When I pass on from this world into the next – just kidding there’s nothing after this life – my kids are absolutely allowed to write an obituary like this one, for good ol’ Thomas (Tomm) WJ Mulligan.
Kim Mulligan, 38, and Amy Mulligan-Schiripo, 33, explained to Today that their “father was always a jokester.”
So, a funny and cutting obit after his sudden passing at the age of 68.
The siblings delivered a Friar’s Club-level roasting of dear old dad. The obituary was published in the Nashua Telegraph.
The obit reads…
“Thomas (Tomm) WJ Mulligan of Nashua has passed away at home in his recliner as he had threatened to for years.
He was a kid from Brooklyn who grew up to live the American Dream of marriage, a career, a house in the suburbs and two pain in the ass kids. He attended Bishop Ford High School.
He was a DIYer with no less than five unfinished projects at any time.
Tomm worked in technology at Lahey Clinic for over 20 years where he was clearly indispensable but his exact position remains a mystery. He never missed the opportunity to make an inappropriate joke or take a cigarette break. He was an exceptional office Santa.
His passions included comic books, playing the lotto and making his children uncomfortable. He also really loved cheese.
His love of Doctor Who was only surpassed by his love of not wearing pants at home. He often combined these two interests.
Tomm had spent the last few years lovingly caring for his wife, Iris, who has advanced dementia. He will be remembered by all who knew him, Except Iris of course. Everyone else though.
He is survived by his wife, Iris Mulligan; his favorite daughter Kim Mulligan of L.A.; his other daughter Amy Schiripo and her husband Alex of Dracut; his grandchildren Xander and Alana Schiripo to whom Tomm was devoted; his brother Keith Mulligan and niece Mariah Borthwick of Brooklyn.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 27th at St. Louis de Gonzague Church, 48 West Hollis St., Nashua. Burial will follow in St. Louis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to childsplaycharity.org. To leave an online condolence, story, or message please visit http://ANCTIL-ROCHETTE.com.”
Cancel the cremation. Dad’s already been burned.
Chris Illuminati is a 5-time published author and recovering a**hole who writes about success, fitness, parenting and occasionally pro wrestling. Reach out to him on Instagram & Twitter or email firstname.lastname@example.org.