Peg Mulhern


Peg Mulhern, 97, died June 19, 2018, from injuries suffered as a result of a fall. Born Mary Margaret Nessler on Dec. 14, 1920, in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, she was a graduate of Monongahela High School and Carnegie Tech Business College.

In her youth, she was a star gymnast, accomplished pianist and the Pennsylvania State High School tennis champion in 1935. She later resided in Flushing, New York, and Ridgewood, New Jersey, where she was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church; the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey; and Arcola Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey. She moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, in 1979.

She is past president of the Ponte Vedra Beach Women’s Club and played on the Ponte Vedra Club ladies’ tennis and golf teams, scoring two holes-in-one while participating in the latter. She also held private classes in water aerobics, was an avid bridge player and an active member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, the Carlyle Book Club and a supper club, and was a regular attendee at the Ponte Vedra Club’s Friday evening Happy Hour. Famous for her jacket collection, she was always easy to spot in a crowd.

A three-time cancer survivor, she lived her life to glorify God. Her most famous quotation was, “As long as you do the right thing.”

She is predeceased by her husband, World War II 1st Lt. James Anthony Mulhern, and son, James Anthony Mulhern Jr. She is survived by six children: Michael, Gerie and Daniel, all of Ponte Vedra Beach; Patrick and Margaret Mary “Maggie” of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey; Matthew of Lincoln Park, New Jersey; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Her ashes will be interred in the columbarium at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and a celebration of life memorial service for friends and family will be held at a date to be announced.