SCARBOROUGH - Elizabeth Ann Mullen, 89, of Tenney Lane, died Monday, January 27, 2014 at Mercy Hospital with her loving family by her side. Elizabeth was born in Portland on February 22, 1924 the daughter of Lawrence J. and Muriel A. Brow Malia. She graduated from South Portland High School in the class of 1942. She had great stories from her childhood growing up during the Great Depression. She learned from her mother the value of saving a dollar. Her mother taught her about raising chickens and selling eggs. She was also responsible for delivering rent money by bike to a relative connected to an ice cream company. She would race back over the bridge to bring ice cream home before it melted. Elizabeth married George H. Mullen at Holy Cross Church in 1947. She went to work for the New England Telephone Company in the office. She then began a fulfilling career raising her family. When the kids were old enough, she launched her career in finance, beginning as an original employee of the St. John's Credit Union. She also managed the Greater Portland Credit Union and the Fairchild Semiconductor Federal Credit Union, which grew very successful while under her command. She was a loving, doting and hands' on mother, taking part in all aspects of her children's lives including serving as a Den Mother, Brownie Leader, teacher of Religious Education at St. John's and a baker of the best cookies. She had a great sense of humor and was a person who always saw the glass as half full. Elizabeth had a great passion for politics and was not afraid to provide her views to others. She had hoped to see a woman president. Elizabeth provided unconditional love to her children and always liked being in charge. Together with her family, she spent many wonderful times at the family cottage in Pine Point. Elizabeth was predeceased by her beloved husband George H. Mullen; long time companion William McCallum; a sister Muriel Panton; two brothers Edward and Lawrence Malia. She is survived by a daughter Kathy A. Mullen and her husband Chris Caseiro of Scarborough; three sons Robert J. and his wife Cheryl Mullen of South Portland, John P. and his wife Priscille Mullen of Scarborough, Thomas E. and his wife Victoria Mullen of Scarborough; nine grandchildren Robyn Mullen, Michael and his wife Chrystin Mullen, Carrie and her husband Joel Coleman, John and his wife Amy Mullen, Kelly and her husband Mike Martin, Erica Mullen, Jennifer Mullen, John and his wife Nicole Burke and Kevin Burke; eleven great grandchildren Liam Turner, Mason Mullen, Isabelle and Gavin Mullen, Spencer, Parker and Conner Coleman, Cooper Mullen, Jack and Ella Martin and Henry Burke; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:30 at the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland, followed by a service at the funeral home at 11:30.Online condolences may be expressed below.