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Robert Mooney

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Robert G. Mooney 1922 - 2011 WINDSOR Robert G. Mooney, 89, of Windsor, died Friday, June 24, 2011. Bob was born Jan. 17, 1922, in Medford, Mass. A graduate of Suffolk University, he completed graduate work at Boston College. He was a lifelong lover of classical music and opera, which sustained him until his final breath. He served as an investigator for the federal government until his retirement. Bob was active in fundraising efforts for the United Way. He served his community as church council chairman, town zoning commission member, and state gaming commission appointee. He fought with distinction in Europe during World War II, earning the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart for the wounds he suffered during the Roer River crossing. He also fought for civil rights and equal justice, volunteering to monitor polls in the South as part of the Voting Rights Act during the dangerous struggles of the 1960's. He was best known, however, for his unconditional love, acceptance of others, and the patience and kindness that epitomized his life. These are the gifts he passed on to his beloved spouses, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and to all those who had the good fortune to know him. "Poppy" will be especially missed by his wife, Alma; his children, Robert and Elizabeth, Paul, Diane and Sam, Steve and Sharon, Tom, Mark and Brenda, and Chris and Dawn; his grandchildren, Erin and Carlton, Brendan, Tori and Mike, Maura and Aubrey, Tess, Matt, Spencer, Daniel, Madeline, Jacob, Jessica, Colin, Emma, Lauren, Shea and Dylan; his great-grandchildren, Damik, Mia, Aysia, Ari, Ella, Robbie, Liam, Nathan, Hunter and Laila; his stepchildren, Kim and Greg, Chris and Joan; stepgrandchildren, Rebecca, James, Jason; and step-great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Aden, Kaylee, and Emily. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Agnes Mallard Mooney; by his brother, Joseph Paul "Unc," and by his sister, Katherine. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services were held Monday, June 27. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United Way of Central & Northeastern Connecticut, 30 Laurel St., Hartford, CT 06106. For online condolences, please visit www.bassingerdowdfh.com

Published in Bennington Banner on June 29, 2011
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