Port Clyde — William S. Maloney, 56, died peacefully in Port Clyde, May 22, 2021.
Billy, as he was known, was born April 8, 1965, in the Bronx, N.Y., to 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, N.Y., where he graduated in 1979. Billy continued on to Northfield Mount Hermon School, where he graduated in 1983, then attended University of Vermont.
Billy had many interests. His work ranged from dairy farming and gardening, to logging, forestry, and many 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 U.S. junior national team from 1997 to 1998 taking them to the Junior World Championships in Switzerland. Billy received his certification in coastal navigation from the Ocean Masters Sailing Academy.
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 Farmer.”
Billy is survived by his mother, the Hon. Ellen Holmes Maloney and step-father of 40 years, John F. Ezell, of Dorset, Vt.; sister Virginia Maloney Wilkins “Missy” of Walpole, N.H., 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 at Horse Point Road in Port Clyde, with the community welcome at 3 p.m. June 17.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Billy’s name to Neighbor to Neighbor of St. George, P.O. Box 172 Tenants Harbor ME 04860, WERU Community Radio, P.O. Box 170 East Orland ME 04431, 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.