William J. Maloy, age 79, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010, surrounded by his loving family, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.
A funeral mass will be held Thursday, July 8th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Rossiewith Fr. Stephen Rocker, pastor of St. James Church, Gouverneur officiating and burial in East Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur. Calling hours are today, Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
William was born on July 30, 1930 in Gouverneur, the son of William and Hilda Blackmore Maloy. William graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1950, and he was a dairy farmer for over forty years. He had also owned and operated Wil-Ro Trailers in Tennessee.
William married Shirley Spring on March 1, 1952 at St. Patrick’s Church, Rossie with Fr. Faucher officiating.
William had served on several boards and committees in his community. He was on the St. Lawrence County ASC committee for 31 years, a director of the Gouverneur Co-op for over 20 years, a director for North Country Insurance Co. for 12 years, a member of the RossieTown board for 26 years, and a Justice of the Peace for the Town of Rossie for 16 years. William served on the St. Lawrence County Fair board several years, for Empire Livestock for 23 years, was a member of the Gouverneur Elks Lodge #2035 and was one of the earliest members of the Oxbow Vol. Fire Department. He had also been active with the youth in 4-H clubs and Future Farmers of America.
He enjoyed his work on the farm, spending time with his family, taking pictures, and discussing politics.
William is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years Shirley; four daughters, Mary Dunaway and Robert Roberts of Fayetteville, Patty and Al Pitts of Rochester, Barbara Kane and Ken Khanzadian of Cicero, and Kelly Maloy of Dexter; three sons, David and Sandra Maloy ofRossie, John and Lisa Maloy of Antwerp, and William and Tammy Maloy of Oxbow; 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two sisters, Isabel Wicks of Connecticut and Helen Hartle of Spragueville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, John Maloy; and two sisters, Betty Brown and Marie King.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, PO Box 216, Morristown, NY 13664.