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“Anna...My condolences on Jim's passing. I remember him at NJHS in 1953. He served notice that he would be called Mr. Maloney, not 'Zip' as in the...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Dick Crisafulli - Algood, TN

“My condolences to Jim, Dick, Billy, and family.I never had "Zip" as a coach, but had him as a gym teacher, and nobody in my era would have called him...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Stephen Cary - Seekonk, MA

“Jim gave me my first professional position out of college. I had the pleasure of his expert advice and guidance in 3 NHS positions: girls' athletic...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Chris OConnor-Spear - Kennebunk, ME

“Jim, Dick and Billy,Just found out about your Dad's passing. I am so sorry to have missed his services.They just don't make them like "Big Zip"...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jay Gledhill - Dover Foxcroft, ME

“Bill and family, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing, thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.Take care, Debi PetrushonisSIS Nurse ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Debi Petrushonis - Shelton, CT

“Dick and Carolyn, Linda and I want to give you our sincere condolences on the passing of Coach Maloney. Your Dad coached me in baseball my sophomore...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: paul zaffini - concord, NH

“Dear Dick and Carolyn, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. He was an icon! ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Sharon Kinne MacArthur - Venice, FL

“I wrote this to Jim a few years ago ,but never heard back so I will repeat. Other than my Dad Mr. Maloney was the most influential man in my life....Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Roger Miller - Needham, MA

“Dear Anna - Have thought of you both often. Have always asked Elizabeth if she has heard how you were doing. She told me Jim wasn't doing well. ...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Jackman - Dover, MA


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James P. Maloney was born to Thomas J. & Doris E. Maloney in Arlington, MA on May 1, 1924. He passed away peacefully at the Central Utah Veteran's Home in Payson, UT on May 8, 2017. James resided in Brookline, Templeton and Needham, MA and graduated from Needham High School in 1942. He was enlisted in the United States Army 1942-1946 serving in Panama and Central America and was a Tactical Officer at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, GA. James married Norma Jean DeLoach December 27, 1946 who passed July 6, 1977.He graduated in 1949 from B.U. with a degree in Health and Physical Education and then was employed as a teacher/coach in the MA School Union #1 from 1949-1951. James was recalled to active duty in Korea from 1951-1953. He received a Master's of Education degree from B.U. in 1953 and then taught physical education and coached at Needham High School 1953-1969. James was employed in Needham schools as Director of Physical Education and Athletics 1969-1985. He married Anna Victoria Heinlein Harris January 8, 1979. James retired in1985 and moved to Utah in 1996. Jim was a lifelong sports enthusiast and in his later years, he became an avid golfer. James was predeceased by a sister Doris and brother Thomas J. Maloney Jr. He is survived by his wife Anna of Taylorsville, Utah. Sons; James Jr & Ann of Wrentham, MA, Richard and Carolyn of Plainfield, Il and William and Regina of Shelton, CT. Grandchildren; Kate, Sarah, Michael, Andrew, William Jr & T. Parker. Step children; William & Desiree Harris, Susanna & Andy Garland, Kate & Ryan Hanks. Step grandchildren; Samantha, Shannon, Victoria, Tad, Mackenzie, Kelley, Albert, Grace, Mary & Isabella. James was a proud and active member of many clubs and organizations including: MA State's Baseball, Hockey and Football Coaches Association, MA State & National Athletic Association, Bay State Conference Athletic Director's Association, MA & National Association of Health. PE & Recreation Needham, MA Exchange Club, MA Baseball Officials Association, Needham Athletic Boosters Club, Needham American Legion Post 14 and Taylorsville (Utah) Exchange Club.
Visiting hours in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Thursday, May 25th from 4-7pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Joseph Church, 1362 Highland Ave, Needham, on Friday at 10am. Interment with Military Honors to follow at Needham Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's name may be made to the Needham High Schools Boosters Club, 609 Webster St, Needham MA 02492.