Patrick Noel Moloney, born in Limerick City, Ireland, passed away from complications from pancreatic cancer on May 14. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth for 50 years, father of five and grandfather of seven, with another grandchild due in August. His brother, William, and sister, Moira, predeceased him in Ireland.
Mr. Moloney was an inveterate sportsman, with a particular interest in hurling, rowing, Irish football, and all forms of Gaelic games. He was an avid golfer, or as he would say, “hacker,” and had his first hole in one at Hampton Hills Golf Club on July 2, 2013, while in the midst of chemotherapy treatment.
He was a member of the New York Athletic Club for 25 years, the Shamrock Golf Club for 35 years, the Smithtown Landing Men’s Golf Association for 41 years, and a lifetime overseas member of the Ballybunion Golf Club in County Kerry, Ireland.
Mr. Moloney founded Independent Investors, Inc., in 1983 after spending 25 years in the fiduciary division at Chemical Bank. He and his wife Elizabeth founded The Moloney Family Foundation in 2013 to further their philanthropic ideals.
“He was a true Irishman but never forgot what the United States meant to him,” said the family. “He will be missed by so many.”
A funeral Mass was held at St. Andrews R.C. Church in Sag Harbor on May 17.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to the SCA Indian Province, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, or the Lustgarten Foundation.