James Mullarkey

James M. "Jay" Mullarkey

Wednesday, August 4th, 1965 - Monday, April 6th, 2020
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James M. "Jay" Mullarkey, 54, of Hartford passed away April 6, 2020. He was born in Hartford on August 4, 1965, son of E. Joseph and Mary (Sayers) Mullarkey. He was raised in Wethersfield. Jay graduated from South Catholic High School, where he was its class President in 1982, and Western New England University. Jay was a longtime employee of TicketNetwork and most recently was a founding partner of Simple Strategic Solutions. He was a member of the Hartford Golf Club and the Irish American Home Society. Jay was the Co-Chairman of the Hartford Committee for the St. Patrick's Day Parade and was the parade’s 2017 Deputy Marshall. Jay was also active with many local political and charitable organizations including Foodshare of Greater Hartford, The House of Bread, The Friends of Mark Twain, The Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation and The Open Hearth. He was also an Executive Board member of The Hartford Democratic Town Committee. Jay had a love for the city of Hartford and supported many social and political initiatives. If it had to do with Hartford, Jay was always just a phone call away. He was an avid golfer, skier and recently learned to fly fish. Jay’s life revolved around helping others especially those down on their luck and he believed in giving people second chances. Jay had a gregarious and infectious personality that could light up any room he entered with his big Irish smile. Whether you were a millionaire or only had two nickels to your name, Jay treated you the same, with respect and dignity. If you met Jay once, you knew him forever. He was truly a special person with a big heart which was evident to anyone who met him and was blessed to be part of his world. Jay will be missed by all who knew him. Besides his parents, Jay leaves his son James H. Mullarkey and James’ mother Sharon Hennessey, his sister, Peggy Ann Mahder and her husband David of Fairfield, his brothers, Edward Mullarkey and his wife Debra of Tolland and Mark Mullarkey and his wife Anna of Wethersfield and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Due to health concerns, no services will be held at this time. A private burial was held in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery. A memorial service and celebration of Jay's life will be held at a future date. Donations in Jay’s memory may be made to The House of Bread 1453 Main St Hartford, CT 06120 or to the South Catholic High School Scholarship at Northwest Catholic, Advancement Office, 29 Wampanoag Drive, West Hartford, CT 06117. For further information or to extend condolences, please visit Farleysullivan.com.
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    Mount St. Benedict Cemetery
    1 Cottage Grove Rd.
    Bloomfield, CT 06002
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Marianne lalama

Posted at 06:30pm
Mary and family,
So deeply sorry for your loss. Sending you strength and love.
MariAnne Dowd Lalama

Mark Catania

Posted at 10:31pm
Mary, Joe and the entire Mullarkey Family,

Trish and I were shocked when we heard of Jay's passing, we are deeply sorry and saddened by the news. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. We are right next door if you need anything at all. Again, please accept our sincere condolences.

Mark and Tricia Catania

Elena Way

Posted at 12:26pm
To the Mullarkey Family,
There are no words tender enough to caress your hearts right now! How blessed we all were to have loved and been loved by Jay! For me, he will live forever in my memory and occupy his space in my heart! God speed Jay, light the heavens with your bright, boyish smile!
Love always,

Maureen Foley

Posted at 11:22am
Loved Father Tom's words about God's love being so vast that no anointing is needing. Love to all of you today.
Maureen Foley Roy

Marc Hussey

Posted at 10:59am
My sincere condolence to all of the Mullarkey family. You are in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.
Jay was a great guy, always willing to extend himself for others. We will miss you and you will be forever in our hearts. Be at peace.

An Irish Blessing
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sunshine warm upon your face.
May the rain fall upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

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