William J. Moroney, 74, of Wenham, Mass., died Dec. 16, 2003, following
a brief illness.
Mr. Moroney was a native of Auburn, N.Y., and attended Port Byron
Central School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Niagara
University, a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Syracuse
University and a master’s degree in physics from Northeastern
University. Most of his professional career was in engineering and
In the Korean War, he received a battlefield promotion to first
lieutenant and was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star.
Mr. Moroney was predeceased by his parents, John and Frances
Moroney; his sister, Marie C. Fox; and his brother, John (Jack)
Moroney. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Balloni Moroney, also of
Auburn; his sons, Dr. Paul (Jean) Moroney, Encinitas, Calif.; John
(Sandra) Moroney, Esq., West Peabody, Mass.; his sister, Frances
(Clark) Whited, Brockport, N.Y.; his sister-in-law, Mary Jean Moroney,
Morgantown, W. Va.; and his grandchildren, nieces, nephews and
His funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church,
Topsfield, Mass., on Dec. 22, 2003, with burial in St. Joseph’s
Cemetery, Fleming, N.Y.
Memorials may be made to St. Rose of Lima Church, 12 Park St.,
Topsfield, MA 01983; Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY 14109; or
Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923.