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William M. Mooney

March 6, 1924 January 22, 2017
William M. Mooney
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Obituary for William M. Mooney

William M. Mooney, Sr., 92, of Fairfield, PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at his home.
Born in Kingston, New York on March 6, 1924, he was the son of the late John J. & Elizabeth C. (Grey) Mooney. Mr. Mooney is survived by his 2nd wife, Christine Ann (Wetzel) Mooney, he was predeceased by his 1st wife, Theresa M. (Anello) Mooney who died in 2001.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Naval Air Corps. Mr. Mooney graduated from St. John’s University in New York and earned his Masters and Doctoral Degrees from Catholic University, Washington, DC. He had a 25 year career with the FBI retiring in 1976 as the bureau’s Assistant Director. Mr. Mooney then served as a professor at Iona College and Mt. St. Mary College in New York for several years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fairfield, Knights of Columbus, U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and volunteered for many years at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Mooney is survived by his ten children: Elizabeth A. Safford of Kingston, NY, Kathleen M. Mooney of Charlestown, WV, Lori Norman of Royal Palm Beach, FL, William M. Mooney, Jr., of Olney, MD, Gerard M. Mooney of Half Moon Bay, CA, Mary M. Diaz of Biglerville, PA, Ellen M. Quinn of Gaithersburg, MD, Patrick T. Mooney of Nokesville, VA, John J. Mooney of Bel Air, MD, and Christopher J. Mooney of Plymouth, MA, five step-children; Christine McDermod, Robert Careless, Mary Donohue, Edward Careless and Susan Galasso, two sisters; Sister Gloria W. Mooney, S.U., Sister Mary A. Mooney, S.U., both of Rhinebeck, NY and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Sister Elizabeth C. Mooney, O.P.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 256 Tract Road, Fairfield, PA with Fr. Benny Jose, Celebrant. A viewing will be held at the Church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until noon. Interment with full military honors provided by the Adams County Allied Veterans will follow the Mass in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to: The Society of St. Ursula, 50 Linwood Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 or The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 333 S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. The Monahan Funeral Home in Fairfield is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements. Online tributes and condolences may be made at monahanfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Thursday

26

Jan

10:00 AM 1/26/2017 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1/26/2017 12:00:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

256 Tract Rd.
Fairfield, PA 17320

St. Mary's Catholic Church
256 Tract Rd. Fairfield 17320 PA
United States

Service

Thursday

26

Jan

12:00 PM 1/26/2017 12:00:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

256 Tract Rd.
Fairfield, PA 17320

St. Mary's Catholic Church
256 Tract Rd. Fairfield 17320 PA
United States

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St. Mary's Cemetery Final Resting Place

Fairfield Road
Fairfield, PA 17320

Fairfield Road Fairfield 17320 PA
United States
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