Loved the ocean and the marine industry

 Published in the January 28, 2016 edition

James-Malloy-Obit-webNORTH READING — James Edward Malloy, 52, of North Reading, beloved husband of Jacqualyn J. (Gerrior) Malloy, died Jan. 18, 2016 unexpectedly.

Born in Danvers, he was the son of Mary Anne (Santapaula) (Malloy) Osgood of Middleton and the late David A. Malloy. He was raised and educated in Danvers and was a graduate of Danvers High School, Class of 1981. He continued his education at the University of Massachusetts, graduating in 1985.

James had a love of the ocean and boating from a young age. He worked alongside his family in their company, the Spite Bridge Boat Yard of Danvers, for many years. He truly loved his profession and everything about the marine industry.

A dedicated husband and father, James volunteered and coached North Reading Little League and Girls’ Softball for many years. He enjoyed skiing, mountain biking and spending time on the ocean. Boating was truly his first love professionally and personally. James found great satisfaction in his ability to help others. He volunteered much of his time and energy to the professional American Veterans’ Wheelchair Softball League, the National Wheel Chair Softball Federation and the Rollin’ Red Sox Wheelchair softball team. He was active in organizing fundraisers and volunteering his time and efforts to grow the awareness of the great work done by these organizations. It was a new passion and just another way Jim was able to help others.

James is survived by his wife of 19 years, Jacqualyn J. (Gerrior) Malloy of North Reading, his daughter, Lily J. Malloy of North Reading and Shea A. Malloy of North Reading; his mother and step–father, Mary Anne Osgood and Richard Osgood of Middleton; his brother, David A. Malloy and his wife Cheryl of Danvers; his step–sister, Teri Fitzpatrick of Florida; his step–brother Kevin Osgood of Wisconsin; his mother–in–law and father–in–law, Karen Rodham and her husband Dave of Whitefield, N.H. and Jerry Gerrior and his wife Patrice of North Reading and several nieces, nephews, sisters–in–law and brothers–in–law. He was the grandson of the late James and Christine Malloy and Anthony and Lillian Santapaula.

His funeral service was held in the Peterson–O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62), Danvers, Monday, Jan. 25. at 1 p.m.  Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in James’ memory to the Wheelchair Sports Federation, 6454 82nd St., Suite 2, Middle Village NY 11379-2329. To share a memory or offer a condolence, visit