John Patrick Moroney
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AGE: 52 • Yonkers, N.Y.
John Patrick Moroney, 52, of Yonkers, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. J.P. was born in the Bronx on May 9, 1960, and spent much of his childhood in Freehold, NJ. A 1982 graduate of Manhattan College, J.P. worked for many years in acoustical ceiling tile sales. His expertise was well-known throughout his field. His greatest joy was his daughter, Caitlin, 25. He enjoyed going out to eat with friends and spending time with his husband, Bob Reilly, at their lake house in Highland Lakes, NJ. He was engaging and incredibly devoted to his family and friends, who affectionately called him "J."
He was predeceased by his father, Thomas J. Moroney Jr., in 2004; his mother, Joan G. Moroney, in 2010; his brother, Dennis G. Moroney, who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001; and his aunt, Clare Moroney, in 2007. Along with Caitlin and Bob, he is survived by five brothers, Patrick, Thomas III and his wife Georgiann, Michael and his husband Albert de Fressine, Kevin and his wife Deborah, Brian and his wife Teresa; a sister-in-law, Nancy; an aunt, Margaret J. Moroney; two nieces, Elizabeth and Megan; and five nephews, Thomas IV, Liam, Brian Jr. and his wife Jessica, Timothy, and Connor.
Visiting will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Whalen and Ball Funeral Home, 168 Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at the Church of the Sacred Heart, 110 Shonnard Place, Yonkers, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 9, 2013