Father Wilfred F. Maloney

Father Wilfred F. Maloney, Pastor Emeritus of St. Alphonsus Parish, Maple Glen, died Aug. 1 at age 92.

Born Feb. 11, 1930 in Allentown, Pa., Father Maloney was the son of the late James J. Maloney and Mabel F. Quigley. He attended Roosevelt Public School and Central Catholic High School in Allentown before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Father Maloney was ordained May 19, 1955 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul by Most Reverend John F. O’Hara, C.S.C.

He went on to serve as a parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish, Tremont; St. Martin of Tours Parish, New Hope; and Holy Spirit Parish, Sharon Hill. Father Maloney was subsequently appointed pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish in Maple Glen, and was named pastor emeritus there in 2000. He served as a senior priest at Holy Innocents Parish in Philadelphia from 2000 to 2005 before officially retiring.

In addition to his pastoral assignments, Father Maloney was a faculty member at Monsignor Bonner High School, Drexel Hill; Cardinal Dougherty High School, Philadelphia; and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. He also served as principal of Archbishop Prendergast High School for Girls in Drexel Hill and as a professor Chestnut Hill College.

The reception of the body will take place at St. Philip Neri Parish in Philadelphia Aug. 8 at 10 a.m., followed by a viewing.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez, D.D. will celebrate the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. that day. Concelebrating the liturgy will be Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan, Father Edward P. Kuczynski, Monsignor Donald E. Leighton, and Father James M. Oliver, who will serve as homilist.

Burial will take place Aug. 9 2022 at Resurrection Cemetery in Allentown.