William E. Maloney

Maloney, William E., 85, died April 13, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Ann M. (Whitley) Maloney. He was the son of the late Dennis G. and Annie C. (Donahue) Maloney. He was the father of Christine M. Anderson and her husband Gary, William A. Maloney and his wife Marcia Clayton, Barbara J. Hartell and her companion Trung Seltzer. He was the 'Pops' to Christopher Hartell and his wife Jennifer, Matthew E. Anderson, Jennifer Christiansen and her husband David, Lindsey Anderson, Bethany Liese and her husband Ryan, and Stephen Hartell. Great grandfather of Aidan and Dillon Hartell, Kaitlyn and soon-to-be Brady Christiansen, and twins Hannah and Madison Liese. He was the brother of the late Thomas and James Maloney.

Bill graduated from LaSalle Academy in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific for two years from 1945 to 1946. He graduated from Brown University in 1949.

Bill was an accomplished trumpet player. He and his brother, Tom, entertained the troops at the Journal Canteen and traveled throughout New England entertaining at the USO's. He was often referred to as the "Harry James of New England."

He was the owner of Gilbert & Maloney Architects and Engineers and Gilbert & Maloney Realty, Inc. His company does surveying throughout the New England area. He also served on the Cranston Planning Commission for 18 years and for 10 years on the Board of Directors of the Cranston YMCA.

Bill received a commendation for being the first person to swim one thousand miles at the R.I. College Recreation Center.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 8:45 a.m. from The Butterfield Home and Chapel, 500 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston followed by a mass of Christian Burial in St. Matthew's Church, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Cranston at 10 a.m. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 16 from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Home & Hospice Care of R.I., 1085 North Main Street, Providence, R.I. 02904 or McAuley House, 622 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, R.I. 02907.

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Michael Paolino - 04/15/2012

Ann and family, I am sorry for your loss. Bill was a Great Mentor and Friend of mine for many years. He will always remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Wallander - 04/16/2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time. I'm sure Giggy welcomed Bill to his new home and both of them are watching down on us. Sov i Ro, Bill

Marie-Elaina DiMaio - 04/16/2012

Dear Nana Anna, Barbara and the entire Maloney Family,
Sending heartfelt sympathy to each of you. Bill will always be remembered as a proud, kind, caring man. I pray that memories of times shared help to bring comfort and PEACE. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jim & Laina XOXO

Jim Goulet - 04/16/2012

Deepest Sympathies for your loss Ann,
May God bless and comfort you,
Your friend from the McAuley House.
Jim Goulet

Deacon Anthony E. Muscatelli, PLS - 04/19/2012

William A. Maloney and Family:

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Bill was one of the first and finest Land Surveyors and remained a friend throughout my career. He was always a gentleman. May God bless you all and guide you through these difficult times. You are all in my prayers.

Ed & Lucille Davidson - 04/19/2012

Deepest sympathies to the Maloney family from an old Planning Comm. friend. God bless you Ann.

Joyce Crabbe Maxwell - 06/28/2012

Dear Ann,
I'm so sorry to hear about Bill. What can I say? Two houses away, you were all practically family! I thought it was so sweet that he always called out "Hi, Doll", and "Bye, Doll". My condolences to the kids.

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