Robert "Bob" Maloney

May 19, 1943 ~ August 17, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Robert Bruce Maloney, "Bob", of The Villages, Florida, a native of Wilmington, passed away on August 17, 2023, at the age of 80.

Bob was born in Norwood, MA on May 19th, 1943, the son of the late Robert and Barbara (Schaefer) Maloney. Bob was raised in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School, Class of 1961. He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Linda (Lawrence) Maloney. Bob and Linda resided in Tewksbury for 30 years before retiring to South Yarmouth and then Florida.

Bob earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education and taught for 35 years in Tewksbury, mostly at the Dewing School. He worked tirelessly to provide for his family, including over 20 years of delivering the mail in North Wilmington on Saturdays and during school vacations. Bob loved to golf, playing at Trull Brook in Tewksbury for years before moving to Florida and enjoying the courses throughout The Villages with his many friends and neighbors.

Bob leaves behind his wife, their three children Jerry (and Kelly) Maloney of Belchertown, MA, Lisa (and Donnie) Perry of Hudson, NH, and Mark (and Tammy) Maloney of Richlands, NC as well as nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his brother Jerry and sister Barbara (Cram) and leaves behind his brothers Edward Maloney of Keene, NH and David (and Alice) Maloney of Derry, NH, brother-in-law Milton Cram of Reno, NV and Cousin Joseph (and Edie) Donaruma of Brockton, MA.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, September 12th from 10:30-11:30 a.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Home Service at 11:30 a.m.  Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Ted and Diane Brandley House (Hospice of Marion County) whose staff offered such compassionate help to Bob and us during his last days.

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September 12, 2023

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Nichols Funeral Home
187 Middlesex Ave
Wilmington, MA 01887

Funeral Service
September 12, 2023

11:30 AM
Nichols Funeral Home
187 Middlesex Ave
Wilmington, MA 01887


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