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Jean Allison Malizia
1940 - 2021
Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
104 Myrtle Avenue
Stamford, CT
Jean Allison Malizia
Jean "Allison" Malizia (Gallacher) 81, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, in Stamford, CT, surrounded by her family.
She was born July 20, 1940, in Scotstoun, Glasgow, Scotland and grew up on the Clyde. The river area was affected by WWII, yet she spoke more of special times with family; attending Victoria Drive School where she loved painting, going to the dancehalls, beach outings, bike riding at Loch Lomond and seeing the Northern Lights.
In 1961, she accepted work as a nanny in the USA. It was to be temporary until she met the love of her life, Louis F. Malizia. Allison & Lou married November 9, 1963, at Sacred Heart Church. They honeymooned in Scotland & Italy, were married for 55 years, and she became a proud American citizen. She was the greatest supporter of her husband & children throughout their lives, loved her in-laws and extended family. Her grandchildren were the lights of her life, to them she was Mima. Their smiles & hugs were everything. She loved when her family was all together.
She worked at Rovens Curtain Shop and Stamford High School Cafeteria where she was well known and loved. She learned to speak Italian and loved cooking for her family, often making dishes for friends. After retiring, they lived in Palm City, FL and The Villages, FL. She learned to play golf, was a member of several clubs. Friends and neighbors were like family.
Allison was known for her strong, nurturing, and vibrant spirit. She loved travelling, volunteering, sports, dancing, the sound of bagpipes, Sunday crosswords, rainstorms, and a nice cup of tea. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her son Louis O. Malizia, wife Kathryn, daughter Diane Mallozzi, husband Rosario, and daughter Angela Malizia. Grandchildren, Christian, Tarra and Sara. Sisters-in-law, Joann Venneri and Mary Malizia, many nieces, nephews, cousins. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Louis F. Malizia, parents Robert and Margaret Gallacher, sister Grace Bryers, brother Robert Gallacher and her cat Buddy.
Several masses have been offered in her name in CT and FL. Private services will take place at St. John's Cemetery in Darien, CT.

Published by Stamford Advocate on Oct. 9, 2021.
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It was so heart breaking to learn of the passing of Mr&Mrs Malizia. They were wonderful and loving and so kind to me and my family. I remember going over to there home every day after school and Mrs Malizia would cook a little something for me every time she was a good cook and I remember after graduating trade school Mr Malizia asking me to do some electrical work for him he trusted me, he made me feel proud to do the work I have many fond memories. They truly will be missed and we´re loved by everyone
Joseph Coviello
December 17, 2021
So sorry for your loss. My mother, Louise, worked with Allison at the SHS cafeteria, and loved her dearly. They had a great crew in that kitchen. My prayers are with you all.
Gilda Ferrara
October 27, 2021
Dear Diane, Angela and Louis, and all the family and friends around her, i was so saddened to hear of auntie Jean's passing, and know you must be heartbroken. It's so good to know she was surrounded with love. i'm sending love and care your way.
romham pàdraig gallacher
October 20, 2021
To all, Though we could not gather in person at this time, your kind, comforting words, memories shared and loving prayers for our loss are very much appreciated. Thank you.
October 18, 2021
My sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear mother.
Joseph Tarzia (Louis' teacher)
October 13, 2021
Angela, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I knew you were checking in a lot as you are a good daughter. It' s hard. Remember only when she was good, laughing, yelling and loving. These memories keep her with you. The last months are the worst and the hardest. Hugs Ronnie
Ronnie Tella
October 13, 2021
Dear Diane, Louis and Angela - So sorry to hear about mom's passing. She was a sweet wonderful lady. Sara Smeriglio Conte
Sara Conte
October 13, 2021
Lou, Diane and Angela, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your Mom as always being happy and laughing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Ann Venneri Garfi
October 11, 2021
Diane, Angela, Louis & family, My heartfelt sympathy to you all on your mother´s passing. She was such a pleasure to be around and her kindness to me in my younger yrs will never be forgotten. Keep the countless happy memories in your hearts. Love and prayers for all of you as you deal with this loss, may God bless you always -
Connie M. Cooke
October 11, 2021
Louis, Diane, Angela, I am so so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I will always remember the wonderful memories of your mom being my second mom when we were growing up. Love to all of you.
Joanne Donato
October 11, 2021
Dear Angela and Family: I am so sorry about the loss of your beautiful mom. Hope you find some peace in knowing that she's with your dad in heaven. They're both watching over you with love and pride. Please don't hesitate to contact me, if I can do anything to help you. My love and prayers are with all of you.
Linda Lombardo
October 11, 2021
Mrs. Malizia your smile ALWAYS lit up the cafeteria at Stamford High School. Angela and Family there are no words that I could say that you haven't already heard a gamilion times over. Know that the memories and laughter you all shared as a family will get you through the dark days and your mother smiling from above will bring you all eternal sunshine. Much Love and Respect and Prayers.
Dionne-Etta Mitchell
October 10, 2021
Angela, my heart goes out to you as you mourn the loss of your mother. No matter how many people have passed on before you, losing a mother is the hardest to cope with, or at least it was for me. I am glad that you got to spend the past few months with her. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Paul Lamb
October 10, 2021
Thoughts are with you and all her family and friends at this very sad time. X
Jill Runcie
October 10, 2021
Angela and Diane my condolences to you both and your family.
October 10, 2021
Dear Angela and Family We are truly sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.We know you were very close Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Rosemarie and Emanuel Blosio (Robyn's parents)
Emanuel and Rosemarie Blosio
October 10, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Joe and Frances Tarzia
October 10, 2021
To the Malizia Family, with sympathy...
Dr Richard J Sass
October 10, 2021
We were so sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts and prayers for the family. Jodi and John
Jodi Amato and John Zito
October 9, 2021
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