James F. Malatos
formerly of Leominster and Barefoot Bay, FL
BOURNE -- James F. Malatos, Sr., 83 years old, of Bourne, formerly of Leominster and Barefoot Bay, FL, died February 12, 2014 in Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian, FL.
He is survived by his wife Janet E. (Wedge) Paquet Malatos, children James Malatos Jr. and wife Rhonda of Lunenburg, David Malatos and wife Lisa of Leominster, Michael Malatos and wife Linda of Leominster, Scott Malatos and wife Louisa of Seattle, WA, Kelly Malatos of Gardner, Susan Malatos of Leominster, Susan Regan and husband Brian of Fitchburg, Scott Paquet of Lunenburg, Sharon vom Eigen of Leominster, Stephen Paquet and wife Lisa of Ashby, Stewart Paquet of Ashby, 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his half brother Raymond Coveney and sister Dorothy Connors.
Jim was born November 9, 1930 in Natick, son of George S. and Elena (Gavin) Malatos and grew up in Clinton. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1948 and proudly served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War
. Jim was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Leominster, then transitioned to USPS EEO Management in Worcester and retired from the Post Office as Labor Relations Arbitrator in Providence, RI. He was a former City Councilor for Ward 3 and Ward 1 in Leominster and a former fulltime Selectman for the town of Bourne. Jim enjoyed cooking, reading, shell fishing and being active in politics. He was an avid Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots fan. He loved his Golden Retrievers and most of all he loved large family gatherings, especially the annual family Fourth of July Party on Mashnee Island.
MALATOS -- A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford Street, Falmouth. Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 2-5 pm in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral home, 106 West Street, Leominster. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the
, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. www.richardsonfuneralhome.net