Brunswick - With sweet sorrow, we announce the passing of William P. Maloney III at home on Friday, May 19, 2023. Bill was the devoted husband of Cathleen Sweeney Maloney for 58 years and beloved father of Christopher Maloney (Anne Henry) of Narberth, PA, Elizabeth Maloney (John Wolbeck) of Wurtsboro, NY, Ann Costantino (John) of Saratoga Springs, NY, Catherine Harrison (Christopher) of Saratoga Springs, NY and William P. Maloney IV (Kimberly) of Ladera Ranch, CA. Bill was predeceased by his father, William P Maloney Jr., mother, Catherine B. Maloney, and his sister, Annetta Maloney. In addition to Cathleen and his five children, he is survived by his grandchildren, John and Ella Costantino, Emma, Cathleen and John Maloney, Finn and Maeve Harrison, Charlotte, Shelby and Flynn Maloney, Shane Suxho, and Wolf and Max Wolbeck, known to all of them as “Papa”. He is also survived by his cousin, Lana Maloney Swanson of Eagle Bridge. A graduate of La Salle Institute, Bill received his BS Degree from Siena College, an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was a Certified Professional Fund Raiser.
In his professional career, he began with American Express where he rose to the position of National Accounts Sales Manager, followed by a 25-year career with Hudson Valley Community College, where he retired as the first Executive Director of the College’s Foundation which he principally helped to establish. Full retirement did not entirely suit Bill, and so in his “retirement years” he worked as Director of Development for La Salle Institute and for Unity House of Troy. He was also a Consultant in Educational Fund Raising and a Licensed Real Estate Agent. Throughout his life, Bill was an active volunteer in many local and national organizations; he was a Eucharist Minister at Sacred Heart Church in Troy, a member of the American Association of Fund Raising Council and a Past Exalted Ruler of the Watervliet Lodge of Elks, later transferring to the Troy Lodge. He was an elected official in the Town of North Greenbush and later served on the Town Zoning Board of Appeals. He served on the Boards of Sacred Heart School, Children and Family Services, the Troy YMCA, the Margaret Howland Summer Program and was a founding Director of the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation. He was a proud veteran of the US Army, receiving the Commendation Medal and marksmanship medals.
Born and raised in South Troy, Bill (or “Billy” as he was known in the old neighborhood and to his children) was a gifted storyteller, often regaling his family with tales of youthful adventures such as fishing in the Poestenkill, wartime scrap drives and using his allowance to take the city bus to Cohoes to go horseback riding. He spent his formative years as an apprentice to Frank Peck at Peck’s Butcher Shop on Congress St. Bill loved instilling that same sense of adventure in his children, and everyday activities and family vacations often involved some mild degree of jeopardy, real or imagined, which was invariably resolved only through the heroic efforts of all involved. His family was the most important part of Bill’s life and through his deep and abiding commitment to his family, he imbued them each with the values of love, compassion, faith and honesty. Bill was an avid golfer and gourmet cook, enjoyed carpentry and skiing, loved to laugh and told some the best “Dad” jokes ever delivered at a dinner table. He always looked forward to the annual Christmas Dinner, which he cooked for his entire family using gourmet recipes that he had researched throughout the year, and during which he performed “skits” in which he imitated celebrity chefs. A man of great faith, Bill had a strong lifelong connection to the Catholic church, first as an altar boy at St. Joseph’s
where he was often on the altar for the 5:15 am Mass, and then as a long-time parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, where he was married, had all his children baptized, and will have his funeral Mass.
His family would like to express their appreciation to the care providers at the VA Hospital, St. Peter’s ALS, Community Hospice, particularly Paul Wain, his wonderful neighbors, particularly John and Katie Marschilok, and Father Winston Bath, who visited Bill the day before his passing to administer last rites. Bill’s family would also express their particular gratitude to his at-home care aides, Jackie Austin, and most especially, Wayka Bermudez, who was with Bill and his family at the time of his passing.
Friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home on Monday, May 22, 2023 from 4-7. There will be a Mass of Christian burial at Sacred Heart Church in Troy at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 that will be co-celebrated by Rev. Winston Bath and Rev. John Yanas. Arrangements are by the Bryce Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s
Cemetery Troy at a later date. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make donations to the The Community Hospice (Gift Processing Center) 310 S. Manning Blvd. Albany, NY 12208.
The Community Hospice (Gift Processing Center)
310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany NY 12208