjoyed tending his vegetable garden, fruit trees and vineyards. He loved his country and country music, and was an avid fan of the Boston Celtics and the Red Sox.

In 1999, Mullen was struck with polymyositis, a rare, disabling muscle disease. In 2012, he suffered a stroke. After receiving treatment at Maine Medical Center, he spent time in New England Rehabilitation Hospital, Brentwood Center and Coastal Manor in Yarmouth.

Mullen was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Patricia E. Mullen, and his son, Peter R. Mullen II.

Honoring his request, there will be a cremation with no funeral service. A celebration of Mullen’s life was scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, from 5-7 p.m., at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.

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