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Neary Quinn Funeral Home

39 South Street, Manasquan, NJ

OBITUARY

Stephen Matthew Nulty

July 13, 1970June 3, 2020

Stephen Matthew Nulty was born July 13, 1970, a warm summer day in Buffalo, NY. He was welcomed into his new home by his older sister and three older brothers. Three weeks later he moved with his family from Williamsville, NY to Morristown, NJ. The four siblings took turns pushing Steve’s stroller around the block so his mom cold get her housework done. That didn’t last very long as Steve was always rambunctious. Steve had a little girlfriend who lived right behind his home. The two became fast friends and were pretty cute together. When Steve started school it opened up all new horizons. He had a plethora of friends and our home became their gathering place. The arrival of a bicycle introduced a new degree of freedom to Steve. At age ten Steve’s family moved to Albuquerque . Steve enjoyed the outdoor life New Mexico offered, especially the hiking and fishing. But most af all, he loved skiing and was a very accomplished skier. His brother, Jim, taught him how to ski. They were always close. The family was knocked for a loop when Steve’s brother Jim, who was a freshman at Marquette Univ., was diagnosed with Leukemia. Treatment in Milwaukee and Albuquerque was unsuccessful so Jim was transferred to NIH in Washington, DC. The family uprooted again and moved to No. Virginia. Steve was in junior high and made friends on the basketball team. Unfortunately, NIH was also unsuccessful and Jim passed in 1985. Jim’s death had a tremendous negative effect on the whole family but for Steve it was devasting. He never really got over it. Stephen achieved an associate degree in business and also completed the course of study at the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason Univ. He was quite accomplished as a help-desk technician and a network engineer. However, his first love was selling automobiles. He enjoyed the interaction with people that he missed in the IT field. Stephen passed on June 3, 2020. He is survived by his parents, John L and Barbara A Nulty of Sarasota, FL. A sister, Patricia A. Blaha, Salt Lake City, Utah and brothers, Mark P. Nulty, Vienna, VA and Peter J Nulty, Holmes Beach, FL.

Services

  • Graveside Service will be Private

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John Blank

June 22, 2020

To the entire Nulty family we grieve with you and are deeply sorry for the loss of your son/brother and my cousin Stephen. Known to all of you as Bo, he was always smiling and energetic. I, like Susan, recall many dinners and good times growing up and later attending family functions. He was a true favorite of his Aunt Peg and Uncle Barry. Debra and I will miss his charismatic personality and charm!
Rest in Peace Cousin Stephen - You left the world too early. We're only comforted to know you have many guardian angels including your brother Jimmy with you tonight!

Cousin John and Debra Blank

Sharon Dawson

June 11, 2020

Stephen's smile was infectious, and had a way of lighting up the room! Behind those kind and beautiful eyes, there was always a hint of Dennis the Menace-like mischief :), a secret type of fun that made you want to partner up with him to get in on it! It was always fun to spend time with him whenever we visited, there always something magnetic and alluring about him that would just draw you in. Good looking kid, and a HUGE flirt who knew how to pull you into interesting conversations!! My heart hurts so much to hear he is gone, he made a such a difference in so many lives. I'm SO incredibly sorry for this loss to our extended family and especially to Aunt Barbara, Uncle Jack, Patty, Peter and Mark. A second light has gone out in your family. I pray to God his brother was there to receive him, and want to picture them catching up, supporting and loving one another and making up for all the lost years. God bless you all and fill you with love in this incredibly difficult time, and may Stephen rest in God's eternal peace.

Susan Skatoff

June 11, 2020

Aunt Barbara and Uncle Jack, I am so sorry for the loss of Stephen. I can not imagine your grief. I remember so well Sunday dinners at your house in Virginia and hanging out with your family. He was such a light, clever and funny, and patient with his little cousin. He is truly missed. Patty, Peter and Mark, my heart breaks for you all. With love, Susan

Katherine and John Ferrell

June 11, 2020

Aunt Barbara and Uncle Jack.... we are overwhelmed with sadness at the loss of Stephen. Stephen was a fellow of incredible charisma! Handsome as the day is long with a smile from ear to ear and as dear Aunt Ellen would say, the Gift if gab! God has called him home. Reuniting him with Jimmy. May light perpetual shine in them both. All our love to you both and to Patty, Mark and Peter.

Cece Blank

June 11, 2020

Barbara and Jack, Such sadness you are experiencing! I never knew Stephen, but in reading his obituary, l learned that he was a wonderful young man and very much loved. I can’t even imagine what you are going through. You and your children are in my prayers. The Lord is truly our refuge.

Gail and John McNally

June 10, 2020

Dearest Steven, We all wish you hadn't left us so soon. Your incomparable smile and loving nature will be so missed by so many.
For anyone who met you, you were impossible to forget. Your loving and kind nature made such a beautiful impression on everyone. I know heaven is joyous to have you as you will delight all the blessed residents. "Resting" in peace may not be your lot. Yours will be the generosity of self you always showed.

Lisa Braun

June 10, 2020

Steve, we had such a great visit back in 2016 -- I hadn't seen you for awhile and it immediately struck me: so handsome! You were always so friendly and we enjoyed our family gatherings with you and all the Nultys over the years. I will forever remember your smile and kindness and height! You were so easy to talk to and laugh with, and you always had a Pop Pops joke handy. Rest in peace dear cousin.

Pat Greener

June 10, 2020

Steve, I have known you since you were three weeks old. I grieve your passing and you will always hold a special place in my heart.
Rest In Peace, Steve. I will miss your smiling face and upbeat enthusiasm. You were extremely talented and so very caring of others, always willing to lend a helping hand.
My heartfelt sympathy goes to your beloved family and friends.
I love you! Mrs. Greenjeans

Eileen Waters

June 9, 2020

Growing up my siblings and I would love when we got to spend time with Uncle Bo! It meant fun, whether it was singing whatever song was topping the charts at the moment or teaching us dance moves. As we got older and moved further away, Bo had an amazing ability to make that distance seem small. Within minutes he would be cracking jokes and showing us in many ways he cared. Bo, some of my favorite memories of you are when you showed up to our last family reunion with jet skis, would wink in my direction after kidding Grandma, and showing me around Bethesda. Love you and miss you!

Heather Surprenant

June 9, 2020

About every time I saw Uncle Bo, we would have a deep conversation. Bo would really listen to me, no matter the subject or how old I was, including those teenage years. It was never planned, always just easy to fall into, and naturally progress into nerf fights. You will be missed Bo.

FROM THE FAMILY