Brian Joseph Mullin, Esq., 54, of Westborough, MA passed away of natural causes unexpectedly on Sunday, September 19, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Jessica A. (Wright) Mullin and the devoted father to three sons; Samuel A. Mullin, Matthew W. Mullin and Jacob W. Mullin. Born in Warwick, RI, he was the son of Elizabeth A. (Harson) Mullin of Bellingham, MA and the late John J. Mullin, Jr. of West Barnstable, MA, the brother of Col. Christopher J. Mullin, USMC (Ret.) of Bernhards Bay, NY; LtCol. John A. Mullin, USMC (Ret.) of Rocklin, CA and the late Sgt. Stephen J. Mullin, USMCR of Huntington Beach, CA.
Raised and educated in Franklin, MA. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1985. Immediately following graduation, he joined United States Marine Corps serving four years on active duty. Designated an Infantryman upon completion of Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC; his service included deployments to Thailand, Honduras and, after selection and training as a Marine Security Guard, to Sigonella, Sicily. Honorably Discharged with the rank of Lance Corporal in 1989, he returned home to attend college.
While pursuing his undergraduate degree at Salem State College he continued his military service, joining the United States Army Reserve, ultimately achieving the rank of Master Sergeant and retiring with twenty years of service in 2005. Highlights from his Army career, include designation as Airborne Qualified, Master Fitness Instructor as well as a Drill Sergeant Instructor, achieving recognition as the 76th Division (IT) Drill Sergeant of the Year, and Drill Sergeant of the Year runner-up for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, representing the entire service.
He earned his BA in Criminal Justice, magna cum laude, from Salem State University in 1993. After receiving his undergraduate degree he embarked upon a career in Human Resource Management and continued to pursue his education, earning a Master of Public Administration Degree from Clark University in 1998, and his Juris Doctor (Law) Degree, magna cum laude, from Suffolk University in 2004.
He became a member the Massachusetts Bar in 2004 and the United States District Court of Massachusetts in 2006, specializing in Labor and Employment and Higher Education Law; ultimately joining the firm of Bowditch and Dewey in Worcester, MA in 2009. He continued to excel in his legal practice over the succeeding 12 years, achieving the position of Capital Partner. In conjunction with his work at the firm, he generously volunteered his time to provide Pro Bono legal representation for Disabled Veterans. As a recognized and respected expert in his areas of specialization, Labor and Employment and Higher Education Law, he was a highly sought after and popular speaker on issues affecting these extremely complex and rapidly evolving areas of the law.
Brian’s greatest pleasure in life was spending time with his family. His pride in each of boys was readily apparent and he fully committed himself to their growth and development. As a mentor, cheerleader and role model, he delighted in watching them develop their individual interests. Whether spending time with Matthew in the gym, cheering Sam at his swim meets or attending Jacob’s theater performances he was a persistent advocate for their dreams and aspirations. The fierce pride he took in all of their accomplishments was shared and magnified with his wife and best friend, Jessica. His most cherished moments were those spent with her, in front of the fire, enjoying a much anticipated and well-deserved glass of Glenlivet in quiet and appreciative reflection at the conclusion of another fulsome day spent with his family.
Calling hours will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at the Pickering & Son Funeral Home, 62 W. Main St., Westborough, MA.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, September, 27th 2021 at 10:30 AM at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 W. Main St., Westborough, MA. Final Committal Service with Military Honors, will follow immediately at Pine Grove Cemetery, 106 South St., Westborough, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Brian J. Mullin Children’s Educational Fund to support the future education costs of Brian’s three sons. Donations may be sent to the Fund care of Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, 311 Main Street, P.O. Box 15156, Worcester, MA. 01615 or via the following site https://gofund.me/3ae6bb15