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MOONEY, Rodney Thomas II

Rodney Thomas Mooney II, CDR, USN (retired) passed away on Wednesday (December 12, 2012) at the age of 86. He is survived by Mary Gelsimino, his companion of many years, and by his five children, Rodney T. "Tom" Mooney III and his wife Holly of Kemah, TX, Theresa Julian and her husband John of Lunenburg, MA, Elizabeth Malone and her husband Michael of Southington, CT, Cynthia Sadowski and her husband Frank of Hebron, CT, and Katherine Korbich and her husband Scott of New Tripoli, PA, and his seven grandchildren Taylor Malone, Erin Malone, Adam Sadowski, Jacob Sadowski, Evelyn Korbich, Chelsea Korbich and Sarah Korbich. Commander Mooney served in the United Sates Navy for twenty-five years during which he saw service on a variety of ships, ranging from a small wooden mine sweeper to a large aircraft carrier. On two occasions while in command of a ship he received an official Letter of Commendation from the Secretary of the Navy. He also served in various staff positions in both the Atlantic and Pacific areas as well as in the Navy Department in Washington, DC, including an assignment on the Staff of an advisory committee to the Secretary of Defense. Following his retirement from the Navy, he was employed for many years as a senior engineer in the Aerospace industry retiring from Hamilton Standard and was a life member of the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi. He held a Radio Amateur license and a Private Pilot License, and was a small boat sailor and a model railroad enthusiast. A favorite activity throughout his life was reading, on a wide and eclectic range of subjects. He was active in a variety of Scottish organizations, was a fellow of the Scottish Society of Antiquaries, was Bard and Honorary Vice President of Clan MacThomas, a life member of Clan Mackintosh and a member of the Clan Chattan Association.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Andover Congregational Church, 359 US Route 6 in Andover. He will be laid to rest in the Andover Congregational Church Cemetery beside his beloved late wife Irene who succumbed to Leukemia in 1986. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the , 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech. Cntr. Rocky Hill, CT. 06067-3045. To sign the online register book go to www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 14, 2012
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