He was born in Mayville, N.Y., on May 10, 1925, the youngest of James and Mary (Matie) Mulholland. He was married for 63 years to the love of his life, Mary C. Steese on Sept. 18, 1948.
Jim was a graduate of Mayville School, and during World War II he was a member of the Army Air Corp, 328th Army Air Force where he attained the rank of corporal.
He was a lifelong resident of Chautauqua County and a self-employed dairy farmer as well as retired from several area manufacturing firms.
Jim was a member of St. Mary of Lourdes of Mayville, Knights of Columbus, Mayville American Legion, President of Pleasantville Cemetery Association and a steward with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Surviving him besides his wife are his children, Jane (Fred) Peterson of Akron, Ohio, Joan (Peter) Kunow of Westfield, N.Y., Timothy (Belinda) Mulholland of Dewittville, N.Y., and Catherine (Donald) Eaton of Spencerport, N.Y. Jim was the proud grandfather of Julie Burek, Jeremy and Michael Peterson, Nigel Kunow, Timothy, Troy and Jordan Mulholland, Shawn Rivera, Alex and Andrew Eaton and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, two brothers and two sisters, Jim was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Kathleen, and son, Mark, who passed away Aug. 1, 1974.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 at St. Mary of Lourdes Church in Mayville, N.Y., at 11 a.m. No visitation hours will be observed.
James A. Mulholland