Obituary: (Clara) Marjorie Malooly

Marjorie Malooly, or “Nanny” as her family called her, died peacefully on October 10, 2016. She was 91.

She was born December 17, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois to Michael Francis and Clara Jane Storen. Mrs. Malooly was generous in her love and her gifts to charities, her church and her family and friends. She was universally revered for her warm and giving spirit.

Mrs. Malooly’s family was paramount to her and she will be greatly missed. Besides her devotion to her family, she was a devout Catholic. She spent many years in service to her community through her faith.

No writing of Nanny’s history would be complete without a joyful nod to her enjoyment of playing cards. Throughout her years she gathered with family and friends, at times even six days per week, to practice her hobby and usually win. At the age of 82, with minimal vision, she played her last poker game and beat the table!

Nanny was predeceased by her sisters, Noreen Gillotte and Dorothy Hutchinson, and by her dear husband Thomas James Malooly.

She leaves behind her three children, Thomas Michael Malooly (Mary Beth), Marjorie Kathleen Hanna (Joseph) and Michael Francis Malooly (Jan). She will also be missed by nine grandchildren, Thomas, Mary Claire, Meghan, Joseph, Kathleen, Adam, Shannon, Chelsea and Scarlett, and by six great-grandchildren, Jason, Joseph, John, Connor, Lola and Evie.

Finally, Mrs. Malooly and her first cousin Kevin Storan of Lisduff, County Limerick shared a close relationship throughout the years. He and his wife Christina Storan travelled to America to visit with Nanny six times in her last years. The Storans held a mass in her honor on October 19 in Kilfinny Parish, where she worshipped when in Ireland.

A memorial service for Mrs. Malooly was celebrated on October 14 in Claremont, and a Catholic mass and burial service were held on October 15 at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.


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