OBITUARY

Joseph Francis McAloon

June 4, 1917November 25, 2012

Joseph F. McAloon, 95, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, passed away November 25, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was born in Taunton, Massachusetts. He attended Boston University and served in the U.S. Army in World War 2 as a First Lieutenant in the Medical Administrative Corps. Following military service he enrolled at Northwestern University and earned a Masters Degree in Hospital Administration. He served as Administrative Assistant at Worcester City Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts and in 1950 moved to Florida as a Hospital Consultant for the State of Florida. He supervised the construction of Memorial Hospital, Hollywood and served as its Administrator for 13 years. In 1965 he was appointed Executive Director of Doctors Hospital, Coral Gables and retired after 20 years of service. Mr. McAloon was very active in the allied medical field. He served as President of the Florida Hospital Association and was a member of its Board of Trustees for many years. He was a member of the House of Delegates of the American Hospital Association and was President of the South Florida Hospital Association on two different occasions. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of Blue Cross of Florida for 25 years. He held memberships in many other hospital, civic, and professional organizations. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami and served two terms as President. He moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1989, where he was a communicant at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years, Elizabeth Bell McAloon and his son, Kevin J. McAloon. He is survived by daughter, Margaret (Peggy) Klauk and her husband Fred, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; two sons, Edward J. McAloon, M.D. and his wife Pam, Palm Harbor, Florida, and Fr. Francis X. McAloon, S.J., Ph.D., Fordham University, New York; two brothers, Henry McAloon, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and John McAloon, Taunton, Massachusetts; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be celebrated by his son, Fr. Francis X. McAloon, S.J., on the morning of Thursday, November 29, at 11:00 AM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before mass. Memoriams may be made to The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeast Florida, 5209 San Jose Blvd, Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL, 32207.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 29, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Charles McCool

May 11, 2013

My dear friend Frank-

I just found out about the passing of your father. You have my deepest condolences and sympathy. Your father was quite a man and I see where you get many of your fine qualities.

IHS,

Charles

Frank McAloon

January 1, 2013

Thank you, everyone, for your kind words and prayers. Ned, Peggy, and I are so grateful.

Frank McAloon

December 30, 2012

Thank you, everyone, for your kind words and prayers. Ned, Peggy, and I are so grateful.

Mary O'Connor

December 7, 2012

My deepest condolences. Joe has been a wonderful friend.

Anita and Peter Isaia

November 30, 2012

Dear McAloon Family,
We remember fondly our days at Epiphany and track meets at Columbus when Mark and Kevin ran together. I also remember working for Dad at Doctors' Hospital in 1969. Your father and mother were two dear people whose love of the Lord guided their everyday lives. We extend our sincere condolences to all of you at this time and join in prayer with you.
Sincerely,
Anita and Peter Isaia
Tamarac, Florida

Mary Ellen (Granfield) Benjamin & family

November 29, 2012

Ned, Peggy, Frank and families...my sincerest condolences in the loss of your dad and my Godfather. I have very fond memories of Uncle Joseph with letters written and visits over the years. He will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Neva Settles

November 29, 2012

Peggy, It was such a pleasure to have Mr. McAloon as a neighbor. What an impressive life he had and contributed so much of himself to the world. I was glad to learn more about him in the descriptive obituary. I only wish I had taken more time to talk with him more. I shall miss him very much. Regretfully, I will not be able to attend the mass and reception. Sincerely, Neva Settles

Jayson Landeza

November 29, 2012

Frank, Peggy, Ned and the McAloon family,
Thinking about you at this time of loss. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Doug & Helen Free

November 28, 2012

Your wonderful family has much to remember about your delightful parents. After these sad days, we hope you find consolation in those memories.

Kathleen Gustafson

November 28, 2012

Uncle Joe will be greatly missed. I will miss our frequent phone conversations. He was my Godfather and a joy in my life. My cousins are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.