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Peter Mullany, 82, Longtime Glen Rock Resident, FDU Dean

Peter F. Mullany
Peter F. Mullany Photo Credit: Fairleigh Dickinson University

GLEN ROCK, N. J. -- Peter F. Mullany, longtime resident, English professor and dean at Fairleigh Dickinson University, died Dec. 1. He was 82.

Born May 22, 1933 and raised in New York City, Mullany lived in Glen Rock for the past 45 years. 

He was a professor of English, philosophy and humanities, as well as dean at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck for 43 years before retiring in 2013. 

He also returned to teach each semester until 2010 at his alma mater, Fordham University in New York City. Even after earning his bachelor's, masters and doctorate degrees at Fordham, Mullany returned for football games and alumni events.

His survivors include children Peter and Darby, and his companion Claire Gensch. He's also survived by his brothers Tom and Patrick, and all of their families including many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 4-6 p.m. Saturday and 2-6 p.m. Sunday at at Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff. A Mass is planned for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Ridgewood.

For details, visit the funeral home's website.

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