Bookkeeper, dedicated mother

Published in the March 25, 2016 edition

Ann-Malley-obit-webMELROSE — Ann (Harrington) Malley, of Melrose, formerly of Chester, Pennsylvania, died peacefully on March 17 at the age of 91. A

nn was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on November 9, 1924 to John and Elizabeth (Murray) Harrington. Ann was raised in Chester and graduated from Chester High School. She met the love of her life, the late Edward P. Malley, and the two were married and had six children they raised in Melrose. Ann worked as a bookkeeper for Westinghouse for many years. But most importantly, she was a dedicated mother who raised her children and ran a busy household.

Ann was a woman of tremendous faith, she even traveled to Rome, Jerusalem, and Lourdes, France to visit the Holy Sites. Ann was always busy helping others. She volunteered for the Bread of Life in Malden, Project Triangle, wrote the bulletin at St. Mary’s, and often led the Rosary Prayers at local nursing homes. You could say she was a “Professional Volunteer.” Ann was also a longtime member of the St. Mary’s Ladies Sodality. She was also a dedicated mother, grandmother and friend. She was always surrounded by family, and was willing to help anyway she could, whether it was babysitting or anything else. Ann also had many friends she kept up with over the years. Through letters, or phone calls, it was very important for Ann to keep intact her lifelong friendships. Ann will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know her.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward P. Malley. She was the loving mother of Edward Malley and his wife Nancy of Wakefield; Maureen Malley of Melrose; Michael Malley and his wife Judy of Tewksbury; Peter Malley and his wife Elizabeth of Everett; Ann Malley of Melrose; and Jack Malley and his wife Michele of Reading. She was the proud “Mom-Mom” of Christopher, Nicholas, Stephanie, Steven, John, Mike, Jacqueline, Jessica, Mark and six great-grandchildren. She was the youngest of seven children and also survived by many nieces, nephews, and a close network of friends.

Visiting hours were held on Sunday, March 20 at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home was held on Monday, March 21, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St Mary’s Church, Melrose. Interment took place at Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Mary’s Parish Building Fund, 46 Myrtle St., Melrose, MA 02176. To send a message of condolence, please visit