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James P. "Jim" Mooney LTC-Army retired

James P. "Jim" Mooney LTC-Army retired
  • July 14, 1932 - December 12, 2017
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
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“Patti, Paula and Mooney Family, I was so saddened to hear the news of your dad's passing. Many great times were spent on Bellevue Ave. Sending my...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Patti (Hodgson) Silva - FL

“I was surprised and saddened to hear from my Dad about Jim's passing.Jim and Claire were my parents friends during their long Army Ordnance Corps...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Jim Garcia - Westford, MA

“As the member of John and Millie Garcia's family who was closest to the age of Jim and Claire Mooney's children, I saw their 7-member family as a...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Tim Garcia - Wethersfield, CT

“Jim and Claire Mooney were our long term precious members of our extended Military family for over 64 years. We are proud to have known them and...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: John and Millie Garcia - VA

“Claire, So sorry to hear of your husband's passing. I offer you and your family my heartfelt sympathy. Respectfully, Sheila TigheZ ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Sheila Tighe - Melrose, MA

“We are so sorry for your great loss. Jim was one in a million, a wonderful man. Jim and the Mooneys were my second family, all wonderful! Jim will...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: JOYCE HUNNEMAN - MA

“To all of the Mooney family, I am so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers and those of my family. Nancy Melanson ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Nancy Melanson - Peabody, MA

“Mike, Laura and family, My deepest condolences to you for the passing of Mr. Mooney, he was a sweet man. He will be missed by all...Lily ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Lily Houghton - Townsend, MA

“Dear Claire and Family,Our sincere condolences on the occasion of Jim going home to God. He was truly a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor and...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Mark Flint - Melrose, MA

“Mare, Mrs. Mooney & Family,I'm so sorry for your loss. I know Mr. Mooney was such a great person and from all of the stories Mary Kate has told me,...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Michele Price - EAST ORLEANS, MA

“So very sorry for your loss, Michael, Laura & Alyssa. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord Jesus Christ wrap his loving arms around his...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Diane Murano - Malden, MA

“My condolences to the entire family. ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Mark Cerasuolo - Ashburnham, MA

“Dear Claire;I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a terrific person and will be missed by your entire family. I am unable to attend his...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Paul Keeley - Windham, NH

“Jim was one of our leaders in the Class of 1950 at Saint Clement's. Today I have a heart. My condolences to Claire and family. ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Edward Fitzgerald Jr. - Arlington, MA

“Claire and FamilyIt saddens me to have heard of Jim's passing, my deepest condolences. Jim was and always will be remembered fondly.Tony & Denise...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Claire,My deepest condolences to you and your family. Jim was a great man. I will always remember him with fond memories while living next door...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Valerie Capone - Melrose, MA

“My deepest sympathy to Claire and her family. ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Thomas Gunn - Billerica, MA

“Deepest sympathy to Claire and family. Jim is now pain free.May he Rest in peace ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Mary O'leary - Melrose, MA

“Dear Claire and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a wonderful man. I hope all of your wonderful memories keep him alive in your...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Diane Turner - Melrose, MA

St Patrick's Day parade in Naples FL....just one of the amazing memories made over the years “Love and hugs to everyone. I am so glad everyone inherited his warmth. His hugs were the best. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: jean mooney - Weymouth, MA

“with deepest sympathy to the Mooney, family Jim was a great funny guy rest in peace watch over that big beautiful family love ...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: anne ramette - wakefield, MA

“Kerry and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the entire family. Jim was a wonderful man and a great friend to those who had the honor to know...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: David Lynch - Melrose, MA

“Over the years we have certainly shared many meals-including those crazy birthday parties with the silly hats, etc. Our many years of dinner parties...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Janet "Jan" Surette-Mills - Bath, NH

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague

James P. "Jim" Mooney, LTC-Army retired, of Melrose, died at his home surrounded by his family on Dec. 12, 2017 at the age of 85. Jim was the beloved husband of Claire M. (Tivnan) Mooney for 60 years. Loving father of Patricia E. Lambert & her husband A.J., Paula A. Smith & her husband Robert, Michael J. Mooney & his wife Laura, all of NH, Mary Kate Perrotti & her husband David of Melrose and Sean D. Mooney & his wife Shawntel of OK. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Anthony, Christopher, James, Nicholas, Steven, Alyssa, Andrea, Brian, Julie, Caitlin and Colleen. Great grandfather of Lyla & Lorenzo. Special Papa of Gately & Nevaeh. Caring brother of the late Charles, William, Edward and Louise Mooney and Mary Rogers. Brother in law of Robert Tivnan & his late wife Sheila and the late Edward Tivnan & his late wife Andrea.

Jim was born on July 14, 1932. He was the youngest child of Patrick and Mary Ellen and brother to Charlie, Mary, Billy, Eddie and Louise. He was raised in Somerville and graduated from St. Clements High School, Class of 1950. Upon graduation, Jim enlisted in the United States Army where he climbed the ranks, retiring in 1972 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Jim received many accolades throughout his military career, including the Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star, and Meritorious Service Medal.

While home one weekend to attend a friend's wedding, Jim met the love of his life, Claire Marie Tivnan. Jim and Claire were married on April 19, 1958. Their 60+ years together were filled with love, family, faith and a lot of military moving! Each of their five children were born in different states where Jim was stationed.

After retiring from the Army, Jim went ... READ MORE →