Norman Ned Maloney
Date of Death: October 7, 2011
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Norman “Ned” E. Maloney, 88, of West Lafayette, died Friday, October 7, 2011 at St. Elizabeth East. He was born April 21, 1923, in Chicago, and was the son of the late James and Florence Canty Maloney. He graduated from Fenwick High School, Oak Park Ill., in 1941, prior to enrolling at Purdue University. He…

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bill wise left a message on October 15, 2011:
Sorry to hear of coach Maloney passing. I was by no means a star, I was a qb who had the priviledge of going against coaches defensive ends-so I can say first hand what a great job he did for Purdue,but more important he helped me of the field and I thought of him often over the years. Bill Wise
Glenn Salwak left a message on October 10, 2011:
Tim and family.
So sorry to hear the sad news of Ned&s passing.
what a full life he led. Many great accomplishments.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
In Christ&s Love,
Glenn
Ann (O'Shaughnessy) O'Connor left a message on October 10, 2011:
On behalf of my mom, Alice Canty O&Shaughnessy, Ned&s cousin, we are sorry for your tremendous loss. Ned was always big as life itself, very gregarious and always up, fun and very gracious. I remember Ned hamming it up with my grandmother, Alice Canty, as the two of them loved ""Irish soul food"" and especially smoked butt. The memory makes me chuckle even now (such horrible fatty ""meat"" - hardly). It was always fun to have Ned and Tooty visiting.

My mom lives near me now, in AZ, and she is no longer traveling. I am happy that my Aunt Jean, mom&s sister, will attend and thereby represent all of us. We&ve long heard many family stories from the distant past - summers at Camp Lake; family parties and significant events like weddings, Flo and Roy&s 50th Anniversary Party; stories about attending Ned&s championship game at Soldier Field; cousins stories of growing up together and the 3 Maloney boys and 2 Canty girls and young Norman - all of whom liked each other immensely and who all got along very well. I remember visiting Ethel and Flo and Roy when Flo was bedbound and he was her caregiver. He always had plenty of soda on hand, and we being kids - we thought that he was so cool - we just loved ""50/50"" soda pop - do you remember that one? I also came to know that Roy&s sister Laurette Boswell was fast friends in Oak Park with my paternal grandmother, and as a young boy, my Dad and Lorette&s son Eddy were fast friends on Chicago&s west side - playing stick ball in an empty lot at Cicero and North Avenue. It seems such a small and close world listening to these stories and close relationships. Again, we are grieving your loss with you from a distance - all our warmest wishes go out to your family. We always thought so highly of your parents, Ned and Tooty - wish we had visited more often. Peace and Serenity to you and yours. Please say hello to Bob and Ceil for us too, and of course, Jean.
~ Ann (O&Shaughnessy) O&Connor

Jim Bonk left a message on October 9, 2011:
To the Maloney family.
Coach Ned will be missed and remembered...he loved Purdue, he loved his family and he loved his players. Having the honor to play on some of Purdue&s best teams from 1964-1968, the Purdue football family was the best, it was a very special time for me and Purdue football. A special note to Tim who I know personally, your dad was a coach and friend. God bless him, he and &Tooty& are togeather again.
Sincere condolences,
Jim Bonk #74


Larry Kaminski left a message on October 9, 2011:
RIP Coach...you were a wonderful caring coach, teacher, and good man. You took me under your wing in tough times my Junior year. God Bless You.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Bill Jennings left a message on October 9, 2011:
To the Maloney Family:

As a football recruit, Ned made a special effort to make me feel comfortable in an ""alian"" environment. I am a street kid and he felt my discomfort with the ""propriety"" of collegial commitment. He was probably the main reason I attended Purdue. Throughout my career (which was up and down) he remained steadfast as a supporter. I always knew I could go to Ned, DeMo, Red and Joe as well as others when college life was ""crunching"" me. There was never a time as a ""alone"" kid when I couldn&t count on his and their support to get the job done. He is probably the best Head Coach that never happened. I believe he earned his credits in other arenas and just wanted to be the best Mentor he could be; he was and I mourn his passing, but CELEBRATE his life! Thanks again Ned; I love you and your really did know it! love n hugs bill jennings
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