Immaculata University Magazine - Spring 2011 - page 56

MOONEY
Maureen
M
aureen Mooney, daughter of Helen (Daley)
and Leo Mooney, was born in 1951 and
grew up in northeast Philadelphia. Her
mother was a renowned basketball player of her day,
known city-wide as one of the Daley sisters (Helen
and Peg). Maureen Mooney originally attended St.
Matthew’s and later Maternity BVM elementary
schools where her basketball career began as her
mother coached her. Mooney attended St. Hubert’s
High School in Philadelphia where she was the
captain of the basketball team and the highest
scorer of her day. Mooney’s father was by far her
number one fan. When she played for Immaculata,
he kept meticulous records in hand-written copy
books, notating every point, foul, and free-throw
for every player on the team for every game.
Mooney majored in accounting at Immaculata.
After graduating in 1973, she went to work for
Bonwit Teller clothier in center city Philadelphia
as a manager of a retail floor. She later worked for
Proctor-Silex and a variety of other manufacturing
companies in accounting and receivables.
Sadly, Mooney never stepped on to the basketball
court after leaving college. She died in 2005
after a prolonged illness. While Mooney never
married or had any children of her own, she
found great joy in her nieces and nephews,
Shannon, Michael, Sarah, Helena, and James.
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