Marlborough – William D. Maroney, 85, retired fire chief of the city of Marlborough, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham. He was the husband of the late Jeannette T. (Tremblay) Maroney, who died in 1999.
He leaves his children, Dennis J. Maroney, Nancy J. Perry and James D. Maroney, all of Marlborough; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was father of the late Daniel J. Maroney, William F. Maroney and Maureen A. McGrath.
Born in Marlborough, son of the late William J. and Marguerite M. (OConnor) Maroney, he was a lifelong resident of the city. He was a graduate of Marlborough High School and also attended Wentworth Institute in Boston. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and later was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (Flotilla-Station Assabet 10-04) for several years.
Mr. Maroney retired in 1980 as fire chief of the city of Marlborough after 31 years of service. Previously, he worked as a linesman for the former Mass. Electric-Marlborough Division.
He was a member of the Immaculate conception Church and a Eucharistic Minister for a number of years. He also was a member of the Massachusetts Fire Chiefs Association and the Retired Massachusetts Fire Chiefs Association. He was a 30-year member of the Columbia Yacht Club of South Boston and a member of the Y.M.C.A. in Framingham.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 1l, at 10 a.m., from the John P. Rowe Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Marlborough, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial with military honors will follow in Evergreen Cemetery of Marlborough. Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday, Jan.10, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Flowers may be sent or memorial donations made in his memory to The Our Danny Cancer Fund, UMass Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 2795, Worcester, MA 01613.