August 5, 1930 ~ January 5, 2014

Born in: New York, NY,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Marilyn Clair Mooney, 83, of Asheville, died Sunday, January 5, 2014 at the Laurels of Greentree Ridge, of which she was a long-time resident. A native of New York, NY, she was a daughter of the late John and Florence Thompson Mooney. Marilyn had worked for the FBI and later retired from American Airlines, which gave her the opportunity to travel the world. She is survived by one sister, Eleanor Mooney Benedict DaPrato of Asheville; one niece, Cathy Benedict Babb and her husband, Don, of Arden as well as one great-niece, Erin E. Babb of Moscow, Russia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church with Father Adrian Porras officiating. A rosary will be said at 10:30 AM on Wednesday at the church. Interment will follow at Calvary Churchyard in Fletcher. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in Marilyn's memory to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, C/O St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church, 109 Crescent Hill Road, Arden, NC 28704.

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  1. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. My thoughts and prayers too. Please draw comfort from the bible at 2 Corinthians 1:2-7 for God care those that mourn. May God bless you with peace.

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  2. I would like to offer my sincere sympathy for the passing of your loved one. I hope you will look forward to the time when you are reunited with them again; when Jesus resurrects all this who are now sleeping in death, restoring them back to life with the hope of eternal life on the renewed paradise earth.
    John 5:28,29; Luke 23:43. Until that blessed event, may you find peace and comfort in God’s love. 1John 4:8

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Please remember the God of all comfort and look to him for all answers to your questions. (John 5:28&29) And please know that He is sad about Miss Mooney’s loss as well. (Revelation 21:3&4) jw.org

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  4. It has been a long time since I was in contact with Marilyn and her family, but she was a dear friend of mine that I met while in college (I had the pleasure of interviewing her and becoming a friend). She was a lovely lady and we immediately hit it off when we shared our love for travel (hers as a stewardess and mine while I was in the Navy). We both had travels to Japan many years apart but still loved Asia when we visited. I send my deepest condolences to her surviving family members. I am sad I wasn’t in the area anymore so I could’ve attended her memorial but I will always remember her. Much love to you always, Marilyn.
    Love always,
    Carla

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