Philip J. Mullane

Philip Mullane WATERVILLE – Philip J. Mullane, 87, of Waterville passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Maine General Medical Center. He was born in Lancaster, PA on December 31, 1927, the son of Leo J. and Orpha V. (Stump) Mullane.

Phil was educated in Pennsylvania before moving to Camden, New Jersey where he graduated from Camden Catholic High School with the class of 1946. He then went on to join the United States Marine Corps on June 17, 1946 and was Honorably Discharged on January 16, 1948. Upon his discharge, Phil attended Thomas College for two years. He then began work for Warren Bros. in Syracuse, NY as a Field Accountant. He later returned to Maine and went to work for Keyes Fibre for 34 years until his retirement in 1989. During that time he met his future wife, Elaine Smith, and they were married on July 6, 1968 at Sacred Heart Parish in Waterville.

Phil was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 132 in Richmond. He was very devoted to his Faith and his family. Phil, along with his wife and son, enjoyed several vacations to various historical landmarks such as Gettysburg and Valley Forge in Pennsylvania, as well as Saratoga and Fort Ticonderoga in New York State. Phil was an avid reader and always enjoyed literature on Military History.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 34 years, Elaine (Smith) Mullane, a sister Elizabeth Poulin, a brother Leo J. Mullane Jr., and brother-in-law LeRoy Smith.

He is survived by his son, Daniel P. Mullane of Hallowell; a niece, Mary Margaret Poulin of Los Angeles, CA; a sister-in-law, Pauline Bodge of W. Gardiner; brothers-in-law Reginald Smith, and Leland Smith and his wife Connie of Richmond; and several grand nieces and nephews, all of California.

The family would like to extend a special Thank You to all of the Doctors and Nurses in charge of Phil’s final care at Maine General Medical Center for the exceptional care he was provided.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Phil’s memory to Disabled American Veterans at

A time of visitation will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., in Richmond. A Funeral Mass will be held the following day, Saturday January 24, at 1pm at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Richmond with Fr. Normand Carpentier officiating.   Interment will take place in the Spring at Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond.