Bryan P. Malloy passed away in Greenfield on Thursday June 17, at the age of 85. Bryan was born in North Adams MA on June 29th, 1935, to John F. and Anna (Wood) Malloy. He moved to Greenfield as an infant, attended Holy Trinity School, Greenfield High School, class of 1953, and attended Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. His enjoyment came from his family, gardening, sports, crossword, and jigsaw puzzles and reading, and he was also a wonderful writer. His family enjoyed the bounty from his garden each summer. Bryan was an exceptional provider for his family and being with them brought him immense pleasure. Despite his hectic work schedule in sales, he rarely missed a sporting or school event and he enjoyed visiting his children at their respective colleges. As his family grew so did his heart.
His work took him to many corners of the country however he most enjoyed being here in New England and northeast Canada. In his younger years Bryan enjoyed visiting the shores of Cape Cod and over time preferred the chilly waters of Maine. He cherished his many visits to Boston with his wife Karen, where they walked the days away and enjoyed the restaurants of the North End by night. Spending time at his sister Pat’s farm in Spofford NH, whether planting Christmas trees, walking the property or simply visiting brought him much joy. Bryan’s happiest moments were time spent with his grandchildren.
In retirement Bryan volunteered for a short time at the Greenfield Public Library. When Karen quit cooking in the late 1990's, she and Bryan were frequent visitors to local restaurants in Greenfield and Shelburne Falls. They took great joy in supporting the local economy and befriending the employees.
Bryan leaves behind his wife Karen (Mott), and his three children; Beth Malloy, Eric Malloy (Rebecca) and Nathaniel Malloy (Emily) all of Deerfield, and his grandchildren, Hannah W. Solar, Jonathan, Naomi, Patrick, Alexander and Zoe Malloy as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Jonathan W. Malloy in 1998, his parents, and siblings Margaret Kane, Mary Malloy, Anne Melle, Patricia Houghton and John F. Malloy Jr., who was killed at Iwo Jima in 1945. He was also predeceased by his former wife Dorothy Sarah (Allen).
Bryan’s family would like to give a heartfelt and special thank you to his longtime CNA, Sarah Uprichard and Katie, Michele and Nicole from Overlook VNA as well as the caring and compassionate staff at Buckley Healthcare.
Services will be Thursday June 24th at 9:15AM from the Kostanski Funeral Home 1 Kostanski Square in Turners Falls followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10AM at Our Lady of Peace Church 90 Seventh St. with Rev. Stanley Aksamit pastor officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Turners Falls. Bryan will be buried next to his son Jonathan. Calling hours will be held Wednesday June 23rd from 4-6PM at the funeral home.
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In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.
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