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In Memory

Learn more about the ACHA friends and supporters we have lost - or submit a memorial for our website for someone you have loved and lost.

This page is dedicated to the ACHA family and friends whom we have lost. You can read their profiles here. We also invite you to submit a memorial on someone you loved who lived with ACHD for this website.

Please send your memorial submission to info@achaheart.org. Include the name of the person you are memorializing, along with your name and contact information. We encourage you to send a picture, but that is optional. Please keep your submission to 500 words or less. 

James McNulty 1968-2022

James McNulty, who passed away on May 10, 2022, was a passionate advocate for the Adult Congenital Heart Association and served in several roles over the years in ACHA. In the early days of ACHA, he served as the Midwest representative of the organization. He was a speaker at numerous ACHA conferences and an avid fundraiser for the annual heart walks. At the time of his passing, he was a New England representative on the Patient and Family Advisory Board and hoped to advocate for better treatment options and advance scientific research. He lived with his congenital heart disease with great courage and resilience, never letting it curtail his goals. James was the husband of the late Karen Klein McNulty, ACHA’s co-founder and first president.

James graduated from the University of Chicago Lab High School and Drake University, and earned an MS in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. James was a brilliant, kind, generous and loving man, with a great sense of humor, who cared passionately about politics, current events, and the future of the country. A proud Chicagoan, he ended up making New England his home. He thoroughly enjoyed exploring New England, and especially loved Cape Ann.