Obituary

Holden Gray Mullen

Holden Gray Mullen passed away peacefully in his parents’ arms on December 15, 2020 ending his almost three-year battle with brain cancer.  Holden was born on March 17, 2017, to parents Chad and Alex at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL.  Although he battled cancer for most of his life, Holden was a happy and playful boy who enjoyed chasing down cement mixers in his golf cart and hitting golf balls anywhere he could, inside and outside and even in his hospital bed.  Holden also loved dancing and telling knock-knock jokes, but more than anything, in recent months, he enjoyed opening the many letters and packages that were sent to him by his many generous “fans” from TikTok.  Holden was a funny boy with a captivating smile, a contagious laugh and is, without a doubt, enjoying the heavenly fairways.

Holden was the loving baby brother to his sisters, Ella and Ava, and his brother, Parker.  Holden is survived by his parents, siblings, grandparents, Leonard and Barbara Mullen, his grandmother, Carmen Gironzini and will be united with his grandfather Luzgardo Suarez, who preceded him in death. Additionally, Holden is survived by his eight pets, including two dogs, two cats, a hamster, a fish, and his two beloved ducks, Cement Mixer and Cereal. 

The family welcomes all to Holden’s visitation on December 21, 2020 at Fredrich-Jones Funeral Home from 8:30-10:30am, followed by a service at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 11:00am.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to Cal’s Angels, who the family has partnered with as part of Holden’s Warrior Wheels to provide wagons to children battling pediatric cancer.

Donate via Venmo or directly to Cal's Angels, 501(c)(3).  

Venmo: @HoldenStrong 

Click Here for to be directed to Cal's Angels website and select "in Memory of Holden Mullen"

410 comments

  • My son is almost 3 and I hugged him so tight tonight and just cried. My heart breaks for you all. Thank you for allowing us to love him as much as you all do. Thank you for allowing us to see what a real hero is. We think of you all the time Holden ❤️

    Jenn, Evie, Zo
  • My son is almost 3 and I hugged him so tight tonight and just cried. My heart breaks for you all. Thank you for allowing us to love him as much as you all do. Thank you for allowing us to see what a real hero is. We think of you all the time Holden ❤️

    Jenn, Evie, Zo
  • Spent the last 2 hours on your tiktok, tears down my face prayers in my heart for your entire family. It brings joy to my heart that Holden is still giving signs that he is thriving I. Heaven . Prayers to the Mullen family #HoldenStrong

    Stephanie Benway
  • I was thinking of him today. His life had purpose. Look how many lives of strangers on TikTok he touched and how important he is to us.
    How many people could say that?

    Barbara
  • Prayers always. Missing him.

    Fiona Gallagher

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