FARMINGDALE -- William R. Malloy, former State Commissioner of Labor, died on Friday, May 17, 2013. He was born on Aug. 28, 1930, in Caribou.

Survivors include son W. Gregory Malloy and Marcia Jolicoeur, of Chelsea; daughter Michelle Malloy Johnson and James Wentworth, of Farmingdale; granddaughter Amy Malloy and husband Chance Griffeth, of Brunswick; granddaughters Kyrie and Kayla Johnson, both of Farmingdale; grandson Sgt. Daniel W. Malloy, U.S. Army; great-grandsons Tyler Malloy and Cameron Griffeth, both of Brunswick; daughter-in-law Jean Marie Malloy, of Westbrook; step-grandchildren Eric Russell, of Fort Kent, and Karen Russell Westbrook and Shawna Wells, both of Hallowell; and special family friend Elaine Lacroix. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Bibiana T. Malloy; and son Kirkwood L. Malloy.

William attended schools in Caribou and graduated from Caribou High School. In 1952, he graduated from Madawaska Training School, now the University of Maine, Fort Kent. He attended the University of Maine, Princeton University and the American Management Institute. In his years with the Labor Department, he held various positions throughout his 27-year career and served on many national, regional and statewide committees. He was a former chairperson of the Governor's Special Handicapped Committee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the AMVETS Post 18 and the American Legion Post 0178, and a member of the BPOE 964 Augusta Elks. William was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, 3rd and 4th Degree, a past faithful navigator of the 4th Degree Assembly 348, past Grand Knight 3rd Degree of Canabas Council 1299. A former district deputy, William served on many state council committees and was a former master of the 3rd Degree Team.

He enjoyed traveling and was an avid outdoor person, never getting in enough fishing or hunting. He was a life member of S.A.M. The New England Patriots were another favorite on television or at Foxboro with the family.

Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, where a funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23. The Knights of Columbus Gardiner Council 1299 will recite the rosary at 7 p.m.

Burial will follow at the new Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330.

Funeral Home

Staples Funeral Service
53 Brunswick Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345
(207) 582-3102

Published in Central Maine on May 21, 2013