Mary Malloy passed away on January 21, 2021 at the age of 98 of COVID-related illness. She lived independently in Scituate, MA and Bristol, RI until the age of 95, and was a resident of St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol for the last three years.
Mary was raised in Brighton, MA by her parents William and Marion (Keefe) Connor and was a proud graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy. She went on to train as a medical secretary and began her career at Boston Children’s Hospital. She rapidly gained a reputation for her kind demeanor and professionalism, resulting in her recruitment at several other Boston hospitals. She married Francis “Whitey” Malloy in 1947 and moved to Scituate, MA, where she worked for physicians in private practice. Whitey passed away in 1984 and Mary moved to Bristol in 2005 to be closer to her family. In Bristol, she was active in St. Mary’s Church and served as secretary of the Harborlights senior organization.
She is survived by her son Paul Malloy and his wife Eileen (Hanlon); her grandson Sean Malloy and his wife Amy Blais Malloy; her grandson Scott Malloy and his fiancé Amy Iglesias; and great-grandchildren Connor and Ella.
Mary enjoyed spending time with pets, shopping, reading, scratch tickets, the Patriots, and sweets of all kinds. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who radiated compassion, positivity, and selflessness. Scott captured his grandmother’s spirit when he wrote: “My Gram was one of the sweetest and kindest people you could ever meet … everyone adored her. She was optimistic and hopeful, even as she dealt with challenging health issues later in life. She had a quick Irish wit, and she never ceased to see the bright side of things. Joy, hope, and caring are the marks she has left behind. We should all strive for such a legacy.” She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the staff of St. Elizabeth Manor, who showed such kindness and concern for Mary.
A Mass of Christian Burial and interment alongside her husband in Scituate, MA will be private. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. A celebration of life will be held when the pandemic permits.
Donations in her memory can be made to the East Bay Food Pantry, 532 Wood St, Bristol, RI 02809.
Arrangements are with the George Lima Funeral Home.
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East Bay Food Pantry
532 Wood Street, Bristol RI 02809