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John P. Muldoon Jr. Obituary
John "Jack" P. Muldoon Jr., beloved husband of Marjorie (McAndrews) Muldoon, passed away May 12, 2014, surrounded by family, at South Shore Hospital. Born and raised in Dorchester, Mr. Muldoon was a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross (1952). Following graduation, he entered the Army and served in the Korean War (1952-1954), earning several medals including the combat and infantryman badge. After returning to the states, Mr. Muldoon began a career in sales, spending 34 years with the S.C. Johnson Wax Company. Success in business, however, was always secondary to Mr. Muldoons commitment to community. While living in Dorchester, he was often involved with local politics. Mr. Muldoon was a founding member of the Codman Square Civic Association. He also was a founding member of Millstream A.C. Youth Baseball and instrumental in the development of Neponset Youth Hockey | two organizations in which he coached for several seasons. In fact, the Jack Muldoon Award was presented annually to the Neponset House League Champion. His charitable causes continued when the family moved to Hingham. A daily communicant at St. Pauls Church, Mr. Muldoon served on several of the churchs fundraising committees. He also continued coaching hockey, instructing special needs athletes for the Boston Bear Cubs MA Special Hockey organization. Although he devoted countless hours to volunteerism, his real passion was his family. He and his wife Marjorie, had 10 children, 31 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered as Papa, Papa Jack and Daddys Papa, his sons and daughters will forever remember Kenwood St. block parties, trips to three Olympic Games, vacations to Madison, N.H., and later, winters in Naples, Fla. Mr. Muldoons excitement for celebrating holidays rivaled any childs joy. Christmas grabs, Christmas Eve breakfast with the guys, Easter egg hunts, Fourth of July cookouts, and end-of-the summer lobster bakes, were just a few of the annual events, that he relished. His final family celebration was his 86th birthday, on April 28. However, Mr. Muldoon did not have to travel far, nor needed an occasion, to do what he mastered over his lifetime - conversation. Whether a family member, colleague, neighbor or even a stranger, Mr. Muldoon could ease in and out of conversations, displaying a genuine interest in whatever topic was discussed. His secret was simple - concern and care for others. Mr. Muldoon was the son of the late John P. Muldoon. Sr. and Catherine (Rutledge) Muldoon. He was the brother of the late Gerald Muldoon, Paul Muldoon and Janet Barry. He is survived by his wife Marjorie of 62 years; and his children, Kevin and his wife Patricia of Hingham, Robert and his wife Linda of Braintree, Maryanne of Plymouth, Catherine Pugsley and her husband Stephen of Braintree, Jean McPhee and her husband James of Braintree, Stephen and his wife Donna of Weymouth, Paul and his wife Ann of Mansfield, Jane Burt and her husband Christopher of Plymouth, Julie Quill and her husband John of Norwell and John P. III and his wife Loraine of Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Muldoon also leaves a legacy of 31 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Edward Muldoon and his wife Carol of Hingham. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated in St. Pauls Church, 147 North St., Hingham, Wednesday, May 21, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be at held in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 40 Sea Street (off Rte. 3A-Bicknell Sq.), North Weymouth, Tuesday from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Burial will be at St. Pauls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Boston Bear Cubs, MA Special Hockey, c/o John Quill, 550 Adams St., #204, Quincy, MA 02169, or the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Retirement Fund, 351 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149-3425. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

Published in The Patriot Ledger from May 17 to May 19, 2014
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