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Paul D. Mooney


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Paul D. Mooney Obituary
Paul David Mooney, 70, a resident of Stonehedge Drive in Bennington died unexpectedly Monday August 14, 2017 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

He was born in South Boston, MA on January 23, 1947. He was the son of the late Robert and Agnes (Mallard) Mooney. Paul attended Gilbert and East Windsor High School where he excelled in baseball and football. Following high school he was recruited to play football at Susquehanna University where he played for infamous coach Jim Garrett.

Paul served in the United States Army in Vietnam during the the Tet Offensive and was at the battle of Dak To. Paul returned safely home in 1968 and became actively involved in the anti war counter culture movement. Paul went on to study building and carpentry at Laney College in California. A well-known local builder he owned and operated Paul Mooney and Sons Builders in Bennington.

Paul was dedicated Red Sox fan and sports enthusiast, and one of his greatest joys was coaching and watching his sons play baseball.

Paul was an active member of the community In recent years he assisted in coaching the Mount Anthony Baseball Team, and served on the board of the Sunrise Family Resource Center. As a proud liberal he was dedicated to progressive causes and lived every moment with great passion. Paul was an avid reader, lover of music and the arts. In the words of his brother Bob "above all else Paul was a kind, loving and gentle man". His family was The center of his world.

He is survived by his children, Tori B. Ginnetti of Marlboro, MA, Maura L. Mooney of Schuylerville, NY, Daniel Paul Mooney of Vallejo, California and Shea Robert Mooney of Bennington, VT; four grandchildren, Nathan and Laila Ginnetti and Liam and Hunter Shaw. A sister, Diane Ryan and husband Sam of CT, five brothers, Robert Mooney and his wife Elizabeth of CA, Stephen Mooney and his wife Sharon, Thomas Mooney and Chris Mooney and wife Dawn of CT and Mark Mooney and wife Brenda of Vermont. Along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

SERVICES: A memorial service will be held at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington on Saturday August 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

If friends desire contributions in memory of Paul David Mooney may be to Shea Robert Mooney for his college fund through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net

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Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 16, 2017
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