January 29, 2004 - Boston Herald: Afghanistan RPCV Robert P, Moynihan dies in Boston

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Afghanistan RPCV Robert P, Moynihan dies in Boston

Afghanistan RPCV Robert P, Moynihan dies in Boston

Obituary; Robert P, Moynihan, 62, Army master sergeant

Jan 29, 2004

Boston Herald

Robert P. Moynihan of Brighton, a retired Army master sergeant, died Sunday at the Youville Hospital in Cambridge after a battle with cancer. He was 62.

Born in Waltham, he graduated from St. Patrick High School in Watertown in 1958 and from Brandeis University with a bachelor of arts degree in 1967. He was a longtime Watertown resident and former resident of Waltham before he moved to Brighton.

After graduation, Mr. Moynihan served in the Peace Corps and was stationed overseas in Afghanistan. He enlisted in the Army in 1976 and retired in 1996 with the rank of master sergeant. During his 20 years, he served as an intelligence analyst and in the Persian Gulf War. He was fluent in five languages.

He received a Meritorious Service Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, six Army Good Conduct Medals, three NCO Professional Development Ribbons, an Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons and an Army Superior Unit Award.

Recently, he worked as a parking enforcement officer for the Watertown Police Department.

Mr. Moynihan is survived by four brothers, Gerard J. of Natick, Daniel J. and Richard V., both of Watertown, and Stephen G. of Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister, Katherine M. Ostiguy of Watertown; and 14 nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. at St. Ignatius Church, Chestnut Hill.

Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

Arrangements by MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home, Watertown.

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