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Goble Funeral Home

22 Main Street, Sparta, NJ

OBITUARY

Francis J. Mooney

August 3, 1926July 24, 2019
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SPARTA – Francis J. Mooney (Frank) passed peacefully to eternal life on July 24th surrounded by his family. He was staying at the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice for Hope home and cared for by many compassionate & kind staff in a beautiful home, overlooking a horse farm in Fredon.

Born in Astoria, Queens, to Edward J. & Anna (Vochak) Mooney, he enlisted in the Navy at 17 years old and was a First Class Seaman on a destroyer escort in the Pacific during WWII. In addition to 6 Bronze Stars, he received a Unit Commendation Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, American Theater Medal and a Victory Medal. He was very proud of serving our country and rarely left home without wearing his baseball cap, which showed the name of his ship, the “USS Lake DE 301”.

After the war, he worked as a pressman for Eveready Label Corp., where he learned the business from the ground up and became one of the top salesmen in the company. When the company closed, he started his own business and served his customers until he was in his 80s.

Frank married his first wife, Lorraine Holden Mooney in 1950 and moved to Sparta in 1960, where they raised 4 children: Walter, Michael, Marianne and Peter. Frank was an active member of Our Lady of the Lake Church as an usher and volunteered at the church carnival for many years. Frank and Lorraine were involved in the community and started the Sussex Spinners, a square-dancing group during the 1980’s.

While looking for services for their son, Peter, Frank and Lorraine were introduced to SCARC. Lorraine joined the SCARC Foundation Board and Frank was asked to serve on the Guardianship Board in 1991. He was SCARC Guardianship Board President from 1995-1997 and became an emeritus member in 2013. After Lorraine passed, Frank established The Mooney Fund with donations given in her memory. The fund has provided assistance to guardianship clients in need. His son, Peter currently resides in the Newton Group Home and has been a resident since 1981.

During the year after Lorraine’s passing, Frank attended bereavement group meetings at Newton Hospital where he was fortunate to meet Eileen Broesder who had also lost her spouse. Love took over and Frank & Eileen married in 1996. They spent many years traveling, going on cruises and enjoying their time together.

Frank and Eileen continued to be involved with SCARC by volunteering at events such as the Walkathon, the Radiothon and sitting at the SCARC Fair Booth during the State Fair. According to Linda McConville, former Guardianship CEO, “Frank was the person who always had a smile or a joke for everyone.” Richard C. Lecher, Ph.D., President and CEO of SCARC said, “Frank was a man of honor and had great energy for his son, Peter, and everyone at SCARC. We are proud to have had Frank as an integral part of SCARC leadership and organization.”

Frank is pre-deceased by his first wife, Lorraine Holden Mooney, his sister Audrey McBrearty and brother, Edward. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Broesder Mooney, his children: Walter and his wife Karen of Houston, TX, Michael and his wife Barbara of Sparta, Marianne Mooney of Andover and Peter Mooney of Newton. He has six grandchildren: Erin, Angela, Michelle, Sarah, Ryan and Sean and four great-grandchildren: Spencer, Harper, Dilynn and Kenna. His family and friends will sorely miss his smile and warm heart.

Friends are invited to celebrate his life on Sunday, July 28, 2019, from 4-8pm at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 29, 2019 at10:00am at Our Lady of the Lake RC Church, 294 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ, Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Franklin, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: SCARC Guardianship Services, Karen Ann Quinlan Center of Hope Hospice – Haven Program (which helps families in need to stay at the center) or the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, July 29, 2019
  • Interment Monday, July 29, 2019

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Theresa McChesney Concannon

July 26, 2019

I will forever and always remember the Mooney home as a wonderful and welcoming place. Frank and Lorraine made all feel so welcome.
I consider it a treasure to have all those wonderful days , and memories , of growing up with “ the Sagamore gang”.
My deepest sympathies and condolences to all of you. Pat and I will always consider you family . Our prays are with you all. We are here for you💔

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Biography

Born in Astoria, Queens, to Edward J. & Anna (Vochak) Mooney, he enlisted in the Navy at 17 years old and was a First Class Seaman on a destroyer escort in the Pacific during WWII. In addition to 6 Bronze Stars, he received a Unit Commendation Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, American Theater Medal and a Victory Medal. He was very proud of serving our country and rarely left home without wearing his baseball cap, which showed the name of his ship, the “USS Lake DE 301”.

After the war, he worked as a pressman for Eveready Label Corp., where he learned the business from the ground up and became one of the top salesmen in the company. When the company closed, he started his own business and served his customers until he was in his 80s.

Frank married his first wife, Lorraine Holden Mooney in 1950 and moved to Sparta in 1960, where they raised 4 children: Walter, Michael, Marianne and Peter. Frank was an active member of Our Lady of the Lake Church as an usher and volunteered at the church carnival for many years. Frank and Lorraine were involved in the community and started the Sussex Spinners, a square-dancing group during the 1980’s.

While looking for services for their son, Peter, Frank and Lorraine were introduced to SCARC. Lorraine joined the SCARC Foundation Board and Frank was asked to serve on the Guardianship Board in 1991. He was SCARC Guardianship Board President from 1995-1997 and became an emeritus member in 2013. After Lorraine passed, Frank established The Mooney Fund with donations given in her memory. The fund has provided assistance to guardianship clients in need. His son, Peter currently resides in the Newton Group Home and has been a resident since 1981.

During the year after Lorraine’s passing, Frank attended bereavement group meetings at Newton Hospital where he was fortunate to meet Eileen Broesder who had also lost her spouse. Love took over and Frank & Eileen married in 1996. They spent many years traveling, going on cruises and enjoying their time together.

Frank and Eileen continued to be involved with SCARC by volunteering at events such as the Walkathon, the Radiothon and sitting at the SCARC Fair Booth during the State Fair. According to Linda McConville, former Guardianship CEO, “Frank was the person who always had a smile or a joke for everyone.” Richard C. Lecher, Ph.D., President and CEO of SCARC said, “Frank was a man of honor and had great energy for his son, Peter, and everyone at SCARC. We are proud to have had Frank as an integral part of SCARC leadership and organization.”

Frank is pre-deceased by his first wife, Lorraine Holden Mooney, his sister Audrey McBrearty and brother, Edward. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Broesder Mooney, his children: Walter and his wife Karen of Houston, TX, Michael and his wife Barbara of Sparta, Marianne Mooney of Andover and Peter Mooney of Newton. He has six grandchildren: Erin, Angela, Michelle, Sarah, Ryan and Sean and four great-grandchildren: Spencer, Harper, Dilynn and Kenna. His family and friends will sorely miss his smile and warm heart.


Friends are invited to celebrate his life on Sunday, July 28, 2019, from 4-8pm at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: SCARC Guardianship Services, Karen Ann Quinlan Center of Hope Hospice – Haven Program (which helps families in need to stay at the center) or the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research.