Marian Malnati

Marian Malnati

1929 - 2014 SHEFFIELD Marian Rote Malnati, 85, of Sheffield, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Fairview Hospital, with two loving daughters, Jeanne and Priscilla, by her side. She was born in Sheffield, on Jan. 8, 1929, daughter of Arthur G. and Nancy Leach Rote. She graduated from Sheffield Center School in 1947. Marian was employed at the telephone office in Sheffield and later at Pioneer Credit Co. in Great Barrington. Marian did volunteer work on several 4-H programs, children's schools, Red Cross Blood Bank, and Sheffield Food Program. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed sewing, baking, reading, and doing crossword puzzles. Marian's husband, Antonio J. Malnati, whom she married on April 11, 1953, at Our Lady of the Valley Church in Sheffield, predeceased her on Feb. 21, 2011. She leaves her children; two sons, Gilbert F. Malnati and his wife, Michele, of Hancock, N.H., and Vincent A. Malnati and his wife, Carol, of Walpole, N.H.; three daughters, Nancy Orr and her husband, William, of Binghamton, N.Y., Priscilla Cook of Great Barrington, and Jeanne Smith and her husband, David A. Smith Jr., of Sheffield; two sisters-in-law, Laura A. Hilf and Marie Duryea and her husband, Robert; fourteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Marian was predeceased by a brother, Lewis A. Rote and a sister, Dorothy Wells Lamudge. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Marian Malnati, who died Wednesday, April 9, will be held on Wednesday, April 16, at 10 a.m., with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Valley Church with the Rev. Bruce N. Teague, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Sheffield Center Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Fairview Hospital, in care of the funeral home at 33 South Street, Great Barrington, MA. 01230. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Fairview Hospital for the wonderful care and service that Marian received. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.

Funeral Home

Birches-Roy Funeral Home
33 South St Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-3080

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 11, 2014