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Daniel "Pat" Molony

January 25, 2020


Daniel P. “Pat” Molony, 88, of Peosta, Iowa, died on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Eagle Point Place, Dubuque, Iowa.

To celebrate Pat’s life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Church Garryowen, Bernard, Iowa.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Michael Hutchins, SVD officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Cascade American Legion Post 528. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, Dubuque, Iowa is assisting the family.

Daniel Patrick Molony was born in Bernard, Iowa on January 24, 1932 to Michael and Grace (Cannon) Molony.  He was the youngest of ten children and grew up farming with the family.  After graduation from Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, he worked as a skilled tradesman with his brother Michael in Madison, Wisconsin until 1970.  He returned to family farming near Otter Creek, Iowa in 1970.

On November 22, 1958, Pat married Elaine M. Beauchamp at Nativity Church in Dubuque.  Pat is survived by his wife, Elaine, and his children Patrick, Erin, Timothy (Laura), and Luke (Victoria), as well as his brother, Richard Molony of Bernard.  Pat was blessed with five grandchildren; Liam, Brighid, Keelin, Katie, and Gracie.  Pat was predeceased by his parents, his other siblings, his son Shawn and daughter Mary.   

Pat was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cubs, and a lifelong Democrat.  He enjoyed his years of farming and time spent socializing with friends and family.

Pat’s final months were spent at Ennoble Rehabilitation Center and Eagle Point Place under the care of Hospice of Dubuque.  His care providers treated him with dignity and grace, as well as, compassion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.


January 30, 2020

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Patrick's Church, Garryowen

Mass of Christian Burial
January 30, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Patrick's Church, Garryowen

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