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William M. Maroney

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BENNINGTON -- William M. Maroney, 56, a resident of North Branch Street, Bennington, died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at his residence.

Born in Bennington Jan. 21, 1947, he was the son of the late Norbert J. and Elizabeth (Brown) Maroney. He received his education at St. Francis de Sales Academy and was a 1965 graduate of the former Bennington Catholic High School. He later graduated from the University of Vermont in Burlington with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. In earlier years he was a member of the Vermont National Guard.

Mr. Maroney married the former Donna Berry at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bennington on Oct. 20, 1973.

In earlier years Mr. Maroney was employed as a manufacturing supervisor at Vermont Tissue Company and at General Cable in North Adams, Mass. and Pownal, as a shift supervisor. From 1985 to 2002 he was a field engineer for Pizzagalli Construction of South Burlington.

He was very proud of his work on various jobs such as the Co-Generation building at Williams College, the science building at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., the Omya PX building in Florence, the Middlebury Waste Water Treatment Plant, the Omya Rail car wash in Florence, the Tannersville Waste Water Treatment plant in New York City, the Grand Gorge, N.Y. waste water treatment plant, the Watrus water treatment plant in Bear Creek, Pa., the Crystal Lake water treatment plant in Mountaintop, Pa., the Omya spray dryer building in Florence, the Dodge Falls hydroelectric plant in Woodsville, N.H., the NYCO New Products plant in Willsboro, N.Y. the Elmira, N.Y. waste water treatment plant and the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.

Mr. Maroney was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1332 in Bennington.

He enjoyed visiting with friends, watching the cardinals in his bird feeder and he was an avid fan of horse racing, the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Yankees and the New York Giants.

Survivors include his wife Donna Berry Maroney of Bennington; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Patrick Maroney of Bennington, George and Maureen Maroney of Cambridge, N.Y., John and Susan Maroney of Buskirk, N.Y.; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Jerry Jepson of Bennington; his mother-in-law, Martha Berry of Bennington; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, two great nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Saturday, June 26 at 10 a.m. where the burial office with Holy Eucharist will be offered by Rev. Arthur Kingdon, rector.

At the request of Mr. Maroney there will be no calling hours.

Following the funeral service a reception will be held at the parish hall at St. Peters. Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery where committal services will be held Saturday following the reception.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Maroney may be made to his wife Donna through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201 where they will be used to create a memorial in her husband’s memory.
Published in Bennington Banner from July 23 to July 24, 2003
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