Elaine Laura Malonson, age 72, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill after a brief illness. A Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at St. Margaret Parish, 374 Stevens Street, Lowell, MA. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Elaine was born in Lowell, MA and was the daughter of the late William J. and Beatrice A. (Duprez) McKenna. She received her early education at St. Margaret Elementary School and on to Keith Hall.
She lived in Lowell most of her life before moving to Hudson, NH in 2003. Prior to her retirement from Wang Laboratories as an executive secretary, she worked for Raytheon. Elaine also worked in the Pelham School System.
Elaine enjoyed trips to Foxwoods with her friends and playing cribbage. In 2013, she moved to live with her daughter and family in NC. There she made many new friends and enjoyed playing cards each week at the Community Center. Elaine received an award in September 2014 for being a 60 year diabetes survivor.
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She was predeceased by her son, Scott M. Malonson and her former spouse, George M. Malonson.
Elaine is survived by her daughter, Cindy Ulrich and husband, Thomas of Fuquay-Varina, NC; and five grandchildren, Katelyn Christopher and husband, Keith McCrossin, Ryan Christopher, Leah Ulrich, Lauren Ulrich, and Shayla Millette. She leaves behind a dear cousin, Joanne Jolin; several nieces and nephews; and many longtime friends.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McDonough Funeral Home, 14 Highland Street, Lowell, MA. (978 OR 800) 458-6816.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdrf.org.
Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home, Fuquay-Varina. Condolences may be made at www.thomasfuneral.com