Francis A. Malloy, Jr.
August 2, 1941 – March 1, 2017
Francis A. Malloy, Jr., known fondly by his friends as “Frank the Painter,” age 75, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
A native Delawarean, Frank was born in Wilmington on August 2, 1941, and was the son of the late Francis A. Malloy, Sr. and Catherine (Leon) Malloy. He proudly served his country as a member of the Army National Guard for 6 years. A residential painter by trade, Frank worked for the Stonegate Nursing Home for a number of years.
He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan and enjoyed cheering on his favorite teams each season. A talented repairman, Frank could fix anything and was quick to lend a hand to anyone in need. He loved spending time with his friends and family and enjoyed visiting Disney World. Frank was happiest in the company of his family, especially his grandchildren, whom he adored. He was greatly loved and will be very dearly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his brother, Vincent Malloy. He is survived by his former wife and caretaker, Mamie Hall, with whom he shared an everlasting and special bond; children, Anna L. Martin, Peggy J. Oliver and Richard Stepp, all of New Castle; grandchildren, William Hall and Amaya Farley; and great granddaughter, Brooklyn Hall.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will be held at at 11:30 am on Monday morning, March 13, 2017. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808.