William S. Maloney, 56, died peacefully in Port Clyde, Maine on May 22, 2021.
Billy, as he was known, was born on April 8, 1965 in the Bronx (New York), to the
Rev. William Sidney Maloney IV and Ellen Holmes Maloney.
The family moved from New York to Vermont following the death of Billy’s father in 1971.
Billy grew up in Dorset, VT and attended the Dorset School before going to North Country
School in Lake Placid, NY where he graduated in 1979. Billy continued on to
Northfield Mount Hermon School where he graduated in 1983 and then attended
the University of Vermont.
Billy had many interests. His work ranged from dairy farming and gardening to
logging and forestry and many in things in between. Billy worked in the ski
industry for over 15 years where he taught and coached alpine and freestyle
snowboarding. He was the assistant coach to the US junior national team from
1997-1998 taking them to the Junior World Championships in Switzerland. Billy
received his certification in coastal navigation from the Ocean Masters Sailing
In 2001, Billy completed a firefighter training with the National Wildfire
Coordinating Group. Billy loved flying planes and worked at the Rutland airport.
For the last seven years Billy worked with lobsterman Justin Thompson of the
“Ruthless” in Port Clyde, Maine where he was affectionately known as “Cow
Billy is survived by his mother, the Hon. Ellen Holmes Maloney and step-father of
40 years, John F. Ezell, of Dorset, VT; his sister, Virginia Maloney Wilkins
“Missy” of Walpole, NH, nephew William and niece Caitlin. Also important to Billy
were his uncles, aunts and cousins with whom he shared many happy
adventures. To the core Billy was a kind, empathetic helper.
He genuinely enjoyed looking out for both people and animals and
will be missed by many.
A celebration of Billy’s life will be held on Horse Point Road in Port Clyde, ME
with the community welcome at 3:00pm on June 17, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Billy’s name to Neighbor to
Neighbor of St. George, PO Box 172 Tenants Harbor, ME 04860 or WERU
Community Radio, PO Box 170 East Orland, ME 04431,or Port Clyde Baptist
Church, or a charity of your choice.
The family also suggests that a “Cans not Cards” campaign would suitably honor
Billy. Instead of sending a card, please donate a can(s) to the St. George
Community Cupboard. Cans may be left with your name, if you like, at the Port
Clyde Baptist Church.
Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Thomaston has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences please visit Williams Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com.