John X. “Jack” Malloy, 80 of North Oxford, MA, formerly of Southbridge and Ashland, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Cuddy) Malloy.
John was raised in Framingham, where he attended St. Stephen’s grade school and was a graduate of Our Lady’s High School in Newton. He went on to take college courses and later served our country as a member of the United States Air Force.
John was a retired supervisor with the Consolidated Railroad Company, where he was employed for over 40 years. He was proud to be a licensed pilot and was an original member of the Framingham Heart Study. He was also very proud of his 30 years of sobriety. John enjoyed his retirement, often wintering in Port Charlotte, FL. He also loved a good flea market, estate sale or auction.
John is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary M. (Keach), along with his sons Daniel J. Malloy and his wife Patricia of Charlton, Dana S. Smith and his wife Elena of Pennsylvania, Douglas C. Smith of Fitchburg, and James E. Bacon of Worcester. He is also survived by his grandchildren, John Paul Malloy, Brian C. Smith, and Alyson Bi Smith, and his great granddaughter Avery Rose Smith. John is also survived by his siblings, Thomas J. Malloy of Natick and Mary Benoit of Westborough, along with many nieces and nephews, and his beloved 22 year old cat Baby.
He was predeceased by his son John X. Malloy, Jr., and his sisters Margaret Desilets and Helen Smith.
Family and friends will honor and remember John’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney and Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln Street, Framingham, MA on Monday, June 11, 2018 from 4-8 P.M. His funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 9:00 in the morning at St. Cecilia’s Church, 54 Esty Street, Ashland, MA. Interment will be at St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Framingham.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in John’s name to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org, or Second Chance Animal Shelter, www.secondchanceanimals.org.
American Heart Association
300 5th Ave. Suite 6, Waltham MA 02451-8750
Second Chance Animal Shelter
372 No. Main Street, North Brookfield MA 01535