Robert F. "Bob" Maloney Sr. NORTHFIELD FALLS — Robert Floyd "Bob" Maloney Sr. passed away peacefully, Feb. 2, 2020, at his home in Northfield Falls, Vermont. He was 89 years old. Bob was born on Oct. 18, 1930, at home in Berlin, Vermont, to Floyd A. Maloney and Freda E. Riley, nee Wheeler. Bob grew up at the center of a large, loving, farm family, one of six children. He was an avid outdoorsman from an early age and loved hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening and camping. Bob shared this love with his family and friends. Bob was educated in grade school on Cox Brook Road in the one-room schoolhouse. He went on to attend high school in Northfield and graduated in 1949. His big brother, Bill, and he entered the Allied Peace Keeping Forces (Korean War era) with the Army National Guard shortly after graduation and served in Germany from 1950-1952. In 1953, he married Marlene F. Kellogg in Randolph, Vermont. They made their home first in Northfield Falls, then Moretown and finally, back to Northfield Falls. Together, they raised five children, Debra (Peter Evans), Kathy (John Allard), Joan Koenig, Rob (Lisa Willey), all of Northfield, Vermont, and Donna (Robert Comi) of Clearwater, Florida. They had 12 beloved grandchildren (and their partners), Jennifer Poor, Tori Koneya, Heather Hurley, Jackson Evans, Ross Evans, Travis Allard, Erin Evans, Corey Maloney, Chelsea Frateschi, Samantha Maloney, Joseph Comi, Lindsay Maloney; 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In 1979, Bob and Marlene divorced. Bob married Gloria Holt Flint in 1983. Gloria brought to their marriage four children whom Bob loved as his own, Rocky Flint (Terri Reynolds) of Winchendon, Massachusetts, Rhonda Flint, Rena Flint and Renee Flint of Northfield, Vermont; grandson Ryan Flint of Northfield, Vermont; granddaughter Melissa Flint and great-granddaughter Ava Newton, both of Winchendon, Massachusetts. Bob and Gloria made their home in Northfield Falls, Vermont. In 1995, Bob retired from his life’s work as a stonecutter in Barre and Montpelier, Vermont. He and Gloria spent many happy years together, fishing, camping, traveling, visiting family and going to country fairs. Bob was always ready for the next adventure. He loved life and lived it fully. He was a storyteller, jokester, racecar driver, card shark and motorcycle enthusiast. He loved having a project and could often be seen working on lawn mowers, and other small engines, outside his home in Northfield Falls. Above all other things, he was a friend to all and a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. All who knew him will remember the twinkle in his blue eyes and his contagious laugh. His mother, father, brother William Maloney and half-sister Ruth Riley, predeceased Bob. His wife, Gloria, and his siblings, Kathryn Youngerman, Elizabeth Powers, John Maloney, survive him. The family wishes to thank his primary caregivers at the VA in White River Junction, Dr. Allison Romegialli and Kate Douglas, APRN, for their kindness and professional guidance. They also wish to thank CVHHH for the hospice support that made it all possible to care for Bob at home. Calling hours will be at the Kingston Funeral Home, in Northfield, Vermont, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, from 6-8 p.m. Come and greet the family and share your favorite Bob story. A memorial service will be held June 6, 2020, at the United Methodist Church in Northfield. Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to CVHHH Hospice Care Services, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641 or online at cvhhh.org.

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Jafo

Ol Bob was the closest thing to a real "cowboy" I ever knew back when we lived in that school house up Cox Brook. Dad usta ried to work in the sheds with him. His kids, and all kids on the brook played together, had a great childhood. Even carved initials in the trees, rode his Shetland ponies, ,,,lol, so many great memories. RIP Cowboy !

Jennie

Gloria, Wishing you and your family strength and peace, I am always here just to listen with a hug when needed for all of you..Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the love of friends and family...God Bless to all

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