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Saturday, August 8, 2009 Mourns the Passing of Msgr. Thomas Maloney

Monsignor Thomas W. Maloney, 73, Lexington, died at 3:09 a.m. Friday (Aug. 7, 2009) at his home.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington, with the Most Rev. Daniel Jenky, bishop of Peoria, presiding. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

Father Maloney was born March 13, 1936, in Bloomington, the son of Thomas William and Fauntella Rose Brannan Maloney.

He is survived by three sisters, Mary Jean Kraft, Normal; Louise Ralph, Springfield; and Marjorie Handley, Decatur. Uncle Tom has 19 nieces and nephews, 65 great-nieces and nephews and a host of exceptional and very faithful friends, including many relatives in the greater Wapella area.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two nieces and two brothers-in-law.

Father Tom graduated from St. Benedict's College in Atchison, Kan. He was a teacher, principal and superintendent of schools and served six years in the National Guard before entering the seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Atchison, Kan.

After his ordination to the priesthood in 1967, he served as an assistant priest for the Diocese of Peoria at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria, St. Patrick's in Ottawa, St. Monica's in East Peoria and Epiphany in Normal.

Father Maloney was assigned as the pastor of St. Mary's in Lexington and St. Joseph in Chenoa in 1976. He also served as the chaplain for Central Catholic High School for 14 years. He was later appointed pastor of Epiphany Parish in Normal and served there until his retirement in 2002 due to poor health.


Anonymous said...

May the sod lie lightly on Fr. Tom.

Veeman said...

One of the fastest priests to ever say Mass...Sunday or otherwise. May he rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

I always enjoyed conversations with my distant cousin, Fr. Maloney. May he rest in peace.


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