Dorothy J. Mooney


Dorothy J. Mooney, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Jameson Care Center in New Castle at the age of 86.
She was born Nov. 7, 1932, in French Equaltorial, Africa, now known as the New Central African Republic. She was a daughter of Arthur I. and Linda (Thompson) Seymour.
She was preceded in death on Aug. 2, 2014, by her husband of 47 years, Ralph Mooney, whom she married April 15, 1967.
Dorothy was a 1950 graduate of Lincoln High School in Ellwood City and received her registered nursing degree in 1953 from Jameson Hospital School of Nursing.
She was a registered nurse in Berkley, California, until her retirement. She was then a homemaker for the last 47 years.
Mrs. Mooney was an active member of First Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, was on the Christian Education Board and active in Women's Bible studies. She also was involved in the GALS Ministry, led one-on-one discipleship and sang in the church choir for years.
Dorothy was active with Highland House Ministries for more than 12 years, a member of the Jameson Alumni, and for more than 50 years, she was associated with choir ministries.
Among her many interests, Dottie enjoyed knitting, reading, music, travel and crocheting. She loved spending time with her family and dining with friends.
She is survived by two daughters, Sheila Lin (Brian) Lloyd of Woodstock, Virginia, and Elaine (Geoff) Miodowski of Linden, Michigan; two sons, Kevin David Mooney and Gordon (Lois) Mooney, all of New Castle; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son in 2018, Douglas Mooney; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. David and Ruth Seymour; and a sister, Grace Struck.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A funeral service will take place immediately following visitation at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. John Yergan officiating.
Burial will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Mission Fund or the City Rescue Mission.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting
Published on January 2, 2019
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