Mary Lou Malecky, age 84, passed away peacefully at Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
Mary Lou, as she was affectionately known, was born Marie Louise Mulhall on July 4, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the oldest daughter of Helen and Arthur Mulhall, who preceded her in death. She married Walter Malecky on June 25, 1960. He preceded her in death in 2006.
Mary Lou was a homemaker and loving mother of three sons, Mitchell Malecky and his wife Marie, of Butler,PA; Robert Malecky and his wife Linda, of Harleysville, PA; and William Malecky and his wife Tara, of Fairfield, CT. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren: Matt Malecky, Amanda Malecky Daugherty and her husband Cameron, Mark Malecky, Bryan Malecky, Nathan Malecky, Maggie Malecky, Caitlin Malecky, Matthew Malecky, and Sean Malecky. She also is survived by one sister, Kathleen Paveza, and her husband Roger; three nieces, Erika Schroeder, Colleen Schroeder, and Debbie Kochaniewicz, and her fiance Joe Buck; and two nephews, Roger Paveza and his wife Liz, and Ryan Paveza and his wife Heather; and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Eileen Schroeder, and one niece, Florence Kochaniewicz.
Mary Lou will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Over the years, she and Walter lived in Downers Grove, IL; Spring Valley, NY; Erie, PA; and Rocky Mount, NC. After Walter passed, Mary Lou made her home in Lancaster, PA for ten years. She eventually moved to RoseCrest Assisted Living in Mars, then Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Butler, where she passed. Her family would like to thank all of the kind people that assisted her in both of those facilities. She made many friends in all of the towns in which she lived, and was loved by all who had the opportunity to know her.
A private ceremony will be held by the family, with a Catholic funeral mass and celebration of life to be held at a later date. Final arrangements are being handled by the Geibel Funeral Home of Butler, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association, at P.O. Box 826962, Philadelphia, PA 19182-6962, or to a charity of your choice. Mary Lou was a kind and generous woman in her lifetime and would have appreciated any donations made in her name that would assist other people.
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