Charles "The Golfer" Mooney, 88, of Harwichport, passed away Friday, July 27 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Brockton. He was the husband of the late Eugenia (Owens) Mooney. Born in Boston, he grew up and was educated in Brookline. Mr. Mooney was in the 45th Infantry Division of the United States Army in World War II. He received three purple hearts and a bronze star. He was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service in Milton. Mr. Mooney continued with the postal service in South Carolina, where he initiated the substance abuse program for employees. Upon retirement he moved to Harwich, where he enjoyed playing golf at the Cranberry Valley Golf Course. Mr. Mooney was known for his humor, bubbling personality and love for life. Charlie was a warm and caring man who will be truly missed by all. Mr. Mooney is survived by his daughter Stephanie (Rae) Church of West Bridgewater; two grandchildren Amanda Church of West Bridgewater, Andrew Church and his wife Erin Church of Bridgewater; niece Marie Caruso and husband Tom Caruso of Holden, niece Christine Mooney of Arlington; and four great- grandchildren. Visiting hours were held at the Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 260 Main St., W. Harwich, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a prayer service. Burial followed at Mass National Cemetery Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to VA Hospital Hospice/ Pallative Care, 940 Belmont St., Brockton MA 02403, attn. Frank Collins or Old Colony Hospice, One Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368.
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Published in The Cape Codder from July 31 to Aug. 7, 2012