Pamela Pierson Malley, resident and animal lover

Pamela Pierson Malley

Pamela Pierson Malley

Pamela Pierson Malley, 63, a longtime resident of Greenwich, passed away on Nov. 4.

The daughter of the late Edward and Sophia Malley of Greenwich, she is survived by her sister, Constance Malley of Colchester, her brother Edward Jr. of Darien, her brother Arthur of New Milford, a nephew, Edward III, and a niece, Lee. Her great-grandfather, Edward Malley, founded the Edward Malley Co. Department Store, which operated in New Haven from 1852 to 1982.

Her grandparents moved from New Haven to the Belle Haven area of Greenwich in 1920 and her family owned the historic James McCutcheon Home in Belle Haven from 1926 until December 2007.

Ms. Malley was born in Stamford and moved as a teenager to Belle Haven. She attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart for elementary school and graduated from Greenwich Academy before attending and graduating from Manhattanville College.

She was a librarian for the Stamford Advocate for many years but was also known as an avid singer and a member of the Greenwich Choral Society. Her family also recalled her love of world travel and animals. She traveled extensively and took a photo safari to Botswana and Zimbabwe, where she visited Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta, and Lake Kariba, leading to her story and photos being published in Greenwich Magazine.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church on Nov. 17 followed by burial at the family plot at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in New Haven.

Her family spoke of her “gracious elegance and adventurous spirit” and said she “had a very kind heart and was known to be extremely generous to both people and animals.”

Her family said that Ms. Malley made numerous donations and contributions to organizations protecting various animals. Memorial contributions may be made to any of these groups.

—by the staff

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