Darlene Mulari

Obituary of Darlene Louise Mulari

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LINCOLN. — Darlene Louise (Dill) Mulari, 66, found her place in the sun on Friday, February 23, 2024. Darlene was born October 1, 1957, to Richard and Ethel (Jipson) Dill in Lincoln.

She graduated from Mattanawcook Academy in 1975 and attended culinary school at Washington County Vocational Technical Institute in Calais. Darlene went on to cook for awhile before moving to Connecticut and working as a live-in governess. She eventually moved to Hawaii where she met the father of her son. Darlene moved back to the mainland to Lincoln before settling in at Franklin, N.H. for several years. In 1988, Darlene returned to Lincoln and had lived here ever since. Darlene volunteered at her son’s schools while he was growing up. She started working at the Lincoln News part-time and worked there for 30+ years before retiring on October 1, 2023. Darlene was also on the board of directors of the Lincoln Sanitary District for 20+ years, where she served many years as the treasurer before stepping down in 2021. Darlene also was a long-time employee of the Lincoln Memorial Library where she filled many roles. During her 20+ years there she served as the children’s clerk where she implemented many successful programs such as Chinese New Year, Dr. Seuss’ Day, 100 Dresses, Polar Express, as well as others and spearheaded the making of two felt quilts which can still be seen at the library. One quilt, comprised of squares representing children’s books, was made by Darlene and library patrons from ages 3-4 all the way up to 90-something. The second quilt, comprised of squares depicting loons, was also made by Darleen and several patrons. Darlene was well known for her attitude and her catch phrase of “E.S.A.D.”  

Darlene is survived by her son Jesse Mulari and his partner Melissa Shaver of Renton, Wash.; her brothers Darrell Dill Sr., Dana Dill, Daniel Dill and wife Dolores all of Lincoln, Delmont Dill of Ridgeway, S.C., Duane Dill and wife Dottie of Clermont, Fla., Dale Dill and wife Edralyn, and Dalton Dill all of Lincoln; two sisters Dianne Taylor and Delores Dill of Lincoln; one granddaughter, Sophia Shaver, of Renton, Wash.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Darlene was predeceased by her brothers Dennis Dill and Donald Dill; sisters-in law Lisa D. Dill, Lisa M. Dill, Maria Dill, Pamela Dill and Kathey Dill and brother-in-law Leroy Taylor.

As per Darlene’s wishes, a graveside service will be held 2 P.M., Friday, May 24, 2024, at the Lincoln Cemetery on Park Street.  A Celebration of Life at a location to be announced will follow. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, Bangor and Brewer.  Messages and memories may be shared with Darlene’s family at kileyandfoley.com

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Graveside Service

2:00 pm
Friday, May 24, 2024
Park Street Cemetery
Park St.
Lincoln, Maine, United States

Celebration of Life

A celebration of life will follow the burial at a location to be announced.
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