Phyllis M. Mulkern

Phyllis M. Mulkern (Connelly) of Milton, died at home surrounded by her family on August 11, 2017 at the age of 93.   Beloved  wife of the late Paul V. Mulkern.  Loving mother of Paul V. Mulkern, Jr. and his wife Diane of Milton, Virginia Mulkern and her husband John Oldham of Old Fort, North Carolina, Elizabeth Coghlan and her husband Robert of Milton, John Mulkern and his husband John Lee of New York City, Anne Mulkern and her partner Michael Emerick of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Joseph Mulkern and his wife Paula of Marshfield.  Cherished grandmother of Jamie Feather, Michael Oldham, Nicole Mulkern, Lucas Mulkern, Alexandra Mulkern,   Elizabeth Raines,  Sam Raines,  Victoria Mulkern and Brian Coghlan.

Phyllis was born in Boston and grew up in Dorchester and South Boston.  She was a graduate of Girls Latin High School and Emmanuel College in Boston where she majored in math.   Phyllis was a devoted parishioner of Saint Elizabeth Church in Milton.  She enjoyed volunteering her time at the Carney Hospital.  She was a member of the Amateur Women’s Garden Club of Milton and the Saint Agatha Bowling Club.  Phyllis loved to spend time at Castle Island in South Boston, but her greatest   love was for her family who were the cornerstone of her life.  She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11:30am in Saint Elizabeth Church, Milton.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to the visiting hours on Wednesday prior to the Mass at the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, Milton Village, Milton 9:30am- 11:00am.  Interment   in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.  In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (  See for online condolences and directions.