Thomaston – Mr. Patrick J. Maloney, 89, passed away on Thursday morning, January 23, at his home. He was the husband of Joan (Ozerhoski-Ziemba) Maloney.
Patrick was born March 10, 1930 in Holyoke, MA, son of the late John and Nora (McAndrew) Maloney. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Holyoke, class of 1948. A U. S navy veteran he served honorably from January 9, 1950 to his discharge on December 3, 1954, primarily aboard the USS Myles C. Fox. His duty took him to the Arctic Circle as a Blue Nose and he crossed the equator as a Pollywog and Shellback. His tours also took him to South America and Europe.
Active in fraternal, service clubs and public service, he was a former member of the Knights of Columbus in South Hadley, MA, member and past president of South Hadley Lions Club, past vice president and member of the Holyoke Industrial Association and former member of the Thomaston Youth Advisory Committee. He retired from Acme Chain in Holyoke as a production planner, had been employed by the Thomaston School Department for seven years, retiring in 1992 and then volunteered for the Thomaston School Department retiring for good in 1999.
Patrick enjoyed the crossword puzzles and completed them daily. He loved his yard, gardening and working around plants and flowers, growing them all from seed. He was an enthusiastic supporter of UCONN women’s and men’s basketball and greatly looked forward to semiannual vacations to Cape Cod.
In addition to his wife Joan of 35 years, he is survived by, his son Timothy and his wife Lisa of Leicester, VT, daughters, Maura Maloney of Southington and Kathleen Maloney of South Hadley, MA; step-son, Allan A. Ziemba and his wife Diane of Thomaston; grandson Sean Partee of South Hadley, MA; step-granddaughters, Krista Broyles and her husband Christopher of Beverly, MA, and Alyssa Ziemba and her fiancée Sean Merrigan of Watertown, MA and step-great grandson, Wyatt Broyles. He was predeceased by his sister, Cecelia Monaco and brothers, John and Anthony Maloney.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, January 29, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Thomas Church (St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish) in Thomaston. There are no calling hours. Burial will be private in St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Patrick’s name to Hospice of Bristol Hospital P.O. Box 977 Bristol, CT 06010
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