Marie A. Mulligan, age 51 of Waterford, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 9, 2010 at Saint Vincent Health Center. She was born December 29, 1958, the daughter of the late Ralph and Doris Ruckman Miller.

Mulligan, Marie A.Marie was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She married John Mulligan on February 14, 1981, and together they would have celebrated their thirtieth wedding anniversary this Valentines Day.

Marie was employed with Gordon Food Services and she had previously worked at Saint Vincent Health Center in the Intensive Care Unit as a Certified Nurses’ Aid. She loved to read, work on her flower and herb beds, sit outside during thunderstorms, and she especially enjoyed the Sunday afternoons she spent with her husband. Most of all, Marie loved being around her growing family. She loved being a mother, and she especially loved being a grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Marie is survived by her loving husband, John, of Waterford, and their four children: Rachel Oberlander and her fianc??? Pete Petrone of Waterford, Diana Mulligan of Waterford, Robert Mulligan and his wife Heather of Edinboro, and Rebecca Armagost and her husband James of Waterford. She is also survived by six beautiful grandchildren: Kristina Oberlander, Daniel Mulligan, Alexander Oberlander, Martin Oberlander, Bryce Mulligan, and Seth Mulligan; two brothers, Frances Miller and wife Nancy, and William Miller and wife Lorna, all of Union City; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Cyndi Mulligan; her mother-in-law, Marion Mulligan of Erie; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Diane Winklebauer and Susan Dumas, and her brother, Samuel Miller.

Friends may attend services at the Van Matre Funeral Home of Waterford, 105 Walnut Street, on Friday evening from 6:00pm until 9:00pm with a prayer service taking place at 8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that a donation be made in Marie’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.