Nancy Mulligan, a nurse whose career included a stint as the school nurse in Sagaponack, died on Oct. 25 at Stony Brook University Medical Center. She was 65 and had pneumonia. A resident of Gardiner Drive in Amagansett, she died peacefully, surrounded by her family, they said.
Ms. Mulligan, who earned a bachelor’s degree at the White Plains School of Nursing, started out as a maternity ward delivery nurse and went on to work at the Sagaponack School. She was a visiting nurse for the Dominican Sisters Family Health Service in Wainscott until she retired in June of last year.
She was born in Rockville Centre on May 10, 1946, to Francis Walter Amrhein and Elizabeth Donovan Amrhein. She married Bill Mulligan, who survives, on July 27, 1968.
She is also survived by four sons — Bill, Jeff, Kevin, and Sean — and seven grandchildren. “She loved being a grandmother,” said her son Bill Mulligan.
She also leaves behind four siblings: Terry Amrhein, Donna McKenney, Pete Amrhein, and Kim Butler, along with many nieces and nephews and an aunt and uncle, Pat and Lou Arceri of Amagansett.
Ms. Mulligan was the recipient of two organ transplants over the past 18 years “and was an inspiration and comfort to her family, friends, and patients,” her family said.
A celebration of her life was held at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton on Friday, with a reception following at Race La