Rebekah (Becky) Mulhearn was born on November 14, 1965, at Memorial Hospital in Worcester, MA. She was born to Alison Kingsbury and Bradley Mulhearn. She spent her first couple of years of life in North Carolina where her father was stationed as a Marine. She grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts and graduated from Brookline High School in 1983. She went on to study Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. She spent a large portion of her career working for Lotus, later known as IBM.
Rebekah was a lover of cats and was always surrounded by multiple beloved cats of her own, from her first childhood cat, Yummy. She was a strong advocate for the prevention of cruelty to animals and she was an active member of PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Rebekah was an avid cook. She had many back pocket recipes. She loved to whip up dishes from scratch. Her deviled eggs were one of her signature items. They were undoubtedly the best deviled eggs on the planet. She loved music, whether it was listening to music on the radio, at a concert or singing with friends. Becky had a very generous heart. She would often extend herself by giving people gifts. She always managed to find something to give, even if it was a piece of candy. She had an incredible sense of humor, and her laughter was contagious. She was a big practical joker, too.
While in many ways Rebekah was a very private and independent person, she had an uncanny way of connecting with people. She was always taking care of others. She made friends everywhere she went. People were drawn to her smarts and her whit, among her many other wonderful attributes. In her final days, she was visited and called on by so many who loved her, many of whom have been in her life for over five decades. Rebekah has left an indelible mark on so many hearts. She will be sorely missed and always dearly loved.
A small gathering to remember Rebekah will take place at Mann Rodgers Funeral Home, 44 Perkins St, Jamaica Plain on Sunday from 1-3pm. Friends invited. Interment is private.