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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. William E. Malloy, Dies

Malloy was a retired archdiocesan priest, former pastor of St. Barnabas Parish on Longwood Drive in Chicago

Chicago (July 22, 2022) – Rev. William E. Malloy, former pastor of St. Barnabas Parish on Longwood Drive, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2022. He was 74 years old.

Malloy was born on Aug. 21, 1947, in Chicago. He attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein.

He was ordained to the priesthood on May 9, 1973, by Cardinal John Cody, and celebrated his first solemn Mass on May 13 of the same year at St. Francis Xavier Parish in La Grange.

Malloy served the people of the archdiocese as assistant pastor at St. Bernadette Parish in Evergreen Park. Later he was associate pastor at St. Norbert Parish in Northbrook and Incarnation Parish in Palos Heights. Malloy was also pastor at St. Maurice Parish on Hoyne Avenue in Chicago and St. Germaine Parish in Oak Lawn. He retired in 2017 after serving for 10 years at St. Barnabas Parish where he continued living after retirement.

Malloy was also faculty member at Quigley Preparatory Seminary for a year, from September 1977 to August 1978.

Rev. James J. Donovan, pastor of St. Barnabas Parish, remembered “Fr. Bill” as a well-prepared preacher, known for his kindness and gentle spirit. “He always had time for his parishioners from all his parishes,” Donovan said. “His quiet and sincere manner endeared him to many over nearly 50 years. Please keep his 101-year-old father, his sisters and their families, and the St. Barnabas community in your prayers.” 

All funeral services will be held at St. Barnabas Parish, 10134 S. Longwood Drive in Chicago. Visitation hours will be held from 3 – 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2022, with prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will also take place from 9:30 – 11 a.m. on Monday, July 25, 2022, immediately followed by the funeral Mass. Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will be the main celebrant of the Mass and Donovan will be the homilist. Internment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip.