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Daniel J. Moynihan

July 21, 1941 — June 1, 2021

SHREWSBURY - Daniel J. 'Dan' Moynihan, Jr., 79, of Shrewsbury, former Assistant Executive Director of the Worcester Housing Authority, died Monday, December 14, 2020 after a brief illness.

He leaves his loving wife of 55 years, Jane C. (Carrigan) Moynihan; their children: Daniel Moynihan and his wife Kathleen, of Needham, and Beth (Moynihan) Foley, of Austin, TX; their son-in-law, James Wilson; and their grandchildren: Timothy Moynihan, of Washington, DC, Peter Moynihan, Charlotte Moynihan, both of Needham, Matthew Wilson, of Boston, Lily Wilson, of Westborough, and Patrick Foley, of Austin, TX. Along with his parents, the late Daniel J. Moynihan, Sr. and Mary (Ford) Moynihan, Dan was predeceased by his daughter, Mary Lynne (Moynihan) Wilson; his son-in-law, Richard Foley; and his siblings: Thomas, Francis, and Mary Moynihan.

Born, raised, and educated in Worcester, Dan was a member of the Navy ROTC program at the College of the Holy Cross and graduated with his B.A. in 1964. Following his graduation from Holy Cross, he began his service in the Navy and proudly served his country for many years, in both active duty and reserve. Dan achieved his Master's in Social Work in 1966 from Boston College School of Social Work. He retired after a lengthy career in the Worcester Housing Authority, and retired as a Captain in the U.S.N.R.

He was proud of his Irish heritage and loved anything pertaining to Ireland. Dan was an avid reader and known history buff. Dan enjoyed travelling throughout New England, especially to Newport, Rhode Island and Ogunquit, Maine.

Dan was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Dan's life on Friday, June 18th in St. Mary's Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Those wishing to view Dan's services may do so via this link:

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Food for the Poor Program, 44 Temple Street, Worcester, MA 01604.

Arrangements by James & John Heald.
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