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Molloy, Maura Kate June 18, 1960 - August 1, 2022

With deepest sorrow, we announce the death of Maura Kate Molloy, 62, of Rye NY.  Maura passed away at her family home after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer on August 1, 2022. 

Maura, born to Mrs. Joan Molloy and the late Joseph M. Molloy, graced this world with her presence on June 18, 1960. She was the oldest daughter among seven siblings. Maura graduated from the Annunciation School in 1974 and Our Lady of Victory Academy in 1978. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from The Catholic University of America in 1982. She continued to pursue her love of music, earning a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Mannes College of Music in New York City.

Maura loved music and was a natural performer. She always shined, whether at grammar school concerts, high school musicals, Irish restaurants, or Carnegie Hall. She cherished bringing joy and emotion to every production.  She was proud of her 35 years as a highly-regarded music educator, teaching guitar, piano, and voice to hundreds of children.

Maura brought her boundless energy to the company she founded, Maura & Co., over 20 years ago. She will be fondly remembered for her ability to guide countless families through some of their most joyous occasions and their most difficult times with her musical expertise and beautiful voice. During her impressive career, Maura performed for Popes, Presidents, and at many classical and philanthropic events.  She was particularly proud of her contributions to the memorial services and funerals for the victims of September 11th.

Maura is preceded in death by her father, Joseph M. Molloy, and her sister, Kate Molloy. Maura is survived by her loving mother, Joan Molloy, her sisters, brothers, and in-laws. Joseph Molloy, Siobhan (Rich) Hans, Sheila Molloy, Pegeen (Michael) Costa, Sean (Lisa) Molloy and Delia (Jay) Bishop.  She adored and doted on her nieces and nephews. It brought her great joy to spend time with them at concerts, shows and sporting events throughout the years: Sean, Owen and Brigid Hans, Liam, Hanna and Molly Bishop, Caitlin Costa, and Connor, Peter and Betsy Molloy. She also leaves behind countless Aunts, Uncles and Cousins locally and in Ireland. 

Visitation will be at McGrath & Sons Funeral Home in Bronxville NY from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022, and a Mass of The Christian Burial will be celebrated at Annunciation R.C. Church in Crestwood NY at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you kindly consider a donation to The Catholic University of America, Rome School of Music, Drama and Art or The Annunciation School.

Calling Hours: 3 to 8 pm, Friday, Augusts 5, 2022

Mass: 11 am, Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Annunciation Church, Crestwood

To Live Stream the Mass: Please Click Here

In Lieu of Flowers: Donation in Maura's memory may be made to The Catholic University of America, Rome School of Music, Drama and Art or The Annunciation School.


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    Julie Gherardi says

    My heart is broken. Maura was an exuberant, passionate musician and teacher. May her memory be a blessing to all who knew her.

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    Debra Sarfaty says

    I’m so sad to find out of Maura’s passing. She was a wonderful music teacher, person, and friend. Sending my deepest sympathies to her family with prayers for strength during this difficult time. Debra and family. 🙏🏻💔

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    Sherri Donovan says

    So incredibly sorry to hear of Maura’s passing. She was an incredible person and a wonderful, inspirational teacher. I was honored to know her as a coworker and friend. My daughter had her as a music/guitar teacher and loved her very much. Sending love and strength to her family. May she Rest In Peace ❤️

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    Carolyn Grodio says

    Maura was such a special lady! You couldn’t help but smile and be happy when she was near. She brought such joy to her students and coworkers alike. So sorry to hear this horrible news. RIP Maura, you will be missed! Thank you for making a beautiful mark on so many lives!

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      Rachelle Dargie says

      So very sorry for your great loss, Mar…praying for you all.

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        Thea Daday says

        I didn’t know her real well from the Somers schools but I do know when ever I saw her she was always so positive and always with a smile! Heartfelt sympathy to her family.

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    Cherie stietzel says

    Shocked and saddened for this loss. Maura was a light. I still sing her songs and was fortunate to work with her. She was an absolutely incredible creative music teacher. She worked at my camp as well and amazed us year after year by having students write meaningful songs. May her music and light live on always. Sincere condolences.

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    Lynn Stepkoski says

    Such fond memories of walking the halls at SIS with Maura, talking the Irish gab and seeing the smile she brought to the faces of her students. Maura had a beautiful voice and a was a beautiful soul. Hearing her sing at Saint John’s as well as many other times will resonate with me for a while. I am saddened at this time. The angels have gained a wonderful voice. RIP Maura, you will be missed.

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    Valerie Bloom says

    So incredibly saddened and shocked to hear of Maura’s passing, Had the opportunity to work with her at SIS – and she always made us laugh and smile along with amazing music. You will be very missed. VB

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    Michelle Falcone Antonecchia says

    Maura was one of the good ones! I’m so fortunate to have had her sing at my wedding 25 years ago at Annunciation Church. I’m even more fortunate that my children were able to experience her talent and wonderful personality at the Somers School District. She will always hold a special place in our lives. May she Rest In Peace.
    Annunciation graduate 1983.

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    Shannon Frey says

    I remember Maura for the amazing way she touched her students’ lives. Years ago, as a new educator to Primrose School, she wrote a beautiful original song for a Mother’s Day celebration I had with my kindergarten class. She used lines from the students stories in her song. It was exceptional. Maura was a beautiful person inside and out. My deepest condolences to her family.

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    Christine Drysdale says

    I’m so sad to hear about Maura’s passing. She was such a passionate educator and full of contagious energy. I enjoyed collaborating with her during the brief time we overlapped at SHS and am grateful for the music education she shared with my children when they were at SIS. Sending prayers to her family and friends.

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    Cindy Smith says

    So saddened to hear of Maura’s passing. . Such a wonderful teacher and person. My condolences to her family.

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    Jennifer Hill says

    Such a loss. What a happy person who put a smile on everyone’s face. When I asked my children if they remembered her, they reminded me of the greeting she would do in music class, “Hello, Katie.” “Hello, Ms. Molloy.” I can hear her singing that now with a tremendous smile on her face. She will truly be missed.

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    Jan Vinikoor says

    My heart breaks for you all. What an inspirational life she led, cut too short. May her memory be a blessing to you all.

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    Michelle Jeffers says

    Maura brought together the most beautiful music and talented musicians for our wedding day. We can’t thank her enough for setting such a beautiful and memorable tone for our ceremony. She will be greatly missed. Our condolences to all of her closest family and friends.

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    Julie Witkiewicz says

    So sad to hear of Maura’s passing. Her love of music radiated from her and was infectious. She will be missed.

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    Deborah Nomani says

    I am so saddened to hear of Maura’s passing. She was always so full of joy and passion and positive energy. She was an incredible mentor and music colleague to me at SIS. There are many activities I continue to teach that I first learned by working with Maura. Through our memories her beautiful spirit will live on. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

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    Marie Williams says

    I’m so sad to hear Maura has passed. We shared a room at SMS for a few years and I always enjoyed her upbeat spirit. She was a passionate teacher and the students adored her. She mentioned her family often in our conversations and it was obvious she adored them. I will be forever grateful to her for rushing to my side when I learned of a death in my family during the school day. I’m sure she had a million things to do, but she dropped everything to make sure I was OK. I learned a lot from her, and will always remember her laugh. She had the best laugh. Wishing her family grace and peace during this difficult time.

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    Vincent Twomey says

    Dear Joan & Family, our deepest sympathies on the very sad passing of Maura. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Eileen Twomey & Family, Ireland.

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    Siobhan Ni Luasa says

    To Joan, The Molloy Family and Extended Family
    Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Maura. What a wonderful girl – such fun. We have many great memories of our time with her in New York/Ireland. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during these days. May Maura’s soul rest in peace. Eileen (nee Twomey) Lucey and Family, Ireland.

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    Alice ROdd O'Rourke says

    Dear Mrs. Molloy and the Molloy family. Maura sang at my mother’s funeral mass at Annunciation Church. I entered the Church with great sadness and emerged filled with peace, a transformation brought about through her beautiful renditions of songs she helped us choose. Over the years, I have thought of her many times with gratitude. My condolences, Alice Rodd O’Rourke

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    monica silverstein says

    I only got to know Pegeen this past year in WWP class. I deeply sorry for your lost. My sympathies to you and your families.

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    Alexandra Curnyn says

    First off, my deepest condolences to Maura’s family, friends, and all her loved ones. As one of the students she taught and worked alongside over the years, I was lucky to witness her love of music, people, and life firsthand for much of my upbringing – she was my music teacher most years K-5, directed my high school plays, and often encouraged me to sing with her guitar classes. I cherish all the memories we shared rehearsing, creating, and even figuring out t-shirt bulk orders together. From planning elementary school class concerts with utmost attention to detail to directing a modern take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream (complete with Beyonce interludes), Ms. Malloy poured her heart and soul into everything she did – and everyone she met along the way. She had a way of always seeing the best in me and my peers’ abilities – both musical and otherwise. I will never forget that in my senior yearbook, she wrote in all caps, “PS YOU BETTER KEEP SINGING.” I did – and I promise I always will. Thank you for everything, Ms. Malloy, and rest in peace.

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