Father Joseph J. Malloy
STAMFORD—Father Joseph J. Malloy, 71, pastor of St. Clement of Rome Parish in Stamford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and close friends on January 2, 2016 at Stamford Hospital.
He was born in Stamford on February 21, 1944 to the late Joseph and Helen Malloy.
Father Malloy attended Holy Name of Jesus School and St. Basil’s Prep before attending St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, in 1964 and St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY, graduating in 1966 with an A.A. degree and a B.A. degree in philosophy.
While attending Holy Name Elementary School he belonged to the Boy Scouts of America for nine years, attaining Life Rank, and later worked as a Counselor at Camp Toquam in Goshen, CT.
He was ordained on May 9, 1970 at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport, by the Bishop Walter W. Curtis. Father Malloy’s appointments started at St. James Parish in Stratford as parochial vicar, then at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull. He was named pastor of St. Ann Parish in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport in 1987, and became pastor of St. Clement’s in February 1, 2002.
Father Malloy also served as chaplain in the U.S, Army Reserves, having completed the basic course at Fort Hamilton, NY, and he was appointed chaplain of the Stratford Eagles Squadron Civil Air Patrol on November 24, 1970. He was a member and chaplain of the Nichols Fire Dept. of Trumbull and served as chaplain with the Bridgeport Fire Dept.. He was a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Augustine Council #41.
He is survived by his sister Dale Malloy, his brother Donald Malloy, his sister-in-law Priscilla Malloy, all of Stamford. Father Malloy was predeceased by his brother Deacon Wayne Malloy.
Family and friends may call at St. Clement’s on Tuesday, January 5, from 4-pm with a Parish Vigil Mass celebrated at 7:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Clement’s on Wednesday, January 6, at 11am. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will be the principal celebrant. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Darien.