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Rev. Joseph Malloy, 71, Pastor Of St. Clement Church In Stamford

Rev. Joseph Malloy
Rev. Joseph Malloy Photo Credit: Deborah Burnley

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Rev. Joseph J. Malloy, pastor at St. Clement of Rome Church in Stamford, died Saturday, Jan. 2. He was 71.

He was born in Stamford on Feb. 21, 1944, to Joseph J. Malloy Sr. and Helen Gladys Bodetka Malloy.

He attended Holy Name of Jesus and St. Basil's Prep School before enrolling at the St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield in 1964 and St. Bonaventure University in Olean, N.Y., in 1966, where he received an associate of arts degree and a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy.

He was ordained May 9, 1970, at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport by the Most Rev. Walter W. Curtis.

Malloy's first appointment as a priest was at St. James Church in Stratford as an assistant pastor on May 21, 1970. He moved to St. Catherine of Siena Church in Trumbull as parochial vicar on June 8, 1974, and to St. Ann Church in Bridgeport on June 12, 1987 as pastor. He became pastor at St. Clement of Rome Church in Stamford on Feb. 1, 2002, and served there until his death.

Fr. Malloy also served as Chaplain in the U.S, Army Reserves, having completed the basic course at Fort Hamilton, NY and he was also appointed Chaplain of the Stratford Eagles Squadron Civil Air Patrol on November 24, 1970 and he also was a member and Chaplain of the Nichols Fire Dept of Trumbull and served with the Bridgeport Fire Dept as Chaplain. He was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Augustine Council #41.

He is survived by his sister Dale Malloy of Stamford; his brother Donald Malloy of Stamford and his sister-in-law Priscilla Malloy of Stamford; as well as two nieces, three nephews, one grand-niece and two grand-nephews.

Besides his parents, Malloy was predeceased by his brother, Deacon Wayne Malloy.

Family and friends may call at St. Clement of Rome Church, 535 Fairfield Ave., Stamford on Tuesday, Jan. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Vigil Mass to be celebrated at 7:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Clement of Rome on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow at St. John's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Darien. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will be officiating. The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford, is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the Malloy family requests that donations be made in the Rev. Joseph J. Malloy's memory to St. Clement of Rome Church, 535 Fairfield Ave., Stamford, CT 06902

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