Geraldine "Mimi" Pullen

Geraldine “Mimi” Pullen, 71, of Jackson passed away at her daughter’s home on Thursday, February 16, 2023.  She was born and raised in Brooklyn and moved to Freehold Township in 1962.  Geraldine also lived in California, Farmingdale, and Howell prior to settling in Jackson in 1984 to raise her family.  She was the consummate homemaker, taking great pride in dedicating herself to her family and her home.  Geraldine was a simple woman who enjoyed dinner dates with her late husband and trips to Atlantic City and Las Vegas.  She watched and raised her friends’ children, Carly, Marky and Danielle earning her the title of Mimi. 

Geraldine was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence J. Pullen, Jr. in 2019.  She is survived by her children, Larry Pullen and his wife, Diana of Jackson, Laurie Heath and Scott Genovese of Barnegat, and Lisa Chakeres and her husband, John of Bayville; grandchildren, Thomas, Laura, Ava, Gianna, T.J. and Ellie; siblings, Albert “Junior” DeCandia and his wife, Gloria, and Diane Lind and her husband, Steve; nieces and nephews, Kim “Mugsy” DeCandia, Joey DeCandia, Steven Lind and Mary Lind; and many loving friends. 

Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home. 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 4:00 to 7:30 PM with her funeral service to follow at 7:30 PM.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of New Jersey, 1600 Route 22 East, Union NJ 07083 or to the National Kidney Foundation, ATTN: Finance Department, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. For information, directions, or to leave condolence messages to the family, visit