Timothy Maloney, 84, of Little Compton, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday March 20, 2022. He was the husband of the late Patricia (Bolster) Maloney and father of Courtney Maloney.
Tim was born and raised in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. His parents were the late Roland V. Maloney and Gertrude (Cullen) Maloney. He played high school football for the North Attleboro Red Rocketeers, and years later rigged a radio antenna so that he could listen to their Thanksgiving Day games against rival Attleboro from his home in Little Compton. After graduating from Stonehill College, he served in the US Navy, returning to active duty in later years and eventually retiring with the rank of Commander. Tim met his wife Patricia in Livorno, Italy and they were married for 52 years.
After settling in Little Compton in 1968, Tim and his brother Terry ran a fish market in Middletown, RI called Newport Lobster Pound. After they closed the market in the late ‘70’s, Tim worked as a cook on a Raytheon research vessel and as a quahogger. His most cherished occupation came later in life, when he taught refrigeration and air conditioning at MCI Bridgewater. Tim was a spiritual person who believed in the fundamental benevolence of the universe. He was also an accomplished organic gardener, known especially for his garlic. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, cheerful demeanor, and kindness to all.
Survivors include his daughter Courtney and son-in-law Martin Allen; his brother Terrence Maloney and Terry’s wife Kathy, brother-in-law Vincent Hoye of North Attleboro, and beloved nieces and nephews including Ann (Leary) Stock and Margaret (Leary) Dooley, formerly of Little Compton; and many dear friends. Timothy was predeceased by his sisters Eileen (Maloney) Leary, Sheila (Maloney) Hoye, and Nora (Maloney) Roche.
His funeral will be held on Saturday, March 26th at 8:30 am from Fern Acres Funeral Home, 72 Willow Avenue, Little Compton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 74 Simmons Road, Little Compton. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, Little Compton. Visiting hours Friday 4:00-7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Little Compton Community Center, P.O. Box 926, Little Compton, RI 02837.
Special thanks to the Little Compton ambulance service and the nurses, therapists, and aides of Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association for their exceptional care.
Please visit www.fernacresfuneralhome.com for condolences.