Vincent (Vin) F. Maloney Obituary
Vin Maloney was born on January 22, 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts. He passed onto Eternal Life on November 8, 2021, at the age of 94 in Haddam, Connecticut.
Vin was the son of Helen and Leo Maloney of Neponset, MA. He was one of nine siblings. Vin attended St. Ann’s School in Neponset. In high school he enlisted in the Navy and proudly served his country for twenty years. During World War II he was stationed in the Pacific and later continued his service at Squantum Naval Air Base and South Weymouth Naval Air Station. After retiring from the Navy he went to work for the US Post Office and retired from the West Roxbury office.
He married his beloved wife Helen (Yakavonis) in 1950. They lived in South Boston where they raised their two children, Janet and John. They later moved to West Roxbury where he and his wife lived until her death in 2018. He later relocated to Haddam, CT.
Vin was a talented baseball player and an avid Boston sports fan. During his time in the Navy, he was offered contracts with several major league teams but ultimately felt a calling to serve his country. He was a die-hard Red Sox fan who lived to see the team break the curse.
Vin was predeceased by his wife Helen of 68 years. He was the loving father of Janet F. Roemer and her husband John of Stamford, CT, and John P. Maloney and his wife Dr. Louise M. of Chester, CT. “Pasey” was a devoted grandfather of John Robert and Joseph Roemer, and Devin Maloney; a loving great grandfather of John Edward, Meghan, Alexis, and Hailey Roemer. He is survived by his sisters Eileen Walsh of South Weymouth, MA and Janet Shaughnessy of Neponset. His siblings John, Leo “Bunny,” Jimmy, Helen “Sis,” Bernadette, and Mary Therese predeceased Vin.
Funeral from Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA on Saturday, November 13. Visiting hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Holy Name Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment immediately at St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vin’s memory to the VA Boston Healthcare System, ATTN: Voluntary Service (135), 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132. Please note that the donation is for general post fund (GPF) 5101—Veterans General Welfare Account—West Roxbury Campus. Please send acknowledgements to Janet Roemer 25 Forest Street 11L, Stamford, CT 06901.
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