Molloy, Neil J.
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March 15, 2012
Neil J. Molloy, 82, of Siesta Key, Fla. passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
He was born on the isle of Inishfree, Ireland on Oct. 4, 1929. He is survived by his wife Maggie, and five children, Kevin (Laura), Nuala Moran, John (Fran), Anne Doyle (Dave), Tara Sears (Rob), and loving grandchildren whom he adored - Joe, Chris, Morgan, Maggie, Sallie, Abbie, David, and Neil. He is also survived by his sister, Nancy Haftl (Frank) and two brothers-in-law, John Murphy and Oliver Bracken.
Neil was preceded in death by his parents, John and Annie Molloy and sisters, Nuala Murphy and Maureen Endemann.
Neil met the love of his life Maggie in Bray, Ireland. He moved to the United States in 1958, and Maggie joined him later that year. They started their life together in Morristown, NJ. In 1969 he relocated to Michigan and again to Indiana in 1979. He worked for Marsh Supermarkets for several years before starting his own family business, Hoosier Warehouses, Inc. in 1983 which is still in business today. He loved to travel in his retirement and was able to enjoy several trips with his wife Maggie. He had a healthy obsession with watching soccer and his favorite team was Manchester United.
He grew up on a 1-mile square island with 36 families and he carried that sense of family and community with him throughout his life. He wanted to see the good and best in people and brought it out in them. His jokes were infamous and his smile was contagious.
Neil was a member of St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church in Siesta Key, Fla.
A 'Celebration of Life Mass' will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 5394 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL 34242. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at a later date in Greenwood, IN which he called home for 25 years.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Babies' & Children's Garden in care of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church.
Published in Herald Tribune from Mar. 17 to Mar. 19, 2012