July 10, 1955 - September 12, 2021
William P. Maloney Jr, 66, of Hamilton passed away on Sunday September 12, 2021, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, NJ.
Born in Trenton, NJ, Bill was a lifelong area resident. A 1973 graduate of St. Anthony’s High School, he was a dedicated employee of 37 years with the State of NJ Motor Vehicle Commission retiring in 2010.
Bill was a Deadhead with a voracious love of music, a passion he shared with his sons. “Wee” as he was known in his youth, loved music, attending well over 100 concerts, and was passionate about his Irish culture and history.
Bill was a walking book of knowledge who loved reading and always had a book with him. He was always ready to debate anyone about politics, music or Irish history and thoroughly enjoyed verbal sparring. To the dismay of his debating opponents, he was rarely wrong on the informative facts that left his lips!
A fan of the Yankees and Giants, Bill cheered for his teams win or lose (GO Yankees!)
A Friend of Bill W. since 1987, Bill had a positive impact on many lives and was fondly known around “the rooms” as “Motor Vehicle Bill”, “the Mayor” and “the Great Irish Gentlemen.” Bill was a compassionate, loving man who always had a kind word and left a positive impression on everyone who met him.
He will be greatly missed by his children, family, and friends.
Predeceased by his parents, William P. Maloney Sr. and Joan (Petry) Maloney, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Joyce K. Reister and Gerald D. Laird Sr. and step-father-in-law Fred W. Reister.
He is survived by his sons Sean G. Maloney and Liam L. Maloney, step – daughter Sarah (Chris) Belviso – Howard; loving soul-mate and former wife Deborah Laird Maloney; siblings Patrick (Ingrid) Maloney, Michael (Toni) Maloney, Mary Kate Maloney, Margaret (Anthony) Cowell, and David (Melissa) Petry; brother-in-law, Gerald (Linda) Laird; grandchildren Seraphina “Ella,” Lucia “Lucie,” and Finnegan “Finn” Howard; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home located at 30 Yardville-Allentown Rd, Yardville, NJ. Funeral service will begin at 12:00pm. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Alcoholics Anonymous, World Service: 475 Riverside Drive, Floor 11, New York, NY 10115 / www.aa.org, or Amnesty International: 311 W 43rd Street, 7th floor, New York, NY 10036 / www.amnestyusa.org. or donations can be made to benefit his sons’- made payable to Deborah Laird Maloney, c/o Buklad-Merlino Memorial Home, 2141 S. Broad St., Trenton NJ, 08610.
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