Joseph Mulherrin

Norwich, Vt. — Joseph Mulherrin, 85, died Dec. 16, 2013, under the compassionate care of Valley Terrace staff in Wilder, Vt. Joe was born at home in Hanover, N.H., to the late Margaret and Joseph Mulherrin, and was the youngest of four children, with his sisters, Marie, Margaret (Chick) and Kathleen (Kit), who predeceased him. He attended Hanover High School, where he excelled at football and hockey, went on to serve in the US Navy aboard a ship in the Mediterranean, attended Syracuse University and UNH with his best friend from Hanover, Jack McCarthy, and Boston University Law School. Joe practiced law in the seacoast area with his partner Al Casassa and raised two children, Mark and Beth, with his former wife Dorothy. Relocating to Farrell Farms in Norwich in the late 1980s, he lived a full life of golfing, traveling, reading and working at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for twenty five years, until he became ill in September of 2013. Joe was generous in sharing his spirit with others and he will be missed by many. A memorial service is planned at Valley Terrace, 2820 Christian Street in Wilder, Vt., for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. The family welcomes your presence to celebrate his life.

Rand-Wilson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and condolences may be shared online at

Memorial contributions may be made to Second Wind Foundation, 200 Olcott Drive, White River Junction, VT 05001, or to a charity of one’s choice.