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SALEM - Mr. Cornelius "Neil" Moynihan Jr., 75, of Salem, died Saturday, January 13, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Manchester, N.H., he was the son of the late Cornelius Sr. and Eileen (Donovan) Moynihan. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, where he excelled in athletics and was a member of their football team. He continued his education earning a Master's Degree in History from Salem State College and later a Master's Degree in English from Boston College.
Mr. Moynihan devoted his life to education and the children of the City of Salem. He taught History at Salem High School until the time of his retirement and was Assistant Coach for the Salem High School football team for many years. Neil had a positive impact on the lives of many students through his teaching and coaching; many remember him as "Coach" to this day. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and former students.
A lifelong resident of the City of Salem, Neil was a lifeguard at Forest River, where he taught swimming for many years and was a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans of Salem.
Surviving Neil are his cousins, Paul Moynihan and his wife, Donna of Salem, Karen Moynihan of Salem, and Robert Moynihan and his wife, Margie of California. He was also the brother of the late Brenda Moynihan.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq. (at Salem Common), Salem, on Friday, January 19, 2018, at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours, prior to the service, from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial is private. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Neil's memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on January 16, 2018
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