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Obituary for Peter Thomas Moynihan

Peter Thomas Moynihan, beloved husband of Ye Liu Moynihan, of Usquepaug, RI, passed away on November 29, 2023 at the age of 72.

Born in Westfield, MA, he was the son of the late Thomas and Doris Moynihan.

Peter attended Westerly High School before transferring and graduating from Lakemont Academy.
He then graduated from Loretto Heights College in Colorado, followed by the Cardozo School of Law in New York City, where he earned his Juris Doctor. Peter practiced law in New York City for 35 years until his retirement.

He was also an accomplished photographer who enjoyed biking, speed skating and skiing, including 10 years of volunteer service on the Ski Patrol at Ski Windham.

In addition to his wife Ye, he is survived by two children, Shane Moynihan of Queens, NY, and Rebecca Embry of Pflugerville, TX; a sister Susan Moynihan of Pawcatuck, CT; three grandchildren, Quinn Moynihan of Queens, NY, and Kyle and Eric Embry of Pflugerville, TX; as well as nephew Jeffrey Moynihan Jr. and nieces Heidi Moynihan, Alicia Roberts, Ashley Moynihan, and Casey Moynihan. Peter was predeceased by three brothers, Jeffrey, Jerry and Paul.

A visiting hour will be held at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m., immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 2:30p.m. in the funeral home. Burial is private. For online condolences please visit