Mulvey, Thomas

Blauvelt, NY - Tappan Location

Thomas Mulvey, of Blauvelt, died peacefully on December 1st, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born on September 3rd, 1935 in Lisdromafarna, County Leitrim, Ireland to James and Ellen Mulvey. He emigrated to America with his brother Jim in 1956, seeking to live the American dream. His aunts got him a job at MetLife One Madison and he went to work. In order to expedite his citizenship, he joined the US Army in 1957 and served in Germany.

On August 3rd, 1963, Tom married the love of his life, Mary Jo White and remained happily married for 58 years. Tom had a long and productive career at IBM, where he rose through the ranks as manager and retired in 1992 after 30 years of service.

Tom was active in the local community. He was a dedicated parishioner at St. Catharine’s Church, involved in the early days of the Rockland Gaelic Football Club and was founding member of the Rockland Irish-American Cultural Center in Blauvelt, where he enjoyed dancing and playing 25 with a close group of friends.

Tom is survived by his wife, Mary Mulvey and children Kevin (Kellie) Mulvey of New City, Bernadette (Steve Coyne) of Blauvelt, Kieran (Jennifer) Mulvey of Pearl River.

Tom was a beloved grandfather to: Tim, Brian and Tara Coyne, Martin and Jane Mulvey, Caitlin, Terence, Shane and Fiona Mulvey. Tom was a treasured brother to Maureen, Jim, Rosaleen, Eileen and Leo. Brother-in-law to Chris and Hugh Kelly, Angela and Toddy Lynch, Sean and Eileen White, Dessie White, Gerry White, Jimmie and Helen White. In addition, Tom is survived by many nieces and nephews in the US and Ireland.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 3rd, from 3-7pm at Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 4th, 10 am at St. Catharine’s Church in Blauvelt. Internment will follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Nanuet. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom's memory may be made to Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne NY (

Though we will forever mourn Tom's passing we strive to follow the example that he set.

May he rest in peace.