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Patricia Anne Malone

Oriole  -  Patricia Anne Malone, 83, of Oriole, MD passed away while surrounded by loved ones on Friday, April 2, 2021 after a six year battle with renal cancer.

Patricia is survived by her son William “Eddie” Malone, daughter Jennifer Malone , a grandson who was the light of her life, Aidan Webster and a niece, Terrie Simpkins of Altamante Springs, FL

She was preceded in death by her parents, William H. and Nina B. Webster, her husband of 61 years who passed away just three short months ago, Edgar “Sam” Malone, a brother Michael Webster who was only 2 years old at the time of his passing, and many aunts and uncles.

Patricia was born in Deal Island on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1938. While in first grade, her father moved their family to Baltimore for work at Bethlehem Steel when his Army service had ended. She lived there until age 9 when they would return home to stay. She excelled in her education and sports. Her height and talent on the basketball court made her a forward-center in high school. She also played softball but never liked always having to play catcher. Graduating from Deal Island High School in 1956, she went on to pursue her passion, caring for others with a nursing degree. She earned her RN diploma from Peninsula General Hospital and Salisbury State University in 1959.

Another milestone would happen in 1959. Prior to her graduating nursing school, she met a DNR officer on Deal Island Beach when he came to her aid and they would go on to marry December 11, 1959. The following year they welcomed their first child. She began her career doing private duty and still has the notes from patients and their families for the outstanding care she provided. She later began working for Peninsula General Hospital. In 1975, the couple was blessed with their second child. While working part-time she settled into the Same Day Surgery Department from which she would retire after an almost 35 year nursing career. She loved her time in SDS and formed many life-long friendships there. Upon retiring in 2002, she worked briefly for Dr. Alex Azar, who she held in such high regard. To Becky Shaffer, Judie Taylor, Pat Collins, and Stephanie “Missy” Oros, she loved working with you, laughing, celebrating, being a “mom” and sharing the bond of friendship throughout all those years.

Nursing spilled over into personal life as she also cared for her ailing parents in their later years, friends calling for medical advice or help were never turned away. She nursed her sick children and grandchild. She took care of Sam through a heart attack, open heart surgery and colorectal surgeries and failing health right to the end. She always had time to listen and nursing was ingrained in her spirit. She cared for and loved everyone, never taking time to take care of herself.

Patricia loved to spend time with her friends eating out at different restaurants for lunch each month. She loved shopping, Boscov’s was her favorite. There were always gift or candy bags she put together for friends or their children. She never came to visit Jennifer at work without treats for the staff. She loved holidays, sending cards for all occasions, knew everyone’s birthday and always appreciated a hand-written note. She wrote poems. Every Sunday, she and Sam made the trip to visit Aidan, bringing a bag of goodies and a $20 bill. She enjoyed all her time at the hair salon with her special friend, Karen Pietroski. Many laughs were had here over the years. She loved trips to the casino, and had a sixth sense for lotto numbers. She made bingo magic happen on many occasions with her most celebrated victory being a $10,000 win in Pittsville. She loved God and her church, serving with the UMW at St. Peter’s in Oriole. Many more treasured friendships evolved through the church. Her love of photography helped capture so many beloved members and moments in time.

But the thing she was most accomplished was being a mother and grandmother. Always present. Always attentive. Always with love and patience. Her food will forever be the best, her smile the warmest, her heart the kindest and her very presence brought comfort. As a grandmother of one, he was always the most cherished thing she had and there was nothing she wouldn’t do for “mom-mom’s baby”.  She is irreplaceable in every way and nothing will ever be the same without her.

A very special friend that gave mom an incredible gift was her old bowling buddy, Mary “Peanut” Pietroski. We thank her for her last great generous act before she too passed away last month, and to Lisa Fortune for all of her help during mom’s final months.

A funeral service for both Patricia and Sam will be held at 2:00 Thursday, April  8, 2021 at Hinman Funeral Home, P.A. in Princess Anne, MD where a viewing and visitation will be held one hour before the service. Interment will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oriole. Pastor Charles Jacobson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, Patricia would ask donations be made to St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, C/O Vicky Laird, 21179 Venton Rd. Princess Anne, MD 21853.

2 comments to Patricia Anne Malone

  • Terrie Anne Simpkins

    There are no words to express my sorrow for the loss of y beautiful Aunt Pat and Uncle Sam.I loved them deerly and will cherish all the many long lasting and special moments shared with them over the years. I’m heartbroken that I’m unable to attend their service a d be with my cousins Eddie and Jennifer to celebrate their life and to offer some comfort to them. On behalf of my family we offer our deepest loving and heartfelt condolences to my Md family and pray Our Father in Heaven keep them in his loving arms and guide them protect them and give them peace and strength. Our love is everlasting and forever with them and we will continue praying for them. we love you so much and we’re with you at heart, God bless

  • Dee Bozman Walls

    Oriole has lost another great soul; so many fond memories of your mom and dad. Eddie and Jennifer, sorry for your loss. They will be missed.

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