James T. Molloy

09/02/2010 12:00 AM |

James T. Molloy

Southold summer resident James T. Molloy died July 22 at his home in Garden City. He was 84.

Born Aug. 1, 1925, in Rockaway Beach, he graduated from Xavier High School in New York City and from St. John’s University.

Mr. Molloy served in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the USS Woonsocket in the North Atlantic for three years during World War II.

After serving as a member of the New York Police Department, he became an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He worked for the FBI for 25 years in the Springfield, Ill., Baltimore, Md., and New York offices. Mr. Molloy then joined the original New York State Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, where he worked until 1992.

A summer resident of Southold for nearly 50 years, Mr. Molloy was a member of the Kenney’s Beach Civic Association. He was also active in the Garden City community, serving for nine years as director of the Eastern Property Owners Association. He was involved in Little League for many years and was a parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church in Garden City, where he served on the parish council as a lector and as principal of the CCD program for over 10 years.

Predeceased by his children Margaret Price and James, he is survived by his wife, Margaret, of 63 years; and children Helene Mastro, Maureen Colitre, Dianne Sheehan and Christopher.