Of Waukesha, WI passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the age of 53. Barry was the devoted husband of Mary (Bambery); the loving father of Megan Elizabeth of Washington, DC, Patrick Thomas and Michael Finbar both of Waukesha, WI.
He was the cherished brother of: James F. McNulty, III (Anne) of Lake Forest, IL, Bridget A. McNulty of Highland Park, IL, Mary Frances (David) Grossman of Duxbury, MA, Michael C. (Chelly) McNulty of Highland Park, IL, Thomas K. McNulty of Chicago, IL, Patrick O. (Mary) McNulty of Atlanta, GA, Daniel G. (Penny) McNulty of Wilmette, IL, Sheila A. (Craig Oswald) McNulty of Glenview, IL, and Mary Ellen (Harry) McCabe of Rockville Centre, NY.
Barry is further survived by his loving and generous in-laws: Jerry and Marilu Bambery of Mankato, MN, Keri M. (Dan) Solheid of North Mankato, MN, and Colleen M. (Rick) Van Blarcom of Mankato, MN, and 32 nieces and nephews that had a significant impact on his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Ellen O’Conor McNulty and James F. McNulty, Jr., and brother, Timothy V. McNulty of Winnetka, IL.
For more than two decades, Barry was an accomplished leader of numerous governmental affairs and public communication efforts supporting critical capital investment projects for We Energies.
Growing up, Barry attended Saints Faith, Hope & Charity parish and school of Winnetka, IL, Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL, and received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 28, 2018, from 3:00-8:00 PM at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield, WI. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held Saturday, September 29, at 10:00 AM at All Saints Catholic Church, 4051 N. 25th St., Milwaukee, WI. Interment will be private with immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Kesem at DePaul University (Barry McNulty Memorial Fund), P.O. Box 14357, Chicago, IL 60614. Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders that support children through and beyond their parent's cancer. Camp Kesem operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer journey.
The family would like to extend its gratitude to the UW-Cancer Center at ProHealth especially doctors Chris Hake, Scott Koss, and Chris Davies. Nurses Deb, Paula, Allie, Katie, Lisa, Angela, Amy, and countless others treated him with incredible dignity and respect. Their steadfast commitment to his care allowed Barry’s journey to be filled with undeniable strength, courage, and grace.