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Mary Catherine Mooney
September 29, 1934 ~ August 10, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Mary(nee Barrett) Mooney, 88 of Saint James, New York passed away peacefully on the morning of August 10th, in Newport News, Virginia. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Francis J. Mooney. She is survived by her four children, Anne Marie McKeever(Chris), Maureen Mooney Flood(Kevin), Frank(Erin) and Michael(Donna). She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Michael, Timothy, Patrick, Kevin, Terence, Kevin, Ryan, Nicole, Kerry, Sean and Liam, and four great grandchildren.
Marilyn was the oldest sister to Margie, Mickey, Jack, and her cousin/brother Seamus. She is also survived by a large and loving family of nieces, nephews and cousins, in this country and in Ireland.
Marilyn was born and raised in the Bronx. She was a proud graduate of Aquinas High School,and had lifelong friends from those days.
Marilyn met the love of her life in Rockaway Beach and was married on December 26,1959. They lived in the Bronx, raising their family until their first international adventure took them to Africa in 1967. Upon their return, they settled in Saint James. and lived happily there for over 50 years. Marilyn loved her faith, family and friends. She made a difference in many people’s lives by all of her volunteer work. After her youngest son started school, Marilyn went back to work as the secretary to the principal in the Smithtown School District. Marilyn loved helping both the children and the families in her care. She worked in the schools for 20 years, before returning to travel on land, sea and air with her adventurous husband, always returning to their little piece of paradise in Saint James.
Marilyn was very active, and especially loved to play tennis. Breakfast at Wimbledon was an annual event with her many tennis friends. She was an exercise enthusiast, before it became popular, and could be found every morning in our living room with the Daily Prayer book on the table, and an exercise mat on the floor.
The last few years were hard on mom. The biggest loss being the death of our father 14 months ago. Even though she was incredibly sad, if you were to call or visit her, she would say she was fine, always more interested in you, and quick to change the conversation. Although it wasn’t always easy, her days were made much brighter by the loving care given to her by many people, especially Barbara Germaine in New York, and Sophia Evans in Virginia. Our family is eternally grateful for the both of them. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 17th from 3-7 and her funeral Mass will be Friday, at 10:15 at Sts. Philip and James RC Church, Saint James
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.
And until we meet again mom, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.