COHOES William F. Maloney, “Muck” entered into eternal rest after a long illness on June 7, 2021.
Bill was the son of Sylvester and Grace Lavin Maloney, proudly residing in Cohoes his entire life. He was a graduate of the LaSalle Institute, Russell Sage College, and proudly obtained a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina. He proudly served in the United States Navy in the Aviation Squadron.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Maribeth Foley Maloney; by his six cherished daughters, Erin Shuholm (Craig) from Cincinnati, Ohio, Kristin Peterson, (Bryan) Brookfield, MA, Kara Scott, (Robert), Athens, NY, Shaelah Linquist, Athens, NY, Kali Maloney (Andrew King), Latham, NY, Meighan Maloney (Daniel Cracco) Latham, NY. He is also survived by his adored grandchildren, Olivia and Blake Shuholm, Gillian and Hayden Peterson, Samantha and Rob Scott, Alyssa and Shannon Linquist; also survived by his siblings, Grace Simmons (Ray) of PA, Kenneth Maloney, Cohoes, and Owen Maloney (Dorothy) Belchertown, MA and predeceased by his cherished sister, Katherine Keefe (Daniel) and his sister-in-law, Wilma Maloney.
Bill was lucky enough to enjoy many lifelong friendships, the best of which was with his best friend, Willie Shea, whom he loved like a brother. A special thank you to his niece, Amy Keefe, whom he loved like his 7th daughter. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Bill was so proud of his Irish heritage, growing up in “Bunker Hill,” surrounded by a large extended Irish family, playing football in Sunset Park, swimming and fishing the “swift ditch,” so many wonderful summers raising his children at Loon and Mountain Lakes. Later in life, Bill enjoyed all his grandchildren’s activities and spending much quality time with them all. He loved traveling to all parts of the world but Ireland and Australia held a special place in his heart. “Until we meet again…”
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bill’s family Saturday from 2-5 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 105 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes.
Those wishing to remember Bill in a special way may make contributions to the Cohoes High School Girls’ Basketball Program, 1 Tiger Circle, Cohoes, NY 12047.