Dr. Annemarie Ellen Walsh-Mullen went to her eternal rest on July 2, 2019. She was a long-time resident of the Mountainhome community. She was born in Brooklyn, NY 12/4/1936 to an Irish Catholic family. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph convent at 18 where she taught in Brooklyn and Queens. She pursued her own intellect growth by receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from St. Francis College, and her Masters of Teaching Science from Purdue University. After 25 years as a nun, she left the convent to attain her PhD in Bio-Organic Chemistry from NYU. She did her Post-Doctoral work in Virology at the University of Michigan. She returned to Brooklyn, to marry Hugh Mullen a widower and father of eight children. She joined the research team of Dr. Jan Breslow in Rockefeller University and their work on understanding heart disease and transgenics. She published many scientific articles and lectured worldwide.
After two heart bypass surgeries she retired and began her life as a snow bird: Mountainhome in the Spring-Summer and St. Petersburg,FL in the Fall-Winter. She devoted her time to her family and friends and rescuing Brussels Griffon dogs.
She is survived by her brother, Dr. James Walsh and sister-in-laws, Ann and Eileen, her eight step- children and their families and her nieces and nephew and their families. She was lovingly called, Grannie Annie by her 21 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
To honor her memory, please make donations in her name to The American Heart Association or to the National Brussels Griffon Rescue at https://www.brusselsgriffonrescue.org/paypal-donations.html or send a check to NBGR c/o Vicki O’Neill 142 East Cross Road, New Canaan, CT 06840.
Her kind warmth, generosity of spirit and thoughtfulness is sorely missed, but her loving memory is with us always.
Respectfully submitted by her daughter, Deborah Mullen-Prevot