Patricia “Patti” Mulligan, 59, passed away October 8, 2019, peacefully, with her children by her side after a fierce battle with cancer in Jacksonville, FL. She was born to the late Thomas E. and Catherine P. Mulligan in Sharon, PA in January of 1960.
First and foremost, Patti was a dedicated mother and Nana, the staunchest of advocates for her children and grandchildren. Her love and fierce protectiveness extended to all children, and is well-known and beloved to many in the community for her strong involvement and dedication to Someplace Safe, a battered women’s shelter in OH, Guardian Ad Litem, and BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse, Seven Bridges Chapter, Jacksonville, FL).
Patti embodied the mantra, “Service Above Self’ with her servant’s heart. She was a charter member of the Rotary of Northeast Florida and served as a Board Member and Officer of Communities in Schools of Northeast Florida. She used her time and considerable talent to organize countless fundraisers and events to benefit everyone from disadvantaged youths to senior citizens.
Her community service did not end there, as she was also well-known throughout the propane industry as well. During her career that started at Wilford Propane, then to her own Mulligan Propane, and finally to Sams Gas, Patti was a member of the Florida Propane Gas Association Board of Directors and led the Marketing and Autogas Committee as Chair for many years, and was directly appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture to the Florida Propane Education and Research Council.
Patti is survived by her children, Christopher Wilford (Malinda), Kyle Wilford (Eva), and Bonni Wilford (Bryan Haber); grandchildren, Jarrett, Thomas, Aiden, Ava, Sean, Ania, Christopher, Tyler, Ireland, Jonathan, Perrin, and Abel; and siblings, Michelle Sakony (Michael), Julie Farmartino, Kathy Smith, Tom Mulligan (Leslie), Tim Mulligan (Nancy), Terry Mulligan (Ann), and Shawn Mulligan (Vicky).
A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:30 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 245 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, with a reception to follow.
The family would like to express our most sincere gratitude to Dr. Tun, Tammy, and the rest of the nurses and staff of 3 North at the Mayo Clinic for their unwavering kindness, love, and support shown to Patti throughout her illness. They would also like to encourage everyone to sign up with www.bethematch.org, the national registry for bone marrow transplant donors, so that others may have a chance to beat their own hematological diseases and have more time with their families.
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