John J. Molloy, age 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 03, 2020 in his Sharon, Massachusetts home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Malden, Massachusetts on March 8, 1930, he was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret Mary (Kelley) Molloy. At an early age, John's parents brought him to their home country of Ireland, settling in Kylesalia, Kilkieran, County Galway. John was raised and educated in Kylesalia and at the age of 17, he traveled to England, where he received his education in masonry and served his apprenticeship. Three years later, in 1952, John returned to the United States of America, enlisting in the United States Army, proudly serving his country. He went on to make his home in Melrose before moving to Roxbury, continuing his career as a stone mason, working for various companies.
John married his beloved wife, Mary T. Ford, on February 17, 1954 in the Mission Church of Roxbury. They later moved to Dedham, Massachusetts, where John founded his stone mason company, J&M Construction, with his wife Mary, in 1956. John moved his family to West Roxbury, where they spent 11 years, before settling in the home he built in Sharon, Massachusetts in 1972. John was a true craftsman, dedicated to his career, he put his customers first and was always fair in his business dealings.
Most of all, John was dedicated to his family, cherishing every moment he spent with them.
Beloved husband of Mary T. (Ford) Molloy.
Loving father of Joseph O. Molloy and his wife, Louise, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Ann Marie Sterner and her husband, Michael, of Gilroy, California, and Margaret Mary Patino and her husband, Augusto, of North Attleborough.
Cherished grandfather of Joseph, John, James, Louise, Mary, Christine, Erin, Timothy, Daniel, Meaghan, Kelsey, and Kathleen and great grandfather of Madison, Grace, Layla, Bailey, Mia, Matthew, Nicholas, Brady, Taylor, and Cadence.
Brother of Mary O'Toole of Hanover, Patrick Molloy of Ireland, the late Michael Molloy, the late Hubert Molloy, and the late Raymond Molloy.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather for John's Life Celebration on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 4 to 8 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. As a result of the current COVID-19 restrictions, John's Funeral Mass and interment in Brookdale Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: HESSCO Elder Services, 1 Merchant Drive, Unit 160, Sharon, Massachusetts 02067.