Deacon John Maloney, who had served at St. Anthony’s parish in Nanuet since his ordination in 1973, died March 7. He was 98.
Deacon Maloney, who was ordained by Cardinal Cooke at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, was actively involved in the sacramental and liturgical life of St. Anthony’s parish. He was engaged in religious education, youth ministry, nursing home and homebound visits, and served as chaplain for the fire department. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Born in Manhattan, he was a graduate of Xavier High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, and a master’s in social work from Fordham University, the Bronx.
Deacon Maloney served with archdiocesan Catholic Charities as CYO director for Staten Island and Westchester County. He was a councilman in the Town of Clarkstown for 36 years.
His daughters, Joan Moran and Patricia Maloney-Titland, and grandchildren, Burke, Freia and Finn Titland, survive him. He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Joan, and his son, Stephen.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated March 15 in St. Anthony, with Auxiliary Bishop Edmund J. Whalen as principal celebrant and Father Joseph J. Deponai, pastor of St. Anthony, as homilist.
Burial was in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Nanuet.