Charlie Mullen was called away to the heavenly baseball hall of fame on December 1st after a lengthy decline caused by Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, a disease that claimed the lives of two of his brothers. He died at home on his own terms in his chair, as he wanted.
Charlie was born on August 9, 1954, and grew up in the wilds of West Gloucester. He spent his summers as a child playing baseball and swimming in Little River with his brothers and the West Gloucester Crew from sunup till sundown and pitched a perfect game for his Babe Ruth Team. Charlie loved muscle cars. He parted with his Green 73 Dodge Charger just a few weeks before he left us. Charlie was grateful and proud of his thirty-five years of sobriety, which led to many friendships.
Charlie began working as a longshoreman (lumper) alongside his father and his brothers around the age of 16 and up until his disease retired him at the end of 2020. He also owned a small landscaping business with his daughter Sara. He enjoyed walking the boulevard with his beloved dogs, swimming on Pavilion Beach, and working in his garden, Charlie and his partner Andrea enjoyed long rides around the back shore and visits to Todd’s Farm on Sunday mornings.
Charlie was pre-deceased by his parents Henry and Miriam (Mattson) Mullen, his brothers Matt, Pat, John, and his sister Ann. He is survived by his long-term partner, Andrea Ramos and her sons Ron and Peter Ramos of Manchester-by-the-Sea, his daughter Sara Mullen, her partner Michael McLaughlin and their boys, Logan, Hunter, and Winter, his granddaughter Ariana (Mullen) Scola, his brother Peter all of Gloucester.
His family extends their gratitude to the many friends and relatives who visited or lent a helping hand and especially to Eddie Parnell whose daily caregiving allowed Charlie to stay in his home till the very end.
A graveside funeral service will be held at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, 128 Pine Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, on Friday, December 8th at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester, on Thursday, December 7th from 4 to 7 p.m.