John Maloney

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MALONEY, JOHN F. John Francis Maloney, age 89, of Oxford, the beloved husband of the late Regina Danehy Maloney, entered into rest on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Golden Hill Health Care of Milford after a long illness. He was born in New Haven on September 7, 1924, the son of the late Louis J. and Geraldine Healey Maloney. John was a retired engineer with Avco Lycoming of Stratford where he had worked for many years. He grew up in Hamden, CT and has been an Oxford resident for 50 years. John was a graduate of Hamden High School and Southern Connecticut State University. John served in the US Army Air Corps, 8th Air Force, 92nd Bomb Group during World War II aboard a B17 from November 4, 1942 to October 29, 1945. He held the rank of T/Sgt and was a turret gunner and was shot down over Germany and was a POW for 16 months. He enjoyed doing many projects over the years, including building his own GYRO-Copter, fly baby plane and a cabin cruiser in the basement of his home. John was an avid reader and a mechanic all his life and enjoyed working with his hands. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. His loving family includes his daughters, Meg Wallian and her companion Kirk Maxwell of Oxford and Kathleen Maloney of Oxford and his son John B. Maloney and his wife Karen of Beacon Falls and his twin sister Elizabeth Bush of California and a sister-in-law Rosalie Danehy of West Haven and four cherished grandchildren, John B. Maloney, Erin Collins, Diane Maloney and Patrick Maloney, five cherished great-grandchildren Chloe Maloney, Chase Ruskowski, Gabriel Collins, Jack Maloney and Nathan Collins and several nieces and nephews and he was predeceased by his best friend “Kelly”. Springtime interment in Mountain Meadows Cemetery with full military honors accorded. There will be no calling hours. Memorial gifts in John’s memory may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111 or Town of Oxford Animal Shelter, 489 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478. The Miller-Ward Funeral Home is compassionately caring for the family. To light a virtual candle or leave online condolences please visit


Published in The New Haven Register on Mar. 10, 2014
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