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FALCONER, N.Y. - Eugene J. Malenga, 82, of Falconer, passed away Monday (April 15, 2013) in WCA Hospital, Jamestown.
A lifelong area resident, he was born Jan. 24, 1931, in Jamestown, the son of Frank and Amelia Verquer Malenga. On May 8, 1954, in Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church, he married Bridget Carey Malenga, who died May 5, 2011.
Gene was a 1949 graduate of Falconer High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving from 1952 to 1954. While serving in the U.S. Air Force in England, Gene met the love of his life, Bridget Carey, whom he married and they spent 57 wonderful years together.
Surviving are five children, Noreen (Steven) Brown of Erie, Pa., William Malenga of Jamestown, Brenda (Robert) Laird of Limestone, Kevin Malenga of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Bridget Malenga of Jamestown; four grandchildren, Andrea Laird in North Carolina, Erin Laird of New York City, Robert W. Laird of Limestone and Kyle Keller of Jamestown; a great-granddaughter, Madison Laird; and a sister, Lorraine Malenga of Falconer.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Eugene F. Malenga on July 4, 1984; and a sister, Sister Claudia Malenga on May 19, 2011.
Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Falconer Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church. The Rev. John Kuhlmann will be celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
The Altar and Rosary Society of Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church will conduct a Rosary service at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. A Christian wake service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be donated to Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church, 309 W. Everett St., Falconer, N.Y. 14733.
Visit our website at www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 16 to Apr. 23, 2013