Canaseraga - Ruth J. Mullen, 86, of 9986 County Road 13, passed away peacefully, Friday (August 19, 2016) at home surrounded by her family. Born in Hornell, February 7, 1930, the daughter of Irving L. and Frances (Thomas) DuBois, she was a lifelong area resident. On March 23, 1950 she married Daniel J. Mullen Jr., who predeceased her on July 19, 1991. Ruth was a member of the Larger Parish Church in Canaseraga, a life member of the Canaseraga Fire Department, where she also served as Vice-President for many years, the Canaseraga Legion Auxillary Post #1582, and the Young at Heart Club. She enjoyed the Buffalo Bills, the Game Show Channel, going out to dinner, taking school trips with her beloved grandchildren, of which she enjoyed spending time with. Ruth’s house was always open to her family, and anybody else who needed it. She was a Ma, and grandma to so very many, and will be greatly missed.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, 6 brothers 3 sisters, and a grandson Adam Kenyon.
She is survived by 3 sons Daniel J. (Beverly) Mullen III of Wadsworth, Steven F. (Deborah) Mullen of Canaseraga, John J. (Ann) Mullen of Hornell, 4 daughters Margaret A. Giblin of Bolivar, Cher L. (Robert) Scott of Prattsburgh, Catherine G. (Stephen) Kenyon of Canaseraga, Norma J. (Rickey) Timothy of Dalton, 2 sisters Sylvia (Gary) Mosher of Canaseraga, Bonita (Ernie) House of Bradford, a brother Fred DuBois of Cameron, several grand, great grand and great great grandchildren, 2 special angels Jessica Mullen, and Pastor Jesse Flint, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will be present 4-7p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2016, at the Bender - Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street in Hornell. A Funeral services will be held at the Larger Parish Church in Canaseraga on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Jesse Flint officiating. Burial will follow at Canaseraga Cemetery.
To send a remembrance please visit: www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com.
The family is being assisted by funeral director Chester A. Gosper IV.
Friends may make memorial contributions to: Canaseraga Volunteer Ambulance, or the Larger Parish Church.