Michael F. Maloney, 69, of Grafton

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Obit Michael MaloneyGrafton – Michael Francis Maloney, 69, of Elmwood Street, died peacefully early Saturday morning, July 4, 2015 with his family by his side.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol (Kuczinski), and six children and 10 grandchildren, Michael Edward Maloney and his wife Rae Alison with their son Rory and daughter Keira; Crystal Maloney-Lindquist and her husband Johnny with their sons Caleb and Evan; Diane Smith and her husband Matt with their daughters Mikaela, Tyler and Samantha; Darlene Woodman and her husband Steve with their son Tristram; Jason Maloney; and Steven Maloney and his wife Michelle with their daughters Riley and Avery. He is also survived by a brother, William Maloney and his wife Lynn; a sister, Marilee Florence and her husband David; and a sister, Theresa Gagnon, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Michael was born July 20, 1945 in Everett to John and Mildred (Rosenlund) Maloney. His family and he originally resided in the Greendale section of Worcester, later relocating to Rutland after the Tornado of 1953 destroyed the family house. He attended Rutland schools the majority of his time in school and graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in 1963. Upon graduating high school, he proudly served the United States in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Lexington from 1963 to 1966.

Upon leaving the Navy, he met his wife Carol while driving a grain truck for Agway. He was then employed at Bay State Abrasives/Tyrolit for 29 years until its closing in 2002. He then worked at Gauvin Supply in South Grafton until his retirement in 2011.

Michael’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren, all of whom always brought out the best in him. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing with his buddies, especially in Maine and Florida. He always looked forward to his Saturday morning breakfast with his friends and working on the family farm. Very much mechanically inclined, his vehicles and those of his family were very rarely seen at a mechanic’s shop.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Grafton Food Bank, P.O. Box 324, Grafton, MA 01519.

All are invited to gather with Michael’s family and friends Thursday, July 9, from 9-11 a.m., at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., North Grafton, followed by a prayer service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. He will then be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in South Grafton.

Please visit an online guestbook to share a memory of Michael or message of sympathy with his family at www.RoneyFuneralHome.com.