Patricia E. Malia

CASCO — Patricia Ellen Malia, 91, passed away on Dec. 7, 2011.

She was born in Portland on Jan. 7, 1920, the daughter of Charles Francis Brogan and Lillian Augusta Trefethern. Patricia spent most of her childhood growing up on Peaks Island and in Portland. She attended Portland schools, graduating from Portland High School in 1938. As the recipient of a Brown Medal at Portland High School, she had to give a speech at graduation. She was always proud of the fact that she didn't need to use any notes to give her speech.

On May 2, 1942, Patricia married Charles Edward Malia at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church in Portland. Patricia was a stay at home mother until her five children grew up. At that time, she went to work for Union Mutual Insurance Company. When Union Mutual moved from downtown Portland, she left to take a position at the Ninth District Court in Portland. She retired from the Ninth District Court as Deputy Clerk of Courts in 1985.

Patricia was an avid Red Sox and Celtics fan. She always watched the games up until the last few years when the games were on after her bedtime. She was a resident of Country Village Assisted Living in Casco for the past 18 years.

Patricia was predeceased by her husband in 1989; her parents; her sister, Helena June Brogan Ward; and her brothers, Robert Francis Brogan, Keith Stinson Brogan and Raymond Earl Brogan.

She is survived by her children, Charles M. Malia of Old Orchard Beach, Mary J. Richardson of Standish, Peter D. Malia of Portland, Stephen E. Malia of Portland and Kevin P. Malia of Whitinsville, Mass.; her 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her sister, Barbara Brogan Knowles of Westbrook; and brother, Charles Brogan of South Portland; as well as several nieces, nephews; and cousins.

Visiting hours were from 6 to 8 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland. Prayers were recited at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 190 Cumberland Avenue, Portland. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland.

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In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Patricia in a special way may make memorial donations to: Country Village Assisted Living, P.O. Box 600, Casco, ME 04015.

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