“Whenever Daytop New Jersey was in need, Mary Mulholland was front and center, address book in hand. “She was one of a kind…just tenacious, and her energy, compassion and effort will be greatly missed.” _James P. Curtin, Executive Director, Daytop N.J.
Mendham, N.J. (PRWEB) June 28, 2013
Mary A. Mulholland, of Morristown passed away on June 6, 2013. She was 85 and led a colorful and exemplary life. She benefited thousands with her tireless fundraising for many causes, including the Mendham-based comprehensive substance abuse treatment and education program for young people known as Daytop Village New Jersey.
In 1991, when Reverend Joseph H. Hennen was seeking to establish Daytop in New Jersey, he recalls, “Mary Mulholland was at my side from the very beginning, and stayed there ever since; Mary is the reason that the Daytop program succeeded in Mendham, NJ. And she continued her tireless work on behalf of young people and their families struggling with substance abuse to the very end, having been Honorary Chair of this year’s golf outing!”
James P. Curtin, Executive Director of Daytop New Jersey says, “Whenever Daytop New Jersey was in need, Mary Mulholland was front and center, address book in hand. “She was one of a kind…just tenacious, and her energy, compassion and effort will be greatly missed.”
In concert with the Mulholland family, Daytop New Jersey has decided to honor Mary Mulholland’s contributions to the organization by renaming The Golf Invitational as The Daytop Mary Mulholland Memorial Golf Classic. The event, to be held at the Morris County Golf Club, was postponed due to Mary’s passing, and has been rescheduled for Monday, July 22, 2013. Co-Chairs of the event, Ernie Larini and Dennis O’Brien note that schedule changes for the day are also in order, with Registration at 10 am, lunch from 10:30 to 12 noon, shotgun start at 12:15 pm and a reception and dinner beginning at 5:30 pm.
The mother of six children, Mary was quick to recognize a need and driven in all she undertook, including causes to benefit the poor, the homeless and addicted adolescents. A graduate of the College of Saint Elizabeth, Mary Mulholland received many honors for her tireless volunteerism and selfless service for the people of New Jersey, including two Presidential Point of Light Medals, The Ecclesiastes Medal from Pope John Paul II, The Governor's Award, The New Jersey PRIDE Award, The NJ State Senate Award, The Woman of the Year from the United States Secret Service, New Jersey Medical Society, New Jersey Bar Association, Girl Scouts of America, 200 Club, New Jersey Judges Association, Chief of Police Association of New Jersey, The New Jersey State Troopers, Grand Marshall of Morristown's St. Patrick's Day Parade, Irish American Society, Medical Society of Morris County, Honorary Member of the United States Special Operations for her work on behalf of the Military and their families, Lifetime Achievement from the Morris Country Chamber of Commerce and the Dover Rotary, Lifetime Achievement Award from St. Clare's Heath System and Humanitarian of the Year and Lifetime Achievement for Hope House, a Division of Catholic Family and Community Services, Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Paterson and for Daytop New Jersey.
The Mulholland Family has asked that donations in memory of Mary Mulholland be sent to Daytop New Jersey, ATTN: Karen Horn, 80 W. Main Street, Mendham, NJ 07945.
More about Daytop New Jersey
Daytop New Jersey is a comprehensive treatment program for teens struggling with recovery. Programs are individualized, family-based, cost-effective, peer-oriented and multi-disciplinary in nature. The Daytop New Jersey Preparatory School is the realization of the mission begun by Founder, Rev. Joseph H. Hennen, when Daytop New Jersey opened its doors, offering a program tailored specifically to the needs of adolescents with substance abuse and resulting behavioral problems. The Daytop New Jersey Day School offers a high school education and certified outpatient care to those students who need a highly structured day program with comprehensive addiction and co-occurring disorder treatment, have already completed treatment at the residential level, or simply want to continue their high school education in a supportive sober environment. The treatment experience at Daytop New Jersey is behaviorally based and individualized to meet the needs of adolescents with substance abuse problems as well as co-occurring disorders. Daytop New Jersey now operates five drug treatment centers and each year serves hundreds of teens and young adults in locations throughout New Jersey in both residential and outpatient settings. Additionally, Daytop New Jersey now provides services, on an outpatient basis, to adults at both of their outpatient facilities located in Hunterdon and Morris counties. For more information, visit http://www.daytopnj.org.