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Matthew J Mullaney Jr

November 11, 1939 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 82)

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Matthew James Mullaney Jr.

November 11, 1939 – May 22, 2022

 

Matthew James Mullaney Jr. was born in Cumberland, Md. on November 11, 1939 to Anna Adrian Conroy and Matthew James Mullaney. He graduated from La Salle High School and went to Catholic University of America for his bachelor’s degree in physics and his J.D. He married Carol A. Martin in 1963, they had two children, and divorced in 1979.

Matt moved to Idaho in 1972, passed the Idaho Bar Exam, became deputy attorney general for Idaho, and then special assistant to Governor Cecil Andrus. He filed the lawsuit that started the Snake River Adjudication with John Peavey after moving to private practice in 1977.

He married the love of his life Jackie Van Paepeghem in 1984, and earned his nursing degree in 1985. From 1988-95 he did medical malpractice defense in West Virginia for Steptoe and Johnson. Matt continued to work in law informed by his nursing studies, establishing a thriving practice in McMinnville, Or. in Elder Law. He brought a compassionate approach to end-of-life legal issues.

Matt enjoyed being physically active and always had a faithful dog with him on his jogs and walks. He and Jackie cherished their dogs and cats throughout their marriage. Matt loved his motorcycle and visiting the Oregon Coast, treasuring time there with family and friends. He was a devout Catholic serving in music ministry with Jackie for their entire married life and was part of the church cleaning committee. Matt was a leader in the Thursday night prayer group for over 15 years. He volunteered in the community at the senior center, and on the ethics board at the hospital in McMinnville.

Matt died peacefully in Nampa, Id. on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from complications of a brain tumor, surrounded by his wife and close family. He is survived by Jackie, his wife of 38 years, children Anne Marie Martin and Matthew Lockwood Mullaney, 5 grandchildren (Theo, Claire, Evie, Emmett, and Eliza,) and his 4 brothers, Henry, Ed, Mike, and Tim. He will be deeply missed. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nampa, Idaho, at 10:00 AM Wednesday June 1st, with a rosary at 9:30.

Inurnment/Place of Rest: Holy Apostles Columbarium in Meridian, Idaho

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Services

Rosary
Wednesday
June 1, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
St Paul's
510 W. Roosevelt Ave.
Nampa, ID 83651

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
June 1, 2022

10:00 AM
St Paul's
510 W. Roosevelt Ave.
Nampa, ID 83651

Private Interment

Holy Apostles Catholic Church
6300 North Meridian Road
Meridian, ID 83646

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