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Mary Muldoon

Loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend;

Mary (Vulgaropulos) Muldoon, 72, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, passed away peacefully at D’Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell on Saturday July 31, 2021 with family by her side.

She was the beloved wife of the late James M. Muldoon who died January 23, 2018.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 28, 1948, the daughter of the late Peter and the late Helen (Sakellarios) Vulgaropulos, Mary attended the Hellenic Academy in Lowell and was a graduate of Andover High School.

She went on to attend U/Lowell where she attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and later her Masters in Education from Northeastern University.

Mary, along with her husband Jim and brother-in-law Arthur owned and operated Muldoon Brothers in Lowell for many years where she served as office manager.

Active in the community, over the years Mary was a staunch supporter and volunteer for Girls. Inc. and was active with the Academy of Notre Dame and The Pike School with their Parent Teacher Associations.

Mary is survived by her son James P. Muldoon and his wife Jennifer Coghlan of Rockville Center, NY; two daughters Elena M, Muldoon and her husband Gilbert A. Flores of Brooklyn, NY and Mary D. Bellerose and her husband Daniel of Newburyport; seven grandchildren Sarah, Isabel, Danny, Jack, Andrew, James and Layla; a sister Denise Papanastassiou and her husband Petros of Dracut; a brother Spyro Vulgaropulos and his wife Jan of Cary, NC; her brother-in-law Arthur R. Muldoon and Susan Francisco of Dunstable; a sister-in-law Barbara M. Doherty and her husband Lawrence of Exeter, NH; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Among the cousins, Mary had a loving and special bond with Steven, Daniela and Alethia Papanastassiou of Lowell.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mary’s Funeral Service to be held on Thursday August 5, 2021 at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY in LOWELL at 11 o’clock followed by her burial at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation (For Parkinson’s Disease) P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (4)
  • Phyllis George Elias  - Class mate from Bartlett school
    My deepest sympathies to Mary’s friend. Phyllis George Elias
  • Joyce Kessaris Limberopoulos  - Loving Condolences to Mary's Family
    I haven't seen Mary in some time but have thought of her often. I regret not knowing of her illness. Mary and I attended Greek School and remained friends for many years after. May you rest in peace my dear friend. May your beautiful family forever keep you in their hearts. Sincerely, Joyce Kessaris Limberopoulos
  • Pat and Bill Nickles & Ruth Sa  - Our Condolences
    We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to the Muldoon family Mary will always be remembered as our longtime Rindo Park Dr. neighbor. A lovely lady who will be greatly missed. Sincerely, The Nickles and Santos families
  • Peggy Lorrey Hassett  - With Deep Sympathy
    My deepest sympathy to the Muldoon and Vulgaropulos Families. Mary was a lovely lady, filled with love and compassion for all. May your cherished memories along with the love of caring family and friends soften your sadness and bring peace to your grieving heart.
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