Obituary of Mary Lou Malinak
Mary Lou Malinak, age 84, beloved wife of John Malinak of Stratford, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Monday, October 24, 2022. Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late James M. and Lucy Moran Stapleton. Mrs. Malinak was raised in Bridgeport and graduated from Harding High School. She graduated from Mount Ida College and became a medical secretary. Later in life she returned to work and was a cafeteria assistant for the Bridgeport Board of Education. Mrs. Malinak raised English parakeets (budgies) and was a member of the St. James and Our Lady of Grace choirs. She had a love for writing, and in her spare time, wrote poetry and was a very talented writer. She also loved music and playing the piano. She loved to dance. She loved her animals as her own, including her birds, dogs, and horse. She had a relationship with Jesus at a young age and that faith in God is what carried her throughout her whole life. She was the most loving mother, wife, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend. She valued her relationships and was generous and caring to not only her family, but to strangers. She treated everyone as family. In addition to her devoted husband of sixty years, she is survived by her devoted daughters, Mary Ann Malinak of Stratford and Joan Malinak-Kardos of Naugatuck; her loving son-in-law, Terence Kardos of Naugatuck; her devoted brother, James F. Stapleton of Trumbull; her loving sister-in-law, Anne Malinak of Beacon Falls; her cherished granddaughters, Rebecca and Theresa Kardos of Naugatuck; as well as several loving nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brother’s loving wife, Margaret Daly Stapleton and other loving family. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 11:00 AM, in Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 106 Clifton Avenue, Ansonia. Interment will follow in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Derby. Family and friends may call at the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia, on Tuesday morning from 9 to 10:30 AM, prior to the Liturgy. Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com. Flowers are greatly appreciated and can be sent to Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia.