FARMINGDALE - William R. Malloy, former state commissioner of labor, died Friday, May 17, 2013. He was born Aug. 28, 1930, in Caribou.
Survivors include son, W. Gregory Malloy and Marcia Jolicoeur of Chelsea; daughter, Michelle Malloy Johnson and James Wentworth of Farmingdale; granddaughter, Amy Malloy and husband, Chance Griffeth, of Brunswick; granddaughters, Kyrie and Kayla Johnson of Farmingdale; grandson, Sgt. Daniel W. Malloy, U.S. Army
, great-grandsons, Tyler Malloy and Cameron Griffeth of Brunswick; daughter-in-law, Jean Marie Malloy of Westbrook; stepgrandchildren, Eric Russell of Fort Kent, Karen Russell Westbrook and Shawna Wells of Hallowell; and special family friend, Elaine Lacroix. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Bibiana T. Malloy; and son, Kirkwood L. Malloy.
William attended schools in Caribou and graduated from Caribou High School. In 1952, he graduated from Madawaska Training School, now University of Maine at Fort Kent. He attended the University of Maine, University of Princeton and American Management Institute. In his years with the labor department he held various positions throughout his 27-year career, and served on many national, regional and statewide committees. He was a former chairperson of the Governor's Special Handicapped Committee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of American Veterans Post No. 18, American Legion Post No. 0178, and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
No. 964 Augusta Elks. William was a life member of Knights of Columbus, third and fourth degree, a past faithful navigator of Fourth Degree Assembly 348, past grand knight third degree of Canabas Council 1299. A former district deputy, William served on many State Council committees and was a former master of Third Degree Team. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid outdoor person, never getting in enough fishing or hunting. He was a life member of S.A.M. The New England Patriots were another favorite, either on television or at Foxboro, Mass., with the family.
Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, with the rosary being recited 7 p.m. by KofC Gardiner Council No. 1299, at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, where a funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23. Burial will be after the service at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330.