Mollie Maloney Conway of Dunmore passed away peacefully Tuesday evening in Scranton surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Attorney Mark J. Conway.
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Born on April 17, 1964, to the late Eileen Kelly Maloney and Robert Joseph Maloney, she was a long-time resident of Dunmore and a faithful and devoted member of St. Paul's Church in Scranton. Mollie attended St. Paul's School, Scranton Preparatory School and the University of Scranton.
She married the love of her life, Mark, on December 30, 1988, and they celebrated 25 years of marriage this past December.
Mollie spent her life completely devoted to her family, her friends and her community. Her all-encompassing and unceasing love for her husband, her four sons, three daughters and their beloved dog, Quincy was obvious to all who were privileged to have witnessed it. Their homes in Dunmore and Lake Ariel were filled with laughter, kindness, a lot of noise and above all, love. Her enormous generosity was often anonymous in support of food pantries, social services or a friend who was carrying a cross too heavy to bear. She was, at her core, genuine and unafraid to extend her graceful hand without being intrusive to anyone who needed help.
After a stunning cancer diagnosis in October of 2011, Mollie, a very private person, began a journey that she shared with thousands of people. She became a beacon of hope, an example of tremendous strength and a constant reminder of the power of faith.
Mollie was selected as the Scranton Times-Tribune Mother of the Year in May 2013 for her spirit and dedication to her seven children. She received the Tribute to Courage award from the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute in November 2013 for the bravery and tenacity she exhibited as she fought for so many in the battle against cancer. Most recently, she was the honoree in May at this year's record-breaking Coaches vs. Cancer event, where she was recognized for setting a standard for hope and an example for living life.
She is survived by her husband, Mark; her children, Kelly, Philadelphia; Max, Maddie, Jack, Bob, Caroline and Patrick, all at home. Also surviving are her siblings, Sharon Quinn; Brian Maloney and wife, Angela; Tim Maloney and wife, Nancy; Kerry Maloney and wife, Jody; Margi Clark and husband, Brian; Eileen Lyons and husband, Tom; Noreen Rowland; Kelly Lyons and husband, Charlie; Katie Kucharski and husband, Stanley; her second Conway Family, Kim Callejas and husband, Al; Mari Donnelly and husband, Billy; Jack Conway and wife, Susan; Billy Conway and wife, Ann. She was honored to be called Aunt by over sixty nieces and nephews and forty great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Casey Conway; her parents, Eileen Kelly and Robert J. Maloney; her mother- and father-in-law, Marjorie Wenzel and John F. Conway; and her brother-in-law, Doug Rowland.
The Conway family would like to acknowledge and thank the dedicated professionals who extended compassion and exceptional care and support to Mollie over the past two-and-a-half years, specifically, Dr. Lisa Thomas, the entire staffs at Hematology & Oncology and Northeast Radiation Oncology Center, and Dr. Edward Cullen.
A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Church, 1510 Penn Ave., Scranton. Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.
Friends may call today, 4 to 8 p.m., at St. Paul's Church. To offer an online condolence, visit ODonnellfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Coaches vs. Cancer of NEPA, Mollie Conway Memorial, 712 South Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.
Arrangements, Albert P. O'Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge Street, Dunmore.
Albert P O'Donnell Funeral Home
2025 Green Ridge St
Dunmore, PA 18512
Published in Scranton Times from June 26 to June 27, 2014