Theresa Mary Malloy, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, March 30, 2019 at the age of 93.
Theresa was born May 17, 1925 in Philadelphia PA., the first daughter of James J. McKenna and Stella Duffy. She is predeceased by her sister Clare Caulfield.
She was married to the love of her life, James Patrick Malloy, on Jan 8, 1949 and they had a wonderful life together until his much too early death Sept 3, 1996. She moved to Kure Beach after his passing as he always wished.
She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Teresa (Alan) Morrow, Denise (Paul) Hubbard, James Malloy, and Lawrence (Milissa) Malloy; her four grandchildren, Kathleen (Carpenter) and Christine Morrow, Colleen and Sean Malloy; and one great grandchild, Christopher Kai Carpenter as well as a large extended family primarily living in the Philadelphia area.
A devout Catholic, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Wilmington and their Lazarus Group. She also hosted and greatly enjoyed weekly Rosary neighborhood prayer group meetings at her home for many years.
As a teenager, Theresa was a proud member of the Daisy Class (1942) at Hallahan High School in Philadelphia where she excelled in playing the harp. After marriage, she and her growing family resided in Philadelphia, Cheltenham, and Wayne, PA, before settling in Raleigh, NC. Theresa is known to her many friends and family as a generous and vivacious host who enjoyed people and parties of all kinds. Throughout her life, physical exercise and wellbeing were a priority. Until her health precluded it, she was an avid swimmer and walked miles every day. She particularly enjoyed the trails at Fort Fisher and the beautiful NC sunsets.
A Memorial Mass to celebrate her life will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 6650 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412.
In lieu of flowers memorials made to EWTN, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210, in memory of Theresa, would be greatly appreciated.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.
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