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Matthew Mulligan
  • May 07, 1961
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  • March 30, 2021

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With profound sadness, we announce the passing of our loving father, brother, and friend Matthew Craig Mulligan Sr., also known as Craig, 59, of North Port Florida on March 30th, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his friends and loved ones at the time of his passing.

He was born on May 7th, 1961 in Sleepy Hollow, New York to his late Mother Beatrice Hazel Mulligan, and late father James Edward Mulligan.

Craig is survived by his two sons Ashton Mulligan and Matthew Mulligan Jr., Matthew Jr.’s partner Rachel Burnham, his brother James E Mulligan III, his wife Nancy, and sons James and Mark.

Some of Craig’s passions were music, plants, and animals. Craig taught and performed piano, and worked as a critic for a songwriting association in Connecticut. Craig also worked as a caretaker for plants as well as exotic animals. He was most proud of the plants he hybridized, his educational animal shows, and his contributions to songwriters.

In his free time, Craig enjoyed listening to music, tending to his many plants, watching horror movies, eating cheesecake, and spending time with family. He had a great love for animals, he would save any animal that needed it, whether it be on the side of the road or from a shelter. Craig found peace in taking care of and being surrounded by all his animals. He was also an active member and volunteer at his local church until his illness prevented it.

Family, friends, and others whose lives Craig touched are invited to Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home at 1100 El Jobean Rd Suite 104, Port Charlotte Florida, where visiting hours will be held from 2-4 pm on Saturday, April, 10th 2021. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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  1. Mike Ecsedy says:
    31 Mar 2022
    I am so sad to see this! I just wrote Craig a letter (I'm spending some of my semi-retirement snooping around the Internet and looking up old friends) and then when I went to look up his address I came upon this! I was a pest in my teenage years that hung around the Mulligan family because they loved and ministered to the quirky kids like me. Craig certainly did love animals even from his youth -- I remember him scouting out a turtle in Canoe Brook Lake up here (I see that someone referred to a tortoise below!). I suspect Craig lived the kind of life that compels the Lord to have said "Well done, good and faithful servant" when he went to glory. Grace and peace, Mike Ecsedy, Brookfield CT

  2. Rose lit a candle:
    08 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 8, 2021 at 4:40:31 PM

  3. Rose says:
    08 Apr 2021
    I miss talking to u about the boys and enjoying the dumb things we all did as a family!but everytime I see an tortoise,or a plant you had i will remember you !I will be there for or boys till I can no longer !Hope you are enjoying all the plants and different animals we never encountered, up there with your mom and dad!

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