Ronald M. “Stew” Mulligan of Lowell


Ronald M. “Stew” Mulligan, 63, of Lowell died Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Mass General Hospital in Boston after a brief illness.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Marie Mulligan. He graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1972.

He proudly served with the U.S. Air Force and with the U.S. Navy during the 1970’s.

Ronald retired from the Lowell Post Office in 2009. In his retirement years, he worked at the Rite Aid in Tewksbury.

He enjoyed playing football and was an avid Boston Sports fan, He also participated and operated “Stew’s” fantasy football league for thirty years.

He is survived by his three sons, Shane Mulligan of Dracut, Ryan Plummer of Tewksbury and Kevin Plummer of Lowell; four brothers, John J. and his wife, Sandra Mulligan of Clinton, UT, Kevin B Mulligan of Salt Lake City, UT, Thomas A. and his wife, Diana Mulligan of Plymouth, MA and Wayne A. and his wife, Kelly Mulligan of Nashua, NH; two sisters, Karen and her husband, Ronald Brassard of Nashua, NH and Sharen and her husband, Joseph Valorse of Midlothian, VA; former wives, Sharon Mulligan of Dracut and Michelle Page of Belfast, Ireland; two grandchildren, Ava and Winter Plummer and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Richard V. Mulligan, Edward F. Mulligan, Jr., Grady R. Mulligan, Donald R. Mulligan and Raymond P. Mulligan.

Visiting hours Tues. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Wed. at 10 A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Memorials may be made in his memory to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Burial at a later date in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at


February 6, 2018
3 PM - 7 PM
Dolan Funeral Home


February 7, 2018
10 AM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Sharon Kirwin says:

    My deepest sympathies. So sorry to hear of your brother’s passing, may he rest in eternal peace.

  2. Bob Antonelli says:

    Ronnie,although we lost touch over the past few years I want to thank you for your friendship at that time. I was glad to have helped you find a car and trade sports cards with you. A kind and thoughtful man you were. We laughed and told jokes and shared our heart aches. God Bless you my friend……….

  3. Richard Banville says:

    To Ron Mulligan’s family,
    I worked with Ron since 1987.He was a great fun loving guy and a great worker as well.I will greatly miss him but will always remember him very well .

  4. Isabel Purpura says:

    My condolences on the sad loss of your brother and relative. I am glad that he is he is not suffering. I hope that as the days pass, that these sorrowful days turn into happy memories of the past, and that you find comfort and easiness in the days and times you spent together. I wish you a quiet heart today. God bless.

  5. Sharon Mulligan says:

    Ron. You are in the arms of the angels now,no more pain or suffering. You were taken too soon,Which we all know. May you find comfort now.Forever in my heart. I love you ron.

    Love Sharon

  6. Sharon Milligan says:

    Ron. You are in the arms of the angels now,no more pain or suffering. You were taken too soon
    Which we all know. May you find comfort now.Forever in my heart .Love, Sharon. oon

  7. Kathy Davis says:

    RON, I am very sad you had to leave so suddenly,for all who loved you.You’ve joined five of your brothers & your Mom & Dad, with their open arms.If we all listen carefully, we can hear GRADY singing an Irish song, to welcome you.Your not hurting anymore and finally at peace. God bless you and your large wonderful family, & all your many friends. I will miss you very much.Love, Kathy Davis X O

  8. Ryan Plummer says:

    Ron i love and miss you very much. You came into my life when i was 6 and stood ny me when times were rough. You did a great job raising us. Just look down onall of us and make sure we all do ok. Until we see each otjer again i love you very much.

  9. Kevin Plummer says:

    Ron, you were taken away too soon. I am so glad and proud to have had you in my life. You were nothing but an inspiration of positivity for us. You were always there for me when I needed it. And for that I am forever grateful to have known you. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me. I’m so glad I was able to be there with you the last couple of weeks. You will be forever loved and missed! I Love you Ron

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