Vivian Marie Fitzgerald Mooney

Born: Thu., Feb. 20, 1930
Died: Sat., Dec. 17, 2011


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 22, 2011
Location: River Park

Memorial Service

7:00 PM Thu., Dec. 22, 2011
Location: River Park

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Vivian Marie Fitzgerald Mooney
February 20, 1930-December 17, 2011
Vivian Marie Fitzgerald Mooney, 81, residing in South Bend, IN passed away at 3:50 PM on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at her home. Marie was born on February 20, 1930 in South Bend, IN to the late Vivien Joseph and Margaret (Boyd) Fitzgerald. Having lived most of her life in South Bend, she also lived seventeen years in Cincinnati, OH Her husband, Robert W. Mooney, passed away in 1991.
Mrs. Mooney is survived by her two daughters, Vivian Seagrove of Lauderhill, FL; and Susan Seagrove of South Bend; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Goebel-Dortch of Dayton, OH; and her sister Joan (Don) Lukasiewicz of South Bend.  Three brothers and two sisters preceded Marie in death.
Marie was a graduate of John Adams High School, South Bend. She attended Cincinnati Bible Seminary. She previously managed the Houseware Dept. at Montgomery Ward; and retired in 1992 from the South Bend Community School Corp where she served in the cafeteria. Marie was a member of First Baptist Church of Mishawaka; Elks #235, South Bend; and South Bend American Turners.
Memorial services will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, December 22, 2011 in Palmer Funeral Home-River Park Chapel. Rev. David Miller will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 PM Thursday until time of services. Entombment will take place in the Highland Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of Vivian Marie Fitzgerald Mooney may be offered to St. Joseph County Humane Society, 2506 Grape Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545 Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Janet McCormack
   Posted Mon December 19, 2011
Dear Susan, Elizabeth, Vivian and family,
I am so glad that Marie was my friend. She was a sweet, funny, adorable person and we had many good laughs together. We also have one secret and now no one knows but me. I enjoyed our talks, she was quite witty and opinionated but I like both traits in her. As I miss my mom, you will certainly miss Marie, but we all know where she is now and that she is happy. I will always think of her fondly.

Rebekah Whitely Van Der Hengst
   Posted Tue December 20, 2011
Mrs. Mooney and Boo Boo took me in, sight unseen, as a student teacher there in South Bend. She was a fantastic companion--caring, hospitable, entertaining (she toted me all over South Bend to see the sights), and funny. We had great times together. She even nursed me through a broken ankle. I think of her always at St. Patrick's Day. Hailing from the South, I had no idea what a hoopla that holiday was until I spent it in South Bend. I'll always remember attending church with her, eating Chewy Chips Ahoy together, and the fun talks we had.

I'm praying for you, Susan, Elizabeth and family. May God bless you all!

Nancy Patterson
   Posted Tue December 20, 2011
Dear Susan and Elizabeth:
As you know I have been thinking of you and your mom often. I know all too well how heart breaking it can be to see your loved one deal with cancer. I know she will always appreciate the care and love you have given her, especially at the time she needed you the most. You are forever in my thoughts. We have made a donation to the Humane Society in her name and I will make a personal one to my cause Livestrong in her memory also. Take some time to be at peace and remember all the good memories.
Love, Nancy

Lynn Mooney Anderson
   Posted Tue December 20, 2011
Susan, Vivian & Elizabeth,
We are sorry for your the loss of your Mother & Grandmother.
Thinking back on earlier days when we were together and all the fun
times and memories makes us sad to see time pass so quickly.
It has been 20 years since my Dad has passed. I still miss him every day.
May God give her peace and keep all of you save.
Lynn, Tom & Boys.

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