John P. Moroney

Passed away on January 7, 2013

John Patrick Moroney, 52, of Yonkers, died January 7, 2013. J.P. was born in the Bronx on May 9, 1960, and spent much of his childhood in Freehold, NJ. A 1982 graduate of Manhattan College, J.P. worked for many years in acoustical ceiling tile sales. His expertise was well-known throughout his field. His greatest joy was his daughter Caitlin, 25. He enjoyed going out to eat with friends and spending time with his husband, Bob Reilly, at their lake house in Highland Lakes, NJ. He was engaging and incredibly devoted to his family and friends, who affectionately called him “J.” He was predeceased by his father, Thomas J. Moroney Jr., in 2004; his mother, Joan G. Moroney, in 2010; his brother, Dennis G. Moroney, who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001; and his aunt, Clare Moroney, in 2007. Along with Caitlin and Bob, he is survived by five brothers, Patrick, Thomas III and his wife Georgiann, Michael and his husband Albert de Fressine, Kevin and his wife Deborah, Brian and his wife Teresa; a sister-in-law, Nancy; an aunt, Margaret J. Moroney; two nieces, Elizabeth and Megan; and five nephews, Thomas IV, Liam, Brian Jr. and his wife Jessica, Timothy, and Connor. Visiting will be held at Whalen and Ball Funeral Home, 168 Park Avenue, Yonkers, on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at Church of the Sacred Heart, 110 Shonnard Place, Yonkers, on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2013

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Shirley Wagner

January 25, 2013

I am sorry for your loss, I am praying for you and yours, Shirley Wagner

Rosetta Jlelaty

January 25, 2013

I am truly sorry for your loss; I am praying for you, your daughter, and the families, Dodi

craig bowley

January 18, 2013

My thoughts are with you. Craig

Roger Gindi

January 17, 2013

I'm so sorry to learn of JP's passing.

Gary Powers

January 17, 2013

I only heard of J.P.'s passing today. Everyone in the theatre community on Broadway is devastated by this sudden loss to Bob Reilly's partner and family. We all love Bob and our hearts and thoughts are with him now. May your husband rest in sweet peace knowing how loved he was by so many.

Pat Roehrich

January 15, 2013

My sincerest condolences, Bob to you and your family. I only knew JP through your sharing of family stories and it was quite clear that he was loved and cherished. My heart goes out to you at this most difficult time.

Patricia Mazur

January 14, 2013

In loving Memory...

Mary Cahalane

January 12, 2013

Bob, Caitlin, and JP's whole family - you have my deepest sympathies. I was so sorry to hear the sad news today.

JP was a friend of mine in high school. He was always kind and always fun! I was so happy when we were able to reconnect through Facebook, and hoped that we'd have a chance to meet in person again.

He was a wonderful friend. You will all be in my prayers.

Anne Cahalane

January 11, 2013

I am so sad to learn of J.P.'s passing. I had such a huge crush on J.P. in High School, he was my older sister's friend and he was always so nice to her kid sister. You can imagine my surprise when I arrived at The College of Mount St. Vincent to discover JP was a student at Manhattan College! In just the past couple years we reconnected on Facebook and he was as happy, joyful and funny as ever. I was just thinking of him the other day as I still hoped to get to visit and reminisce one day... (I live now near where he grew up) Such heart breaking news. Rest in Peace JP.

Mary Malone

January 11, 2013

Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.

Although it had been many, many years since we'd been in contact, JP held a very special place in my heart. He was my junior prom escort.

I have such wonderful memories of this time in my life; especially when I think back on why and how brother Dennis (my SJV classmate and fellow Freehold YMCA lifeguard) helped orchestrate this plan. We (the entire gang) had a fun and memorable evening; it was a great party.

May you all find comfort and peace in your memories.