James Morgan Mooney
James Morgan Mooney, 74, of Newtown, died peacefully May 31, surrounded by his loving family.
His wife of 54 years, Adele Johnson Mooney; his daughter Adele Mooney McCarthy, and her husband Robert, and children Morgan, Bridget and Robert, of Roxbury; son James Mooney, and his wife Julie, and children James and Jacqueline, of Newtown; daughter Kathleen Mooney Cardillo, and her husband Phil, and son Liam, of Trumbull; and niece Regina Anne Barnard Bobroske, and husband Ted, and children Elizabeth and Teddy, of Easton, survive him.
Mr Mooney began his career as a Bridgeport police officer, became a Connecticut State Trooper, and rose to the rank of captain. He also served as the head of security for the University of Bridgeport.
He devoted much of his life in service to the town of Newtown, including the roles of selectman, serving on the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association, and as chief of the Ambulance Corps of Volunteers. Later in life, he was asked to serve as a member of the board for the Newtown Ambulance, which included oversight of the construction of the new garage.
Mr Mooney was most proud of his roles as husband, father and grandfather.
Friends and family may call on Friday, June 3, from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm, at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, on Saturday, June 4, at 1 pm. Interment in Newtown Village Cemetery will follow.
A reception will be held at a place to be announced. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mr Mooney's life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 344, Newtown CT 06470, or Ann's Place, 80 Saw Mill Road, Danbury CT 06810.
To leave an online condolence visit honanfh.com.