John P. Mullin Jr. of Abington passed away peacefully on October 31, 2022, at the age of 80. John was born and raised in Wollaston, Mattapan and Hyde Park graduating from Hyde Park High School in 1961. After graduation John joined the United States Army and served his country proudly and honorably. Once his military service was complete, he worked as a journeyman pipefitter Local 537 before joining the Weymouth Fire Department until his retirement.
John was an outdoorsman and enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hunting in Maine, and fishing wherever he could find water. In his earlier years John played hockey, football and track and field in Hyde Park. Later he enjoyed coaching and watching sports, especially his beloved Boston Red Sox. He was heavily involved with the boys’ and girls’ baseball and basketball teams in Weymouth. John was a devoted member to his community. He was a part of the Boston Gaelic Fire Brigade, Boston Fire Motorcycling, The Mystery Riders, Manomet with his good friend Jack Murphy, and The Italian American Bowling League in Mattapan. John was also a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus 5027 S. Weymouth and was a life member of the Polish American Club in Hyde Park. John was a true gift to his family, friends, and community. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
John was the cherished son of the late John "Jack" Mullin and Olive M. Mullin. He was the loving father of the late Jennifer Mullin and Joseph E. Mullin of TX. John was predeceased by his siblings Ann Marie Mullin and Joseph Mullin and was also the brother of Bill Mullin of Foxboro. John also leaves behind his long-time companion Patricia Gustafson of Scituate.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation for John on Sunday, November 6, 2022, from 2-6pm in the C.C. Shepherd Funeral Home (134 Pleasant St. Weymouth, Columbian Sq.). A funeral mass will take place at the St. Francis Xavier Church on Monday, November 7, 2022, at 1pm. A burial will take place at a later date at the Massachusetts National Cemetery. Donations in John's memory may be made to The Greater Boston Food Bank.