William B. McNulty

william mcnulty
William B. McNulty, LTC, USA (Ret.) Passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2007 of Burke, VA. Beloved father of William McNulty of Vienna, VA and Melissa Dubois of Standish, ME; brother of John of Colonial Heights, VA and Tony McNulty of Bunker Hill, NJ. Also survived by five grand- children. Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, August 3, 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 5121 Woodland Way, Annandale, VA. Interment Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, October 9 at 11 a.m. Please meet at the Administration Building at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 501, Falls Church, VA 22042.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. Bill, thank you for all you did for so many. I am so grateful to have had the privilege to have gotten to know you. With much love and prayers. “Well done, thou good and faithful servant . . . . Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Matthew 25:21

  2. Gregarious and humble, Bill befriended us all and left us better for having known him. He was truly one-of-a-kind. He always was ready with a big hello and good story. As a CCD teacher and as a substitute teacher for the county he charmed countless children like the pied piper and they lit up when they greeted him. He gave unsparingly to those in nursing homes, bringing Holy Communion, Gospel readings and talks on scripture. We loved him and will miss him. Please pray for us Bill!

  3. Bill was a wonderful person. I especially liked his laugh, smile and positive personality. I know he has many touched lives especially Gods’ children in his works of the church.

  4. My sincerest sympathy to Bill and Melissa. I have many warm memories of your dad when you and my kids were young–he took you so many places so that you could have fun together. May you have comfort that your dad is at peace. You will be in my prayers.

  5. Just wanted to write a note. Everyone is in ours prayers. Pete loved Bill & I enjoyed knowing him for the years I did. He was a special person. I remember him always laughing. He served his country well. Love to all, see you in October, Melody, Pete & Sarah

  6. I had the good fortune to know and work with “Colonel Bill” at Lake Braddock Secondary and Holy Spirit Church. I will always remember him as a kind, funny, spiritual man with a “larger than life” persona. He loved working with kids and they adored him! Whenever I needed a substitute teacher my students would always request him by name, yet he was in such high demand that he was usually booked solid for months! As a substitute teacher, he had an endearing reputation for deviating from the lesson plan, but it was always overlooked because the students loved his stories, life lessons, and jolly ranchers. Arguably, he was the most popular character at LBSS and I know the faculty, staff, and students will greatly miss him. We can all learn from how he lived his live with gusto and put so much passion and enthusiasm into everything he did. Despite his outward rugged, military pesona he was a deeply spiritual, gentle man with a big heart who truly loved life and appreciated all of God’s blessings and gifts. Colonel Bill, you may be gone but not fogotten. Thanks for the many happy memories and your gifts of service and love. May God bless you and keep you always, and comfort your family and friends during this difficult time. We all love you and will miss you!

  7. Thank you for your prayers, love, and support!! It has meant the world to my brother and I. My Dad loved you all very much and spoke of you often. Take care of yourselves and I hope to see you in October at Arlington….GOD BLESS U

  8. Dear Melissa and Bill, You have been in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear the news regarding you father. I remember lots and lots of good times on Lighthorne Road with your Dad and share in you sorrow. I so wish I could have come to the service at Holy Spirit, but do know I was there with you in spirit. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Lots of love to your families and now is a great time to embrace each other. Blessings, Dawn, Keith, Justin , Bryan and BradyI

  9. Dear Melissa and Bill, I learned yesterday of your Dad’s passing and my heart goes out to you. Bill and I were classmates at Fordham and pledged the Pershing Rifles Drill Team together as freshmen. His Xavier background gave him the edge over my Regis “civilian” education but we were both Jesuit products. Our friendship was immediate and at graduation he, I and one other lad were the only Regular Army selectees for commissions. We headed for Fort Benning, GA, and were roomies for the 18 weeks of basic Infantry officer training following on with parachute school and then our paths separated and crossed again only some years ago at a Fordham military affair. Bill was one of the friendliest, highly moral, and loyal pals a guy could ever hope to have. We were the “Mutt and Jeff” (I’m only 5 and a half feet tall) of the Infantry School and had great times zipping to Atlanta in his new, black, 1957 Chevy – he loved that car. All who knew him were greatly honored to have that privilege. God Bless you, Ed Jentz

  10. Dear Mellissa and Bill, Your Dad and I were in the PR’s at Fordham. While our Army paths did not cross again after school, I remember him clearly from those times so many years ago. My deepest sympathies during this time of great sorry. Be comforted by knowing that your Dad will be missed by more people than you can ever imagine. God Bless, Bill

  11. Ed Jentz emailed me on Bill’s passing yesterday and I passed it on to the “Old Boys” and current members of the Pershing Rifles Company D-8 from Fordham University. Our prayers are with Bill and you.

  12. I am very sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. I remember him well from Fordham and the PRs. May he rest in peace.

  13. Dear Family of Colonel Bill, I hope that it provides you with some solace that this man touched the live of many children/teenagers. He was a great man and an awesome teacher. May Colonel Bill rest in peace. He deserves it. Sincerely, Michele Grossman (Lake Braddock Class of ’05)

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