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CHARLOTTE - Christopher Joseph Mulcahy Sr., 87, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016 at Calais Regional Hospital. Chris was born in the Bronx in New York City on August 15, 1928, son of the late Francis and Margaret (O'Connell) Mulcahy.

He attended school at Cardinal Hayes High School and left at the age of 17 to enlist in the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII. Following his service, he returned to New York and earned his Bachelor's degree from Long Island University. On June 11, 1966, he married his love, Frances Snitko in Brookhaven, NY. Chris worked for the VA and later for the Division of Parole as a Parole Officer with Rikers Island. He returned to Long Island University, earning his Master's degree in Criminal Justice, and served as an Adjunct Professor until his retirement in 1972. In 1987 Chris and his wife moved to Charlotte and wintered in Port Charlotte, FL. In 2007, he was proud to release a book he written, Rikers Island: Cellblocks of Crime, about his time working at Rikers Island.

He was a devoted member of the V.F.W. in New York, serving as Post Commander, County Commander, and in 1986 New York State Commander, Ralph A. Ray Post #558 V.F.W. in Eastport, and Fred Mitchell Post #11 American Legion in Eastport. Chris also served as President of Long Island National Cemetery Committee in Pinelawn, NY and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #11483 in Port Charlotte, FL, and South Side Lodge No. 493 A.F. & A.M. in Patchogue, NY.

In addition to his parents, Chris was predeceased by his daughter Kathleen White; and two sons, Brian Mulcahy and Christopher Mulcahy Jr. Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Frances Mulcahy of Charlotte; a son Kevin Mulcahy of New York, NY; sister Kathleen Ryan of Bayshore, NY; brother Thomas Mulcahy and wife Joyce of Fredericksburg, VA; sister-in-law Helen North and husband Peter of NY; three nieces, Kathleen, Dierdre and Nicole; three nephews, Thomas, Desmond and Leonard; and special friends Donald and Coralie Clark of Charlotte, Michelle Morin, Nicole Nemecek, Rhonda Kilton and Savanna Bailey.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Kevin J. Martin, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at St. John R.C. Church in Pembroke. Burial with military honors will follow in Round Pond Cemetery, Charlotte. Donations in Chris's memory may be made to Charlotte Volunteer Fire Department, 1029 Ayers Jct. Rd., Charlotte, ME 04666 or St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, 17 Calais Ave., Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com
Published on  June 6, 2016
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