The Mooney family, with profound regrets, announces the loss of their loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle, George Socrates Mooney. This sad event occurred on Wednesday, December 28, 2005, at 9:30 PM at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. He leaves to mourn his children, David Mooney, Jacob Vambo, James F. Doelo, Esther Mooney-Demor, Darwina Mooney-Gbamokollie and Olivia S. Mooney; 15 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; siblings Moses Mooney, Alfred Mooney, Thomas Mooney, Henrietta Mooney-Williams, Ellen Natt, Jemima Natt-Roberts and Danlette Mooney, and a host of other relatives. Mr. Mooney's soul mate of many years, Olivia Mooney; a son, George Jr.; and daughter Ruth Mooney, predeceased him.

Wake-keeping/viewing will take place at the First United Methodist Church in the City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Liberia, on Friday, January 13, 2006, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. Funeral services immediately follow at the same church starting at 11:00 A.M. G. Socrates (as he was affectionately called by family and friends) will be laid to rest at the Buchanan City cemetery. We pray that the soul of G. Socrates will rest in perpetual peace.

Simultaneously with the funeral in Liberia, the Mooney children and other family members residing in the United States have decided to have an informal memorial at the home of his daughter, Darwina Mooney-Gbamokollie, at 611 Westmoreland Drive, Ewing, New Jersey between the hours of 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Friday, January 13, 2006. All are welcome.

For further details, please contact the following persons:

  • David and Maima Mooney: (609) 538-0976/(609) 306-4483
  • James and Hawa Doelo: (609) 538-9268
  • Garnett and Darwina Mooney-Gbamokollie: (609) 882-4934; (609) 306-5664; (609) 313-1045.
  • Richelieu and Ruth Reeves: (732) 369-1177
  • Francis and Esther Mooney-Demor: 011-231-6-541860

Going South on the New Jersey Turnpike from the direction of New York City:

Exit at 7A; bear left after the toll booth for 195 leading to Trenton. Remain on 195 East until you see signs for Route 29 North. Take Route 29 North to exit for Parkside Avenue/Cadwalader Park. Remain on Parkside Avenue to Parkway Avenue; make a left on Parkway. Come through the blinking traffic light. Get in right lane. Westmoreland is the 5th street from the blinking light. Make a right on Westmoreland and cross the next street (Pingree). 611 is the 4th house on the left.

Going North on I-95 from the direction of Washington, DC:

A little while after passing Philadelphia, take exit #46A onto US-1 North toward Morrisville. Go approximately 6.5 miles and take the Rt. 29 exit onto S. Warren Street. Go 0.2 miles and take ramp onto Route 29-North. Go 2.2 miles and take the Parkside Avenue/Cadwalader Park exit. Follow the remainder of the direction provided above.