Margaret Murphy Malloy
December 22, 1929 – May 3, 2022
Predeceased by daughter, Patricia Daniell, and husband, Joseph Malloy.
Survived by children: Michael (Sharon), Kathy Riley, Dr. Timothy (Jaime), Maureen (Timothy) Blaylock, Mary (Elyas) Luger, and Theresa (Daniel) Loughran; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other friends and family.
VISITATION: Friday, May 6th from 9:30am to 10:30am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, followed by WAKE SERVICE at 10:30am and MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am. Interment, Calvary Cemetery.
To view a live broadcast of the Wake and Mass, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.
Margaret Ann was born in Omaha on December 22, 1929, to Dr. Charles and Marguerite Murphy. Marg was raised along with her five brothers in the Cathedral neighborhood of Omaha. She graduated from St. Cecilia High School. After high school, Margaret attended nursing school at St. Catherine’s in Omaha until 1952 when she married Joseph Malloy and they began their family together.
Marg and Joe raised their seven children in the Holy Name area of Omaha. While raising her children, Margaret worked in the medical office of her father and later her brother, Bill. She did a remarkable job balancing child rearing and working, often on a shoe-string budget. Throughout her life, Margaret’s greatest love was her children. Margaret was a truly wonderful mother. She served as friend, counselor, and often referee while offering unconditional love and support.
She will be remembered for being a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and loyal friend to many, especially her “sister,” Bette Moran. We will forever cherish and hold fond memories of her Irish wit and frugality (you would think she survived the potato famine herself). Commonly heard by her children: “They must have seen you coming. A fool and his money will soon part. Well, that’s just too bad about you. Now isn’t that ridiculous? You must be some kind of half-load!”
Margaret had an amazingly resilient attitude despite the many obstacles she had to endure toward the end of her life: eventual blindness, hearing loss, pain, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Rather than letting these ailments control her, she chose to be grateful for each and every day. Her focus was on her many blessings. Perhaps the greatest blessing in the last seven years of her life was the love and care she received from her daughter, Maureen, and son-in-law, Tim (who always treated her like his own mother) while living in their home.
Margaret lived her life as a faithful servant to the Lord. She is finally reunited with her husband, daughter, parents, and five brothers. “May the sun shine warm upon her face, and the rain fall soft upon her fields, and until we meet again, may God hold her in the hollow of his hand.”