Malone, Ingrid

December 5th, 2009

malone-ingridIngrid G. (Oehlschlager), age 68, of Tewksbury, formerly of Wilmington and Brockton, died peacefully at home on Saturday, December 5, 2009, with her husband at her side, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Ingrid was born on July 7, 1941, in Mannheim, Germany, she was the dear daughter of the late Adam & Else (Greiss) Oehlschlager. Ingrid grew up in Germany and was educated there, she was employed as a hairdresser for many years in Germany. She met her husband David in Germany in October of 1978 while he was stationed there, after a whirlwind courtship the couple married in Manhattan, Kansas on December 26, 1978, and remained devoted to each other for over 30 years.

With her husband a career soldier, Ingrid travelled with him all over Europe and the United States, they were stationed on various Army bases and it was Ingrid who insisted that her husband include the men and women to join them for wonderful holiday meals that she would prepare so that they wouldn’t celebrate alone. Ingrid was also introduced to her husband’s home town of Wilmington, where she fell in love with the town and her new family. Ingrid always cherished the roots she made in Wilmington.

Upon returning to the States for good, Ingrid and Dave lived in Wilmington, and when Dave’s job transferred him to the South Shore they moved to Brockton for several years, where they made many friends. When Ingrid was diagnosed with cancer, they moved back to the Wilmington and Tewksbury areas to be closer to family and enjoy their family and friends. Ingrid will be fondly remembered as a warm and loving woman who was always helping others, she loved to garden and was a great cook. Ingrid touched many lives and she will be greatly missed.

Ingrid is survived by her beloved husband David A. Malone, her brother and sister Joachim Messengarb and Hildegard Bonig both of Germany, her mother-in-law of Marie Malone and brother-in-law Joseph Deegan both of Wilmington, and many dear friends.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, December 12th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Friday, December 11th from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Ingrid’s name may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517 or to the Jimmy Fund, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Malone, Ingrid”

  1. Anthony & Mary Mottolo says:

    We will miss sweet Ingrid so much. You are in all of our hearts and prayers, Dave. May God give you comfort and peace.

  2. Joe & Jodi Quilty says:

    Dave, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I wish we had more time to share with each other. We didn’t know each other for too long but I would enjoy the afternoon teas Ingrid and I would share; I will miss them. She had a great heart and I will miss her.

  3. Barbara Wallenstein says:

    Dave, it was a pleasure to get to know Ingrid over the past few years at “Cancer Club”. She was a dear, sweet person and we will all miss her tremendously. You remain in my prayers.

  4. Patti & George Kelly says:

    Dear Ingrid and David,
    We morn Ingrid’s passing but find solice in knowing she will feel no pain or suffering ever again. Whenever we think of Ingrid, we remember her stories about Wendy’s…. speaking about the long lines in the drive up window and how some still had not deceided what to order to drink, even though they had spent so much time waiting. The way you so passionately told that story will remain with us forever. Don’t think you will ever know how funny, sweet and animated you were. That beautiful face and smile, especially when you looked at David, your’s was a very deep love for each other. That love will always be. You are at peace now, may you soar into the beautiful blue sky like a dove of peace, feeling the warmth of the sun and the sweetness of fresh air forever. You are loved, missed and remembered fondly, forever. All our love, George and Patti Kelly

  5. Patti & George Kelly says:

    You are in our prayers….

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