On October 26,2022 Martin “Marty” Mulligan, 75, of Naples, FL, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones in the same hospital in which he was born near Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ. He is survived by his loving wife Linda; daughter Amy Hetrick (Mark) and son Marty, Jr.; sisters Patty Waters and Joanie Franklin, brother Don (Mary); and grandchildren Sarah and Henry Hetrick. He was preceded by his parents Helen Johanna Mulligan and Aloysius Alfonsus Mulligan, Jr.
Private funeral services are under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Avenue, Harrison, NJ 07029.
If you would like to send a condolence message to his family, please visit www.mulliganfh.com
Marty grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and spent his summers in Avon where he worked as a lifeguard as a young adult. He attended St. Mary Magdalene School, Brandywine High School, Villanova University, and the University of Delaware. As a young boy Marty developed two passions that continued until the day of his death, golf and fishing. Marty was grateful that his son Marty and grandson Henry both shared these two loves.
Those who knew him, knew him as a risk taker till the end and as a man who never took no for an answer. His legacy is the Cashelmara Inn in Avon which he purchased in 1984 and is still their family run business today. Marty and Linda had a gift for renovating homes and furnishing them with great finds from Naples, FL to Avon. He always loved giving tours of their finished homes and telling stories of the “fabulous” deals they had found.
Marty was a generous man with an infectious laugh, a kind heart, and was a story teller like no other. He was known to embellish a thing or two along the way and all who knew him would roll their eyes and smile. His free time was spent fishing, chipping and putting golf balls, texting with his granddaughter Sarah while they were watching Duke Basketball, and watching music documentaries with his daughter, Amy. He was most at home on the beach in Avon with family and friends. Marty could grill a mean steak and loved sneaking treats to his beloved dogs behind Linda’s back.
The world has lost a one of a kind soul. Heaven is going to have some mighty fine tomato plants next season.
In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests donations in his memory to Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue, 60 Vera Cruz Rd, Reinholds, PA 17569, https://dvgrr.org/ in loving memory of Marty.