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Claude 'Tappy' Molloy Dies

April 10, 2009 — Former Sen. Claude Molloy, called "Tappy" by one and all and long a political insider, died Friday.
He is survived by his wife, Juel Rhymer Molloy as well as other relatives and friends.
Molloy served three terms in the Legislature from 1971 to 1976 and as the 10th Legislature's president.
In the 1990s he served as the Legislature's post auditor. He also served on the V.I. Water and Power Authority Board, as commissioner of Property and Procurement and the Government Employees Retirement System administrator.
He was elected the second constitutional convention.
Molloy's death comes on the heels of two other well-know politicos. Former Sen. Elmo Roebuck died March 17 and former Sen. John Maduro on March 23.
"Deaths and disasters come in threes," former Sen. James O'Bryan said.
He said that at Maduro's funeral on Monday, he, Molloy and former Sen. Hugo Dennis were talking about that very same thing.
O'Bryan called Molloy a strong believer in the Virgin Islands.
"But he was strong-headed in his beliefs," O'Bryan said.
Molloy always did his research, he said.
"And he was always with his ear to the ground," O'Bryan said.
Further details about his family and friends and funeral arrangements will be provided. when they become available.

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April 10, 2009 -- Former Sen. Claude Molloy, called "Tappy" by one and all and long a political insider, died Friday.
He is survived by his wife, Juel Rhymer Molloy as well as other relatives and friends.
Molloy served three terms in the Legislature from 1971 to 1976 and as the 10th Legislature's president.
In the 1990s he served as the Legislature's post auditor. He also served on the V.I. Water and Power Authority Board, as commissioner of Property and Procurement and the Government Employees Retirement System administrator.
He was elected the second constitutional convention.
Molloy's death comes on the heels of two other well-know politicos. Former Sen. Elmo Roebuck died March 17 and former Sen. John Maduro on March 23.
"Deaths and disasters come in threes," former Sen. James O'Bryan said.
He said that at Maduro's funeral on Monday, he, Molloy and former Sen. Hugo Dennis were talking about that very same thing.
O'Bryan called Molloy a strong believer in the Virgin Islands.
"But he was strong-headed in his beliefs," O'Bryan said.
Molloy always did his research, he said.
"And he was always with his ear to the ground," O'Bryan said.
Further details about his family and friends and funeral arrangements will be provided. when they become available.

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