Newbury, MA — P. Lewis “Mal” Malonson, 82, of Newbury, died on Saturday morning, November 30, 2013, at Anna Jaques Hospital. He was the longtime companion of 47 years of Mary Gray.
Born in Tewksbury on January 10, 1931, he was the son of the late Howard T. and Florence (Seaver) Malonson. After graduating from high school, he entered the military, proudly serving with the U.S. Navy from February 28, 1949, until his honorable discharge on February 3, 1952, and then served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, from February 4, 1952, until his honorable discharge on February 3, 1954. He was the recipient of the Korean War Medal, the UN Service Medal and the National Service Defense Medal.
“Mal” was a hard worker, spending many years working in the construction industry, and had also worked for Raytheon for 11 years.
In addition to his lifetime companion, Mary Gray of Newbury, he leaves behind his four daughters and one son, Sandra Gray and companion, John McCoy of Newburyport, Thomas Gray of Pelham, N.H., Rose Mary Albert of Pelham, Robin Gavin and husband, Dennis, of Dracut, and Kelly Gray of Kentucky; 11 grandchildren, who held the key to his heart, Kyle, Jenna and Kevin McCoy, Jason Albert, Robin Diaz, Patrick and Ryan Gavin, and Jessica, Edward, Shane and Sara Elmore; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his three brothers, Daniel, Ronald and Roger.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport, will be held on Wednesday, December 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., immediately followed by graveside services at 12 p.m., at Old Hill Cemetery, Newburyport.