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In Memory: Maura Kate Molloy, Age 62

Obituary - Maura Kate MolloyWith deepest sorrow, we announce the death of Maura Kate Molloy, 62, of Rye NY.  Maura passed away at her family home after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer on August 1, 2022.

Maura, born to Mrs. Joan Molloy and the late Joseph M. Molloy, graced this world with her presence on June 18, 1960. She was the oldest daughter among seven siblings. Maura graduated from the Annunciation School in 1974 and Our Lady of Victory Academy in 1978. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from The Catholic University of America in 1982. She continued to pursue her love of music, earning a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Mannes College of Music in New York City.

Maura loved music and was a natural performer. She always shined, whether at grammar school concerts, high school musicals, Irish restaurants, or Carnegie Hall. She cherished bringing joy and emotion to every production.  She was proud of her 35 years as a highly-regarded music educator, teaching guitar, piano, and voice to hundreds of children.

Maura brought her boundless energy to the company she founded, Maura & Co., over 20 years ago. She will be fondly remembered for her ability to guide countless families through some of their most joyous occasions and their most difficult times with her musical expertise and beautiful voice. During her impressive career, Maura performed for Popes, Presidents, and at many classical and philanthropic events.  She was particularly proud of her contributions to the memorial services and funerals for the victims of September 11th.

Maura is preceded in death by her father, Joseph M. Molloy, and her sister, Kate Molloy. Maura is survived by her loving mother, Joan Molloy, her sisters, brothers, and in-laws. Joseph Molloy, Siobhan (Rich) Hans, Sheila Molloy, Pegeen (Michael) Costa, Sean (Lisa) Molloy and Delia (Jay) Bishop.  She adored and doted on her nieces and nephews. It brought her great joy to spend time with them at concerts, shows and sporting events throughout the years: Sean, Owen and Brigid Hans, Liam, Hanna and Molly Bishop, Caitlin Costa, and Connor, Peter and Betsy Molloy. She also leaves behind countless Aunts, Uncles and Cousins locally and in Ireland.

Visitation will be at McGrath & Sons Funeral Home in Bronxville NY from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022, and a Mass of The Christian Burial will be celebrated at Annunciation R.C. Church in Crestwood NY at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you kindly consider a donation to The Catholic University of America, Rome School of Music, Drama and Art or The Annunciation School.


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