Colin James Mulcahy, 27, died unexpectedly on February 25, 2021 in Saint Paul.
From the beginning, Colin lived life to the rhythm of his own skateboard wheels. Born August 28, 1993 in Eau Claire Wisconsin, he grew up in a large, loving, rambunctious family with five human siblings and many furry ones. Colin attended St. Jude of the Lake Elementary School, Mahtomedi High School, Century College, and the College of St. Scholastica; he became a registered nurse in 2017 and worked in a trauma unit at Regions Hospital. His ability to work with patients, particularly the elderly, was not a learned skill; it was a gift.
Colin is survived by his parents, Paul and Patricia Mulcahy of Stillwater, Minnesota; siblings Pat (Betsy), John, Mary Clare (Brad), Grace, and Matthew; many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins in the extended Mulcahy and Gies clans; numerous devoted friends; and his beloved rescue pitbull, Bonnie. He is preceded in death by grandparents Gerald and Carol Mulcahy of Saint Paul, Paul and Rosemary Gies of Jackson, Michigan, godfather Peter Mulcahy of Saint Paul, and aunt Mary Frances Mulcahy.
If you’d like to honor Colin and his life: hug your loved ones and tell them how you feel about them. Be proud of yourself and your accomplishments. Spread laughter, fun, and sometimes good-natured confusion and wackiness. Be brave, dream big, and do scary things - like trying out parasailing the day before your brother’s wedding, or like having the courage and grit to go back to school and start again. Spend time with friends and hobbies that bring you joy. Live big and tend to your mental health. Don’t let the darkness take you. Live your life like a skateboarding raccoon with a jetpack.
We love you so stinking much Colin.
There will be a private service on Friday, March 5th at 4:00PM. Livestream available below.