James J. Malinn Obituary

James J.   Malinn
James J. Malinn

November 18, 1925 - January 4, 2018


MALINN, James J. “Jim” Of Brookline on January 4, 2018. Beloved husband of 65 years to Theresa J. (O’Leary) Malinn. Loving father of Maureen Malinn-Sullivan and husband Walter of Brookline, James P. and wife Mary of Dedham, John F. of Brookline, Michael J. and wife Vicky of Medway, Kevin G. and wife Mary of Norwood, Francis X. and wife Cristina of West Roxbury, Joanne Malinn Jacobson and husband Robert of Foxboro, Christopher B. and wife Joanna of Walpole and the late Joseph T. Malinn. Adored grandfather of Matthew, William, Jennifer, Joanna, Joseph, Julie, Brian, Meredith, Veronica, Robert, Tori, Lizzy, Sofia, Connor, Annabel and Erin and cherished great grandfather of Declan, Gwen, Luke, and Grace. Loving son of the late Patrick and Margaret (Donnelly) Malinn. Dear brother of the late Francis J. Malinn. Also survived by his dear sister in law Ann Gaine of Dorchester and several nieces and nephews. Late Army Veteran Korean War, Ret. Patrolman Brookline Police Dept., and longtime parishioner and head usher at St. Mary’s Church. After retirement, when not spending time with his children and grandchildren, Jim very much enjoyed his years serving as concierge to the international community at Dexter Park in Brookline. Being a part of the Edelweiss Village community these past two years offered Jim and Theresa a joyful life surrounded by dear friends and staff. His compassionate care at their rehab and long term care facilities most recently are sincerely appreciated. Our brightly shining star has passed on to heaven where he has surely been welcomed by beautiful arias, Greek dancing & a place on the bench with his beloved Red Sox greats! We will keep your beautiful spirit within each us forever. Funeral from the Bell-O’Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., Brookline on Thursday morning at 9:10 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 10:00. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 - 8:00. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be given to St. Mary’s Building Fund, 5 Linden Pl., Brookline, MA.




Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home
376 Washington St.
Brookline, MA Us 02445
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Mary of the Assumption Church
5 Linden Pl.
Brookline, MA 02445
Thursday, January 11, 2018
10:00 AM
St. Joseph Cemetery
990 LaGrange St.
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Thursday, January 11, 2018


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