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Obituary: William Vincent Maloney, 87

William was a longtime resident of Bridgeport and Stratford and lived the last several years in Shelton.

William Vincent Maloney, age 87, of Shelton, beloved husband of Janet Lepone Maloney passed away peacefully on Feb. 5, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Bridgeport on October 8, 1925, Mal, they youngest of eight children, was the son of the late James and Catherine Sullivan Maloney.

He was a longtime resident of Bridgeport and Stratford and lived the last several years in Shelton. Mal graduated from Bassick High School, was an outstanding scholar/athlete and had a passion for all sports.

He worked at the American District Telegraph in Bridgeport for most of his career. After his retirement Mal took up golf and became an avid player.

He was also very active in St. Mark Church in Stratford and served as a Eucharistic Minister and was also a member of their Men's League.

Music was an important part of his life. Mal had a wonderful tenor voice, singing as a young child for local radio advertisers and in later years in church and other choruses.

Among his favorite things: taking the grandchildren to Micalizzi’s Italian Ice, his Georgetown cap, getting his back scratched and loving the family dogs.

In addition to his wife Janet, he is survived by his daughter Noreen Knott and her husband Barry of Stratford, his son Robert Roy Sember and his wife Linda of Huntington, five grandchildren Kate Feeney and her husband Michael, David Knott, Robert Sember Jr. and his wife Michele, Ellen Sember, Matthew Sember and his wife Mariethess, ten great grandchildren Tucker, RJ, Daniel, Ryan, Christina, Angela, Ashley, Rebecca, Dominique and Wilcy, four great great grandchildren Nyasia, Andre, Alijah and Asiana, one sister Kaye Speer and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his grandson Douglas Sember and several brothers and sisters.

This obituary was courtesy of Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home.

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