Shirley M. (Hunter) Mullen, 85, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
Daughter of Wesley and Bessie (Frost) Hunter, she was born in Springfield on November 2, 1935. She was a graduate of Springfield Technical High School, then earned a certificate for Human Services from Buckingham High School. Shirley retired after 25 years as a social worker for the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare. She was also employed as a dining service attendant at Springfield College, Chaney Hall, for 15 years up to her passing. Shirley loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed bowling, and listening and dancing to music. Her proudest moments were seeing her children and their children receive academic success. She felt extremely blessed to have watched her 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren grow. She loved to travel, play casino games, watch the news, and sports.
Shirley is pre-deceased by her daughter, Karen Savage and four brothers, Robert Frost, Freddie Hunter, Wesley Hunter, and Jerry Hunter. She is survived by her husband, Donald Mullen Sr.; four children, Lisa Merriweather, Michael Merriweather (Angela), Vanetta Sinclair (Ryan), and Linda Wortham (Edswell); five step-children; two brothers, James (Alberta) Hunter and Louis (Ardella) Hunter; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. A memorial service will be held in her honor on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, Springfield, where she was an active member for many years. The burial will be private, where she will Rest in Peace at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam.
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