Mary Malonis, 87, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, at home with her family after a valiant battle with cancer.
Mary was born July 29, 1930, in Lynn to Mary Huggins and William Archer Huggins. Mary attended Lynn schools and graduated from Lynn English High School and Lynn Hospital School of Nursing with a registered nurse degree. She worked in and around Boston earning her nurse-anesthetist credentials until marrying Edward Malonis in 1960. Together they moved to Washington, D.C., where Ed attended law school, and then to Milan, Italy, with the State Department. They returned to the U.S. and settled in Westchester County, New York, where they raised their family. Mary worked as a substitute school nurse and in real estate until her retirement in 1999 when she and Ed moved to Popponesset on Cape Cod. After her husband’s death, she moved to Stockbridge with her family, where she died.
Mary is survived by her daughter Tracy Malonis Stephen and husband Sean Stephen; her daughter-in-law Jamie Malonis; and five grandchildren: Jack, Charlie, Molly, Kate and Bridget, whom she adored. She was predeceased by her husband and her son, Dr. John Malonis.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 213 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., conducted by Rev. William P. Murphy, pastor. Burial will follow at Stockbridge Town Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. To send remembrances to the family, go to www.finnertyandstevens.com.