William F Maloney (Bill), 85 of Peoria, AZ, closed his eyes on this world & opened them in the next, on July 31, 2017. He was immediately, re-united with his wife Agnes, seeing the love of his life for the very 1st time; Bill was totally blind. Their reunion was witnessed by his brother Jack, son Patrick, & daughters Colleen & Diane Maloney. His stone-hard determination, resilience, unwavering faith and eternal sense of humor, let Bill live a very full life. Injured as a paratrooper, 82nd Airborne, he went on to be successful in the field of sales. Bill & Aggie with their 6 kids, relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona from Ohio in 1973, where he became the only Blind Real Estate agent in the country. Partnering with his wife Agnes, their success was touted by local newspapers & TV Stations, for 30 years. Joined by their daughter Mary in 1985, they invented the 1st Real Estate “Team”… “The Maloney’s”: the team lives on to this day, through Mary & brother Mike. Bill is survived by brother Tom, children Mary, Maureen & Mike Maloney, 10 grandchildren & 4 Great-Grandchildren. Join us in celebrating his life this weekend: Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 P.M. on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018., where he will be laid to rest with Aggie. Reception will follow. (flowers sent to funeral home)
Your father was a great man and will be missed. He did a great job raising you and was very proud of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Your childhood friend and shipmate,
Posey Moore Nash
A life fully lived.May God bless and keep each of you.
I’m so sorry for your loss Mary. You and your family are in my thoughts. I love you sweet friend. He is in a very peaceful place watching over all of you. Love Shawna,Ryan and Dominic Rodriguez
To the Maloney family: my deepest sympathy on the passing of your wonderful dad. His obituary is written so beautifully, the immense love and respect you had for him is so apparent in this script. I remember so well his children walking arm and arm through the neighborhood with him and how full my heart was when I saw you. Thank you for sharing his life with us in this beautiful memorial of a life well lived and full of love, success and adventure. Thank you for all the years of being good neighbors. God bless you all.
Much love, Cat Stulik
Sr. Mary Michael Burns ("Gert" and "Gov")
Mary Kate, Maureen, and Michael. Please know that Sr. Therese and I will be with you on Friday and Saturday in Spirit. Ever since you called on Monday , Mary Kate we have had him in our prayers and the prayers of the Community. What a joy for Aggie to be with him again.Pat has sent you a Perpetual enrollment in the Elizabeth Seton Guild. Therese and I sent our Masses to be offered at Elizabeth Seton Convent. Peace and love to all of you .Sr. Mary Michael and Sr. Therese Burns. PS I think when Bill meets Our Blessed Mother, he will ask for the Lourdes Hymn…Immaculate Mary. Every time we were together he asked us to sing that!
Kim and Laura Swesey
To all the Maloney’s……….We have such fond memories of going over to Bill and Aggies house when our children were young. Aggie always thought we needed to be fed and took our kids under her wing as she did me when she found my mom had just passed. Christmas eves at the Maloneys was always so fun we are so proud to be part of the Maloney extended family. They are an incredible Bunch!!!!
Suzanne Ripley and Jazzy Giersch
Mike, many Blessings to you and your family!!
Tilla, Lee and Seth LaRue
Mary and family,
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts, heart and prayers. We will miss Bill he was an awesome man full of life and humor. Loved his stories while visiting AZ.
Love Tilla, Lee and Seth LaRue
Mary and family –
Your father was such a fun, lively man. I know how much you will miss him. The ultimate Irishman. I loved going to Irish pubs with your folks back in the 80s. He is with his beloved wife now and will look down on you all with a big smile.
Thank you first for your service. As a prior military member, I honor you for your service. Your determination to not let your injury stop you shows.
Your family loves you and it shows.