Obituary for Mary E. Maloney
Mary E. Maloney, 61 of Long Branch was called home on Christmas Day to be with her parents and brother. Mary was born in Long Branch on June 4, 1956 and raised in Middletown and at White Sands Beach Club in Long Branch. She was a 1974 graduate of Mater Dei High School and earned her degree in Speech Pathology from Trenton State College in 1978. After college, she worked for the State of New Jersey with developmentally disabled children at Hunterdon State School in Clinton. Mary took great interest in all of the children in her care, but after noticing one little girl who had gotten lost in the system, Mary decided to become an attorney to advocate for those who could not do so for themselves. She attended Seton Hall Law School for three years while still working full time and graduated with honors with a Juris Doctor degree. She continued to work for the State of New Jersey until her retirement from the Department of Human Services in 2006. After she retired, Mary opened her own successful law firm, but her natural ability to help and care for those in need continued with her work with the ARC of Monmouth until earlier this year.
Mary Maloney lived a life full of family, friends and good times. She was proud of her large family and Irish heritage and had a seemingly endless group of friends for whom she would do anything. Her love and loyalty was known to all and will be sorely missed. She was the number one guest and life of the party.
Mary was predeceased by her father James J. Maloney in 1977, mother Helen Widdis Maloney in 2014, brother Marty in 2014, and beloved Aunt Marion Widdis in 1996.
Remaining here to celebrate Mary’s rich life are her beloved daughters Kacie and Allie, her loving brothers and sisters: Jim and Ann Maloney, Margaret Maloney and Marcie Horowitz, Marion Maloney and Kenny Wilhalme, Patty Maloney and Mark Hopkins, Ted and Elana Maloney, and Tommy Maloney. The ever-fun Aunt Mary is also survived by many nieces and nephews: Thomas, Helen, Coleen, Kenny, Matt, Olivia, Marty, Jane, Grace, Peter, Jack, Dillon, Rain, Christopher, Colleen, Cassie, Caitlyn, Claire. Amy, Alex and beloved dog Bailey. She also leaves behind many grieving friends of Kacie and Allie who grew up with Mary as their second mother.
A Catholic mass celebrating Mary's life will be held on Saturday, December 30th at 11:00 AM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 101 Chelsea Ave, Long Branch. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the ARC of Monmouth or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The family invites you to send a letter of condolence, light a memorial candle or make a memorial donation by selecting the appropriate tab.