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Cornelius Moylan

Cornelius Anthony Moylan

Sunday, December 9th, 1928 - Saturday, October 26th, 2019
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Obituary

Cornelius Anthony Moylan, 90, of West Hartford, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at St. Mary’s Home in West Hartford. He is predeceased by his devoted and loving wife of 57 years, Maria (“Millie”) Lopez Moylan who passed away on January 3, 2009, his brother Robert Francis Moylan who passed away on September 10, 2014, and his brother Gerald Edwin Moylan, who passed away on February 10, 2017. He was born on December 9, 1928 in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of the late Honorable Cornelius A. Moylan and Anne (Durkin) Moylan.
Neal briefly attended Buckley High School, then attended and graduated from Williston Academy in Massachusetts. He attended Yale University, graduating in 1950 with honors. Neal then obtained his Master’s Degree in history from Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. After a stint in the U.S. Naval Reserves, Neal went into his true calling of teaching. He taught for over a decade at Bulkeley High School in Hartford, Connecticut, followed by a long and distinguished career as Chairman of the History Department at Greater Hartford Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He also taught history classes at Central Connecticut State College.

Neal met and married the woman of his dreams, Maria “Millie” Lopez Moylan in 1952 in Washington D.C. They loved spending time with their three children and various dogs especially at West Hill Lake in Winsted, Connecticut. Additionally, they loved the opera and classical music which they listened to almost every night. He loved reading historical tomes and novels which he shared with his many friends and family. He spoke often of wonderful childhood memories spent at Old Lyme Shores, Connecticut.

Neal is survived by his son, Cornelius A. Moylan III (Patricia) of North Conway, New Hampshire, son, Christopher T. Moylan (Amy) of Wethersfield, Connecticut and grandchildren, Justine, AJ and Christopher, son, Gerald M. Moylan of Loudon, New Hampshire, his brother, Richard D. Moylan (Martha) of Georgetown, Massachusetts, his sister, Muriel (Moylan) Nevens of Delmar, New York, and his sister-in-law, Carol (Neumeister) Moylan (Robert) of West Hartford, Connecticut and by many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by the many students whose lives he touched including Joseph Hourihan, former student and family attorney whom he considered family.

The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Mary’s Home in West Hartford, Connecticut for their care and compassion in his final days with us.
Neal now reunites with the love of his life Maria Moylan throughout eternity, while most assuredly keeping an eye on his family from above. Calling hours are Friday, November 1st from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home,1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, with a mass to be held on Saturday, November 2nd at 10:30 AM at Saint Lawrence O’Toole on 494 New Britain Avenue in Hartford., Connecticut. Online condolences may be made at www.SheehanHilbornBreen.com
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 1st, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home
    Address
    1084 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    St. Lawrence O’Toole Church
    Address
    494 New Britain Ave.
    HARTFORD, CT 06106
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Arline "Lonnie" Brick

Posted at 07:57pm
Neal was my unit head when I was a counselor at Camp Sholom in Barkhamsted, Ct.
Neal was a most wonderful man and teacher.

Arline "Lonnie" Brick
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Neal, Chris & Jerry

Posted at 04:36pm
May you rest in peace with your family and loving wife. You will live in our hearts forever, your sons
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Mike Kissane

Posted at 04:35pm
Most sincere sympathies to the Moylan family. I have fond memories of your Dad (and Mom) while growing up on Linnmoore street in Hartford.

Then, later in life I would often see Neil at the Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford. He would always be good for some light hearted conversation as well as a laugh or two.
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AJ

Posted at 09:27am
Grandpa I love you and will miss you. You always made me happy and loved listening to your stories about teaching and traveling. You were so giving and always made me feel good about myself. You loved me unconditionally. I loved every holiday with you especially our Christmas Eve's together and Trinity Football games. I know you have found Grandma and you are happy. I love you Grandpa and will miss you. Love, AJ
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Claire O'Toole Cashman

Posted at 08:50am
Neal was one of the first faculty members who befriended me when I was a "newby" at BHS. He was such an intelligent
and scholarly colleague. I always considered him a role model for what teaching should be all about. Passion for and a
depth of knowledge of the subject matter. As a lifelong learner, he never stopped honing his skills and was a formidable
debater who would challenge you in even a casual conversation if you "misspoke."
I will miss him greatly as a teacher and as a unique and special human being.
Claire O'Toole Cashman
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