Wilfred Maloney
Wilfred Maloney
Wilfred Maloney
Wilfred Maloney
Wilfred Maloney
Wilfred Maloney
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Obituary of Wilfred Patrick Maloney

Passed away on December 11, 2022 at 97 years of age, Wilfred Patrick Maloney, predeceased by wife Geraldine, daughter Christine, sister Claire (Don), brother Jerome (Clo), and son-in-law Gord Laite. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories: special friend Madelyn Fitzgerald, children Teresa, Tim (Susan), Joe (Vicky), Lynn (Mike), Dennis (Magda) and Joann (Dwayne), brother Leo, 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and a large circle of nieces and nephews.

Dad was born February 27, 1925 in the former town of Grand Falls. At 16 years old Dad attended St. Mary’s on a scholarship and graduated with a civil engineering degree after which he started his career with A.N.D. Company. From there he worked as the town engineer until his retirement. His love of engineering matched surprisingly well with his love of baseball. Dad was equal parts player and fan. He was highly involved in local baseball in his early life, and later continued to keep meticulous stats on every game he watched. But his love of engineering truly showed when over planning even the smallest home project. 

Dad spent a lot of time repeatedly dragging his friend to the Brown Derby after falling for one of their employees. From there, Wilf and Gerry became married and had 7 children. He built a home for his family on Lincoln Road, a great neighbourhood full of friendly families and lots of children. A lover of roadtrips, Dad was always quick to pack up the car with his family for a holiday, stopping at every road-side shop along the way (how many bags of apples does one man need while driving through Nova Scotia?). His desire to explore would never dwindle.

After retirement and a triple bypass, Dad embraced his new lease on life and decided to explore the world, splitting his time between Florida and his summer home in Northern Arm. Summer was for family, but winters were for exploring. It’s during this time that he met his friend Madelyn. Together, they travelled at every opportunity, but most importantly they created memories that kept him smiling for his remaining decades. 

Dad had a great sense of humor which he passed on to anyone he’s met. A very kind man. Generous with his time and money. Nobody left his company empty handed or without a positive memory. Hearing stories over the years of people he has touched along the way; stories of presents sent to strangers in need, always paying when in company, you’d never have the opportunity to pay for ice cream, coffee, or a meal - he always beat you to the check-out. He always had candy in his pockets (just in case someone needed a spearmint lifesaver) and a story to tell. He lived a long and detailed life, and was always quick to share the history of the community he helped to build, things he’s seen in his travels, or the family that he cherished so much.

We’ll all miss you. Rest in paradise.

A committal service and interment will take place at a later date

Wednesday
14
December

Public Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Hoskins Funeral Home - Grand Falls-Windsor
12 Earle Street
Grand Falls-windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Thursday
15
December

Funeral Service

10:30 am
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Hoskins Funeral Home - Grand Falls-Windsor
12 Earle Street
Grand Falls-windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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