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James J. Malinn

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“My favorite man. The greatest man. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Joanna Sullivan - Brookline

“The news of Jim passing bring much sadness after hearing it yesterday. I'm so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace and God bless to the all the...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Tynan

“To the Malinn Family,We are so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. A wonderful husband, dad, grandfather and friend to all. We hope that wonderful...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Shirley McDonald - Brookline, MA

“To Mrs. Malinn and of all of the Malinn family, Thom and I extend our deepest sympathies to you all in the loss of your beloved Jim. May your...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Christine Collins - Norwood, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss, but what a great legacy he leaves behind--a life of service and a wonderful family. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Melinda Gleason - Pittsfield, MA

“To the Members of the Malinn Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Mr. and Mrs. Malinn...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Sister Barbara McHugh - Watertown, MA

“My condolences to the Malinn family on the lost of Jim. I worked with Jim many years ago at the BPD. Always a gentleman. My thoughts are with you at...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: William Lynch - Mansfield, MA


8 of 12 | Posted by: Sister Barbara McHugh - Watertown, MA

“A life lived the way it is supposed to be lived!To all the Malinn family .This was a one in a million guy,so gracious and kind.A bright shining...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: jeff Moreno - Natick, MA

“If you're blessed enough to call any of the prodigious Malinn clan friend, you are intensely aware of the source of their social graces: their...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Sullivan - Boston, MA

“To the Malinn family, from your Chestnut St neighbors of so many years ago, our condolences on the passing of your dad.The McCue Family ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Mullen - South Dennis, MA

“So sorry to hear about your loss.Our prayers go out to you and thewhole family. Jim touched so many of our lives.Best, Warren Frank ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Warren Frank - Roslindale, MA


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MALINN, James J. “Jim” Of Brookline on January 4, 2018. Beloved husband of 65 years to Theresa J. (O’Leary) Malinn. Loving father of Maureen Malinn-Sullivan and husband Walter of Brookline, James P. and wife Mary of Dedham, John F. of Brookline, Michael J. and wife Vicky of Medway, Kevin G. and wife Mary of Norwood, Francis X. and wife Cristina of West Roxbury, Joanne Malinn Jacobson and husband Robert of Foxboro, Christopher B. and wife Joanna of Walpole and the late Joseph T. Malinn. Adored grandfather of Matthew, William, Jennifer, Joanna, Joseph, Julie, Brian, Meredith, Veronica, Robert, Tori, Lizzy, Sofia, Connor, Annabel and Erin and cherished great grandfather of Declan, Gwen, Luke, and Grace. Loving son of the late Patrick and Margaret (Donnelly) Malinn. Dear brother of the late Francis J. Malinn. Also survived by his dear sister in law Ann Gaine of Dorchester and several nieces and nephews. Late Army Veteran Korean War, Ret. Patrolman Brookline Police Dept., and longtime parishioner and head usher at St. Mary’s Church. After retirement, when not spending time with his children and grandchildren, Jim very much enjoyed his years serving as concierge to the international community at Dexter Park in Brookline. Being a part of the Edelweiss Village community these past two years offered Jim and Theresa a joyful life surrounded by dear friends and staff. His compassionate care at their rehab and long term care facilities most recently are sincerely appreciated. Our brightly shining star has passed on to heaven where he has surely been welcomed by beautiful arias, Greek dancing & a place on the bench with his beloved Red Sox greats! We will keep your beautiful spirit within each us forever. Funeral from the Bell-O’Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., Brookline on Thursday morning at 9:10 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 10:00. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 - 8:00. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be given to St. Mary’s Building Fund, 5 Linden Pl., Brookline, MA.

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