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Malcolm Butler O'Malley

January 29, 1944 — December 1, 2016

Malcolm B. O'Malley

Canandaigua/Newark—Malcolm Butler O'Malley, 72, died peacefully on Thursday (December 1, 2016) at Rochester General Hospital.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 P.M. on Sunday (December 4th ) at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 P.M. Monday (December 5th) at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 95 North Main Street, Canandaigua. Burial will be in the Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven in Hawthorne, New York.

Memorials, in his name, may be made to the the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Foundation, PO Box 571, Newark, New York 14513 or to Sonnenburg Gardens, 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, New York 14424.

Malcolm was born January 29, 1944 in New York City, the son of the late James and Marcella Butler O'Malley. He graduated from Portsmouth Abbey School in Portmouth, Rhode Island in 1962. Malcolm went on to graduate from Hamilton College in 1966 and he then did graduate studies at Syracuse University with a degree in Education Administration. Malcolm continued his life long quest of education at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at R.I.T. He had worked at the Jewish Home of Syracuse and the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse before moving to Newark. In 1989, he was the founding Executive Director of the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Foundation, retiring in 2006. While in Newark, Malcolm was a member of the Newark Rotary where he had served as President and received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. A communicant of St. Michael's Church where he had been a lector. He was also involved with the Wayne County 4H program and the Wayne County Humane Society. Malcolm moved to Canandaigua about nine years ago, where he became a communicant of St. Mary's Church, joined the Rotary Club and the Canandaigua Yacht Club and he was also serving as the Vice President of the Board of Directors at Sonnenburg Gardens. Malcolm will be remembered for his kindness of heart, his wit and his love of people, animals and nature.

In his final weeks, Malcolm was deeply touched and overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support by his wide community of friends.

He is survived by his sister Anne O'Malley of New York City, Anne Fenstermacher of Pittsford; Christopher and Cynthia Rau of Avon and a host of other good friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, December 5, 2016

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

95 N Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven

10 W Stevens Ave, Hawthorne, NY 10532

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