With family by his side, James Mullally, a 54-year industry veteran, passed away on June 21, 2018 after a short battle with heart issues. He was 76 years young.
Mullally’s career started in 1964 with Gulf Supply Co., which took him from Texas to New Orleans as well as around the world. In 1988, he decided to move to New Jersey for another opportunity and spent close to 20 years with Silbo Industries. Wanting to be closer to his to children and grandchildren, he and his wife Valerie moved to Conroe, Texas in 2006, where he continued to work for Silbo until his retirement in November 2016.
James was especially proud of his “Gaelic and Garlic” heritage. Some of his fondest memories included celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by marching in NYC parades or having dinner and drinks in Little Italy, NYC with his friends and family. His retelling of any story was always more entertaining than the actual event leading to his reputation as “The Man, The Myth, The Legend.” He never forgot a face or name and made incredible efforts to stay connected with people he met all along his 76-year journey.
James was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and took great pride in serving the community and enjoyed playing golf with his fellow knights. He was honored as Knight of the Year in both councils in 2006 and 2015. He lived his life with a firm belief in God and eternal life with Him at the end of this earthly one. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Valerie, three children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way.