CARIBOU – Marie Rose (Gahagan) Cullins was wrapped in the love of her family when she entered the Kingdom of Heaven, Oct. 21, 2013, in Caribou. She was born April 15, 1936, in Caribou, the daughter of Thomas and Rose (Perreault) Gahagan.
She grew up on a potato farm and was educated in the Caribou School system. While working at Birds Eye in Caribou, she met and then married the love of her life, Arthur Cullins, on June 30, 1958. Together, they had three children, Lynn Cullins, Bryan Cullins, and Bonnie (Cullins) Theriault. They moved their family to New Sweden and worked side by side, operating A&M Texaco for many years. She was a faithful member of Parish of the Precious Blood Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Marie was a loving and devoted wife and mother to her family. She was a kind compassionate person with a great sense of humor, who never judged anyone. She had a love of Blue Grass and Country Music and enjoyed singing and watching her husband play. She truly enjoyed watching and supporting her grandchildren, Jeremy Shaw, Janelle Hardy, Joshua Akerson, Matt Cullins, and Molli Cullins; and great-grandchildren, Manse, Myniah, Mykala, Lincoln, and Liam.
Surviving in addition to her husband of over 55 years, Art, and her children are a sister, Shirley Tracy and husband, Phil; and two brothers, Lawrence Gahagan and wife, Mavis, and Irvin Gahagan and wife, Myrna. Mrs. Cullins was predeceased by her parents; a brother, Thomas; and three sisters, Verna Perreault, Sylvia Ouellette, and Beatrice Doody. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Caribou. Following the service all are invited to a time of continued fellowship and refreshments with the family at the Parish center. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mrs. Cullins may do so through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org. Arrangements by Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.