1938 - 2021
MULLIGAN - Robert J., of New Hyde Park, NY on June 10, 2021. Loving husband of the late Helen J. Mulligan. Beloved father of John (Marie) Mulligan, Patti (Alex) Neda, and Ann Marie (Edward) Stoiber. Cherished grandpa of Caitlin, Breanna, Robbie, Brenden, and Jack. Robert was born on June 8, 1938 in Queens, New York to Teresa Mulligan (nee Hildenbrand) and Harold Mulligan. He attended Resurrection Ascension Catholic Academy in Rego Park, NY and Brooklyn Technical High School. He went on to study Criminal Justice at John Jay College and New York Institute of Technology in New York, NY. Robert served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Pocono amphibious command ship from 1957 to 1959 in the Combat Information Center (CIC) and as a Radarman in Operations Intelligence (OI) where he operated and maintained radar, navigation and communications equipment. He completed two transatlantic tours of duty and served in Beirut, Lebanon and Korea. After his military service, Robert joined the New York City Police Department (NYPD) as a patrolman and worked in several precincts around New York City, including the 44th Precinct in The Bronx. He was elected Police Benevolent Association Delegate. He rose to the ranks of Detective and Sergeant in the Organized Crime Control Bureau (OCCB) in Manhattan. After retiring from the NYPD, he worked as a Security Officer at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. He was an avid swimmer, swimming a mile per day and working out at the gym daily. He served at the Town of North Hempstead Physical Activities Center's Pool Advisory Committee. Robert most recently worked as a Volunteer Tour Guide on the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan where he enjoyed meeting tourists from all over the world. He was usually explaining operations in the ship’s Command Center, known on aircraft carriers as “The Bridge” of the ship, and was placed there due to his Navy experience. He answered many questions and spoke of his personal experiences working at sea in the Navy.
Robert enjoyed many activities with his family and enjoyed celebrating holidays and birthdays. He loved taking his grandchildren to the Bronx Zoo, on fishing trips, the pool, beach and attending their sporting events. He is remembered for his kind generosity, dedication to service, and fun loving nature.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Children's Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Sergeants Benevolent Association.
Sunday, June 13
2:00 - 4:30 PM & 7:00 - 9:30 PM
New Hyde Park Funeral Home
506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
Monday, June 14
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church
45 Mayfair Road, New Hyde Park, NY
St. John Cemetery
80-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY