Maureen Molloy, MD
1932 - 2017
Maureen Katherine Molloy, physician and attorney, died March 18, 2017, after a long and happy life.
Maureen Molloy was born in New York City in 1932 to James X. and Helen Claire Reidy Molloy. She graduated from Hunter College High School, Barnard College and the State University of New York College of Medicine, Downstate Medical Center. After interning and general and pediatric surgical training in Montreal she completed the Harvard Combined (Residency) Program in orthopaedic surgery at Children's Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1963.
She received her Master of Science in Hygiene degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1964. After two years at the Harvard School of Public Health as post-doctoral fellow in epidemiology, she moved to Vermont and became Consultant in Orthopaedics to the State of Vermont Department of Health, in the then Handicapped Children's Service in 1967. She was also on the orthopaedic staff of what is now University of Vermont Medical Center and clinical associate professor of orthopaedics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Molloy retired in 1987 to enter Cornell University Law School from which she graduated in 1990. After practicing for one year in Ithaca, New York, she returned to Vermont and opened her consultancy in legal medicine in 1991, retiring in January 2006.
Dr. Molloy was board certified in orthopaedic surgery, and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Scoliosis Research Society and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. In 2000 she was President of the Vermont Medical Society and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Vermont Bar Association. She was a member of the Vermont Board of Health. She was the author of a number of papers in the orthopaedic and legal literatures.
Dr. Molloy enjoyed her practices of medicine and law. She also enjoyed planning, building and landscaping her home, reading, traveling and knowing and working with so many interesting and inspiring persons. She leaves her brother, Dr. Martin W. Molloy of Palo Alto and three nieces. At her wish, there will be no formal ceremonies.
Dr. Molloy wishes to thank her pediatric orthopaedic patients, their families, the staff and physicians of the Handicapped Children's Service, members of the Vermont Medical Society and the Vermont Bar Association for the pleasure and privilege of working with them.