On This Date…
Fr. Mullen’s 1965 Graduation Portrait.
On January 29, 2004 Father Timothy Mullen, O.Praem., Archmere’s sixth headmaster, died suddenly in school at age 56. He was graduated from Archmere in 1965. During high school he was manager for the football, basketball, baseball, and track teams; he also wrote for The Green Arch, was in the Chemistry Club, and was an altar server. At graduation he received the Activities Medal. His father was graduated from Archmere in 1939.
Father Mullen served at Archmere from 1981 to 1989 as English teacher, class advisor, and Student Council moderator. He was dean of finance (1993-1996) and headmaster (1997-2004). After the Funeral Mass at Holy Rosary Church in Claymont, Father Mullen was buried at Daylesford Abbey.
Fr. Mullen with students outside St. Norbert’s Hall.
As an Archmere student and later faculty member and administrator Father Mullen was the mustard seed planted in rich soil which sprang up to become the largest of plants, of which Jesus speaks in today’s Gospel (Mark 4:31-32).
– Father McLaughlin