Muriel R. Maloney

LEWISTON — Muriel Rogers Maloney, 96, passed away on Aug. 2, 2011 at the d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston after a period of failing health.

She was born Nov. 12, 1914, in Baltimore, Md., to William Milton Rogers and Julia Minder Rogers. Muriel was the youngest of three children. Both parents died at young ages and Muriel was sent to live with her aunt Edna Rogers in Brooklyn, N.Y. She went to boarding school, graduating from Notre Dame Academy on Staten Island, N.Y., in 1931. She then attended Mt. Ida Junior College in Newton, Mass. It was while at Mt. Ida that she met the handsome young man from Portland, Jack Maloney, a Tufts College senior, who would later become her husband.

After working for several years as a secretary for a brokerage firm on Wall Street, Muriel married Jack on Aug. 1, 1939, in a ceremony at All Soul’s Chapel in Poland Spring. They settled in Lewiston, where she was a full-time homemaker and mother to their daughters. They were married for 56 years until Jack’s death in 1995.

Muriel was active in the Patronesses of St. Mary’s Hospital and looked forward to meetings with her longtime bridge club companions. She was a devoted member of St. Patrick’s Church in Lewiston. She was known for her quick wit, her stylish hats, her mastery of the NY Times crossword puzzles, and her love for reading.

She is survived by her daughters, Julie Maloney Crowley and Laurie Maloney; five grandchildren including Brian Parkin of Naples; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, John J. Maloney Jr.; sister, Juliette Kreitler; and her brother, James Rogers.

Condolences may be accessed online at www.albert-burpee.com

Funeral services will be private. There will be no visitation. Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements are by Albert & Burpee Funeral Home, Lewiston.

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