Ann Marie (Holmes) Malloy, 90 years, of Clarks Summit, formerly of Conklin, N.Y., died Friday in Clarks Summit Senior Living. Her companion of 28 years, Earl Bishop of Jermyn, was her high school sweetheart. She will be remembered as a friend forever and for years of happiness.
Born Jan. 27, 1932, in Archbald, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Blanche E. (O'Horo) Holmes Sr. A 1949 graduate of Archbald High School, where she was salutatorian and according to Earl, the best looking. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Marywood University and earned her master's degree from New York University at Cortland. A professional educator, she was a math teacher for the Susquehanna Valley School District, Conklin, N.Y., having retired in 1995.
She was a faithful member of St. Andrew Church, Binghamton, where she sang in the choir and served on the parish council. She had a beautiful voice and sang at weddings and funerals.
A devoted mother, Ann Marie would play the piano for her children sing for all to enjoy in the family living room. A converted Yankees fan, she enjoyed crossword puzzles, singing and classical music. She instilled values in her children and her cherished memories will live on forever. The family wishes to extend sincere appreciation to John Holmes, nephew who provided special care and the staff at Clarks Summit Senior Living.
Surviving are three sons, James A., Conshohocken, Girard, Scranton, and Frederick J. Malloy (Malisa), Lititz; two daughters, Kathleen Davis (Dane) Horseheads, N.Y., and Maureen Moore (Paul), Scotia, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. John J.F. Holmes and James A. Holmes Jr.; and former husband, Frederick Walter Malloy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of the Snows, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, to be celebrated by the Rev. John M. Lapera. Interment, Mother Of Sorrow, Finch Hill. The family will receive relatives and friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.