Reed S. Mullins

On January 19,2014 Salem resident Reed S. Mullins, age 58, formerly of Chelsea, passed away peacefully in Danvers, MA with his sister Florence and her husband Jay by his side. He was the son of Lorraine Mullins Gallo of Port Charlotte, FL and the late George F. Mullins of Chelsea, MA and Richmond Hill, NY. He also leaves his seven siblings; Lynn Ann Mullins of Port Charlotte, FL, Frank Mullins of Saugus, MA, Ronda Ponte of Port St John, FL, Lori Tivay of Revere, MA, Robert Mullins of Peabody, MA, Florence Repecko of Concord, NH and Nancy Tomasik of Port Charlotte, FL. He was brother to his twin, the late George J. Mullins of Chelsea. He was father to the late Ralph DiZoglio of East Boston, MA. He also leaves his special dear friend, Debbie Farnham of Salem and many aunts, uncles, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Reed was born and raised in Chelsea and attended schools there. As a teen he worked as an order boy at the longtime family store Gallo’s Market in Chelsea. Besides other jobs, he worked at the Salvation Army Store in Saugus, MA and was also employed for several years at Bally’s Health Club. He was loved and respected by patrons and co-workers alike. He will be fondly remembered for his mischievous sense of humor and love for his animals, especially his dog Bruno and his cat Little Salem. Besides animals, he loved growing plants, bowling, playing cards and bike rides with Debby to area beaches. He will be missed by all. There will be a memorial service on April 11 at 11:30 A.M at the Glenwood Cemetery, Everett, MA. Detailed information will be announced at a later date.


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  1. Kim Meyer on January 22, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Rest in Peace Dear Cousin, you will fondly be remembered for all our childhood excursions and get-togethers. I wish we had got to visit more often in our latter years than we did. You are gone but never forgotton Reed. Say Hi to Kit and Uncle Mickey and Jesse for me. Love your cousin Kim from Florida <3

  2. Rosanne (Marco) Di Mare on January 22, 2014 at 1:53 am

    It will be the little things that you will remember, the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter, and although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memories of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again. Our deepest condolences, The Marco family.

  3. Nancy Tomasik on January 22, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Though my brother Reed wasn’t a part of my adult life, I am so proud to know he turned his life around. My favorite memory of him is, He always wanted to make me laugh, either by saying something funny or tickling me. I will always remember that. He will forever be in our Hearts and in our Thoughts, Rest In Peace Reed. Love, Nancy, Stanley, Michael, Christopher Tomasik

  4. Kathy Galloway on January 22, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    To All the Mullins Family;
    My sympathy and condolences. I too will always remember Reeds laugh. It was infectious. I’ll always remember our special weeks together. It seemed growing up almost annually or maybe more, all us cousins would get together. It was almost like going to summer camp with our 4 and your 8 kids. We had to much fun on our visits. Reed was the only one, once he was old enough to drive that would make the impromptu trip from Chelsea to Lowell just to say, Hey. So sad how we all drifted apart in our adult lives. To you, Debbie, thank you being there with Reed and sharing your lives together. I am sure you will miss him the most. I pray our Father, Lord and Savior will be with you all during this time of mourning. Take time to remember Reed. When you think of him, may the spirit always warm your heart and bring a smile to your face. He was always a happy one. Rest in Peace, cousin. We’ll meet again someday on the other side of Glory… Love Cousin Kathy Galloway, Gerry, Beau, Jake and Danielle.

  5. Annette McDermott on January 22, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Reed (my Butchie) 37 years of my life you have always loved me and I will always be thankful for that. I know you are now with our son, Ralphie and at peace. Please hold him tight and tell him how much I love and miss him. You were the only man that I truly loved. I am going to miss you babe so much. Love, always and forever, Annette

  6. Theresa Tomasik on January 23, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Dearest Lorraine,Nancy and all of Reed’s sisters and brothers Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved son and brother With Love and sympathy Theresa and Rick

  7. Kim Meyer on January 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Just a test to see if Picture Links work here Really wanted to share a photo memory for my cousin RIP Cousin Reed

  8. Kim Meyer on January 27, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Wanted to share the rest of the family photos from pics that Nancy sent me, and Kathy converted. I hope this works! Love you dear Cousin Reed R.I.P. my dear one Click here:

  9. Kim Meyer on January 27, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Here is a revised link which should work better for the photos, I do have a limit on my bandwidth for daily views due to the free plan I’m on so if I have exceeded my daily limit, please try again tomorrow

  10. Deborah Walker on January 30, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    I was so sad to read about the passing of your brother Reed. The last time I saw him was just a couple of years ago at the MGH and when we started talking it was like being kids again at Clinton Street!!!! He saw my Lynne and thought he was gonna faint cause she was 40 then and the last time he has seen her she was 10. When I think about Reed my memories will always be about Clinton Court, swimming in the Creek on hot Summer days, playing basketball in the basketball court next to Mr. Nardizzi’s house. And then having Mr. Nardizzi yell at us cause we were making too much noise!!!!! I will remember his smile, his laugh and best of all his jokes and his humor!!!! When I think about Reed I will always smile because that just what he made us all do!!! To all of his brothers and sisters and to his Mom I just want to say that I am hugging each and everyone of you and letting you know that it was an HONOR to have been a friend and to have known your entire family and especially Reed. Please accept my condolences from the heart. your friend always, Deborah Walker

  11. Patty (Clark) Lamarre on January 30, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Dear Lorraine, Lynn, Frankie, Ronda, Lori, Florence, Robert and Nancy,

    I was so sorry to hear of Reed’s passing. The Clarks and the Mullins were always so close growing up living in the same Clinton Court Building #3. I have so many fond memories of Reed and your entire family. We may not have been rich with money and luxury, but we were rich with more important things like friendship. We all had such a good time growing up in the projects.

    My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you during this difficult time. God bless all of you.

    With love and deepest sympathy,

    Party (Clark) Lamarre
    North Reading, MA

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