Kenneth L. Mooney, 84, Port Leyden

PORT LEYDEN, NY –  Kenneth L. Mooney, 84, of Brownville Road, Port Leyden, passed away, surrounded by his family Sunday morning, Nov. 17, 2019, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., with son-in-law, Pastor Gene Bailey officiating.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at the funeral home.  Burial with military honors will be held at Penny Settlement Cemetery, Port Leyden. A gathering at the Port Leyden Fire Hall will immediately follow the burial.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Elizabeth; nine children, Cynthia (Gene) Bailey, Glenfield, Debra (Gary) Campany, Port Leyden, Christine (Mike) McCullum, Cape Cod, M.A., Patricia (Herbert) Domago, West Turin; JoEllen (Ralph) Hopler, Boonville, Kenneth (Lilith) Mooney, Lyons Falls, Jamie (Amy) Mooney, North Creek, Steven Houghton, Georgia, Melissa Houghton (Dave Jones), Lyons Falls; five brothers, Richard (Mona) Mooney, Port Leyden, Ted (Darlene) Mooney, Port Leyden, Jerry Mooney, Port Leyde, Joe (Paula) Mooney, Greig, Keith (Nancy) Mooney, Port Leyden; his mother-in-law, Laurine Baxter, Lyons Falls; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Patti and Dennis Cole, VT; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Henry (Laurie) Baxter, Lyons Falls, Paul and Melisa Baxter, Port Leyden; 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Marilyn “Pat” Mooney; a son-in-law, Tony Pignone; a brother, Vernon Mooney; two sisters, Susie Houghton and Mary Lou Warren; a brother-in-law, Phillip Baxter; a sister-in-law, Connie Mooney.

Born Dec. 29, 1934, in Jamesville, NY, a son of the late Jessie and Mildred Rocker Mooney, he attended country school in the Town of Lyonsdale. After his schooling, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1951 to 1953.

On Dec. 24, 1954, he married Marilyn “Pat” Yager. She passed away on Sept. 20, 1991. He later married Elizabeth Baxter on July 8, 1995.

Ken worked construction and did logging with his brother for many years before going to work for the Town of Lyonsdale Highway Department, where he worked for 20 years. He retired in 2005 as highway superintendent.

He was a past member of the Lyons Falls Fire Department.

Ken enjoyed hunting, four wheeling, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to J.S. Koster Ambulance, P.O. Box 67, Port Leyden, N.Y. 13433.

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