Joseph “Jay” Mullan
Date of Passing:
Mullan, Joseph “Jay”, 72, of Samoset Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully on November 15, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Gail L. (Carter) Mullan.
Born in Worcester, MA, a son of the late Joseph J. and Anne Marie (Bolack) Mullan, he lived in Barrington for 38 years.
Jay was an Emmy Award winning television director with over 55 years of experience. In 1979 after a successful career in local television and freelancing for major networks, he became one of the first directors to join the staff at ESPN. While at ESPN he directed hundreds of programs covering dozens of sports. Among the major sports directed for ESPN are NBA Basketball, Boxing, PGA Golf, Auto Racing, CFA Football, X-Games, NHL Hockey and Tennis. He also directed Ice Skating for ABC and live event coverage of three Olympic Games.
Mr. Mullan was a member of the Director’s Guild. He enjoyed boating and fishing.
Besides his wife of forty seven years, he is survived by two sons, Matthew J. Mullan of Newport and Key West, FL and Andrew C. Mullan of Barrington; two sisters, Joanne Clarke of Westbrook, CT and Maureen Thompson of Old Lyme, CT; two brothers, Mark Mullan of Springfield, MA and Michael Mullan of Old Saybrook, CT and several nieces and nephews.
His Funeral service will be held on Monday November 21, 2022 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington.
Calling hours are Monday morning from 10-11 a.m. Flowers respectfully omitted. Contributions in Joseph’s memory to CURE Epilepsy, P.O Box 10572, Chicago, IL 60610 would be deeply appreciated.