Sept 1, 1951 – April 11, 2020
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This is the story of James(Jimmy) J. Malone. Jimmy was a wonderful man that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished by many. Sir King James, as he preferred to be called by his wife, “my little petunia” as he called her, was an amazing husband, father, son, uncle, stepfather, friend and brother.
Jimmy’s story starts on Sept 1, 1951; born in Troy, NY, the oldest child to Thomas and Alice Coreno Malone. Jimmy is survived by his two sisters that spoiled him and he adored to no end, Patricia Kuziak of Glenville, NY and his precious baby sister MaryAlice Hollenbeck(Andy). Jimmy had a very close and special uncle-nephew relationship with his baby sister’s three boys, Drew, Joseph & Thomas Hollenbeck. Jimmy would do anything and drop anything, to be there for his sisters and nephews. Jimmy was also survived by his aunt Josephine Luciano, brother Anthony and many extended family members. He was a proud lifelong resident of Mechanicville, NY, lifetime member of the Italian Fraternal Hall and the Stillwater/Mechanicville Elks Club. Jimmy was also a member on the City of Mechanicville’s planning board and was Cumberland Farms’ most frequent customer for his half dozen daily cups of coffee. Jimmy has two beautiful children from his first marriage(Margaret Baker), Michelle Malone of Phoenix, AZ and Thomas(Chelsea) Malone of Spokane, WA. Jimmy had 3 amazing grandchildren, Quinten, Melaina and Payton of Spokane Wa, that he bragged about to his “little petunia” on a daily basis over coffee, reading his daily “Times Union” and visiting Facebook for the daily town gossip. Jimmy married his soulmate and wife of 22 years, Theresa “Tess” Malone on July 18, 1998. He was a proud and loving stepfather to Duane “DJ” Martin(Colleen) & Martika “Tika” Martin(Anthony). He never missed a game or milestone in DJ and Martika’s lives from the time they were toddlers. Jimmy owned and operated his own business, “Malone Construction” for many decades. Jimmy enjoyed helping many hometown friends and local families with the update and beautification of their home.
Jimmy’s favorite time of year was August and his favorite hobby was studying and betting on the horses at Saratoga Race Track from the time he was a child with his father. Jimmy survived, laughing and joking 6 years longer than any specialists said he could, enjoying every breathe he struggled for. Jimmy joined his Mother and Father on Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020. He passed peacefully with sun beaming through his window and with a smile listening to his favorite Frank Sinatra at home with his loving wife, “little petunia” and his precious Tika.
A memorial mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicville Basketball Booster Club or Mechanicville Soccer Booster Club in memory of James J. Malone.
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