Rosemary M. Malooly, 92, homemaker, opera buff

June 15, 2006

Rosemary M. Malooly, a homemaker and longtime Parkville resident, died Monday of complications from a stroke at her daughter's Homeland residence. She was 92.

Rosemary Murphy was born in Baltimore and raised on Fulton Avenue. She was a graduate of the parish school of St. Martin Roman Catholic Church and attended the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

In 1942, she married William Francis Malooly and settled in Parkville, where she raised her family and lived the remainder of her life.

Mr. Malooly, who was chief metallurgist and chemist at Armco Steel's East Baltimore plant, died in 1965.

"She looked forward to sharing religious and secular holidays with her family," said a son, W. Francis Malooly, vicar general and auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Mrs. Malooly enjoyed watching golf, even though she had never played the sport.

"She considered it a gentlemen's sport and liked it -- I think because everyone was so mannerly in how they treated each other," said her daughter, Martha Hackman.

She also was an opera buff -- especially of performances by Luciano Pavarotti -- and an avid crossword puzzle fan.

In 1989, for her 75th birthday, the family attended a Pavarotti concert in Baltimore, Bishop Malooly said.

Mrs. Malooly was a communicant of St. Ursula Roman Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Also surviving are two other sons, T. Austin Malooly of Cub Hill and M. Gerard Malooly of Towson; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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