Geraldine “Gerry” L. (Rock) Malz, 78, of Glastonbury passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation. She was the beloved wife of Russell E. Malz, Jr. for 59 years.
Born in Bronx, NY, Gerry was the daughter of the late William L. and Pearl M. (Leechan) Rock. She loved animals and she had an amazing ability to connect with everyone she met. She was most proud of her time spent in Naugatuck, CT raising her four children and being the best “Nan” to her beloved brood of grandchildren. In addition to being the bedrock of her family, she also worked as a Teacher’s Aide and took great pride in helping students with disabilities.
Gerry is survived by her son Russell E. Malz III and his wife Kimberly of South Glastonbury, her daughter Jennifer Malz and her partner Corey Schmidek of Manchester, her son William Malz and his wife Cindy of Colchester, and her son-in-law Bill Caporale of Glastonbury. Additionally, she leaves her 17 grandchildren: Rielly Malz, Kacey Malz, Mallory Malz, Elizabeth Caporale, Tom Caporale, Michael Caporale, Jake Caporale, and Zack Caporale, Alex Collins, Andy Collins, Chris Collins, Sam Collins, Alyssa Schmidek, Jacob Schmidek, Odin Malz, Tallulah Malz, and Dalila Malz. Gerry was predeceased by her daughter Elaine Caporale in 2020.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 2:30 pm at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Thursday, December 23, 2021 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077, https://www.arthritis.org/ or to the Protector of Animals, 144 Main St. Unit O East Hartford, CT. 06118, https://poainc.org/.
Gerry Malz Funeral Service
Dec 23, 2021
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