The Remick and Gendron Funeral Home in Hampton published the obituary for Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney on Saturday. Maloney's wake will be held on Wednesday, April 18 at the funeral home. There will be a law enforcement walk through from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and a public visitation from 5 to 9 p.m.
Maloney's funeral will be held on Thursday, April 19, at noon on the Winnacunnet High School athletic field in Hampton, or in the WHS gymnasium in the case of inclement weather. There will be no school Thursday for WHS students or teachers.
The text of the obituary is as follows:
Chief Michael P. Maloney, Greenland Police Chief, 48, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 while protecting his community and brother police officers. Chief Maloney was a 26 year law enforcement professional who is well respected by all in the law enforcement community as well as his local community.
Chief Maloney was a graduate of Winnacunnet High School in Hampton. He then joined the Army reserve where he served as a drill instructor. Michael then joined the Rye and North Hampton police departments as a part-time officer. A year later he was hired as a full-time officer in North Hampton. Michael worked his way through the ranks to Police Chief before being hired as Greenland’s Police Chief for the past 12 years.
Chief Maloney was a graduate of the 76th New Hampshire Police Academy and received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Hesser College.
Michael is survived by the “love of his life”, his wife Peg, his father John and wife Jane, his mother Joan and husband Rich Buchanan. He is also survived by his brothers, Kevin, Dennis, Tim and his wife Jessica, sisters Carolyn, and Kathleen and her husband Bill Lahey. Michael leaves behind his children, Michael Jr., Serena, step son Ryan Vickers and grandson Michael Jacob (MJ), and many nieces and nephews. Chief Maloney also leaves his “Second Family” the Officers of The Greenland Police Department.
A walk-thru for law enforcement will be held from 1:00–3:30 P.M. Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Public visiting hours will follow on Wednesday from 5:00-9:00 P.M. in the funeral home. Services will be held at 12 noon Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Winnacunnet High School Athletic Field, 1 Alumni Drive, Hampton (weather permitting) or the Winnacunnet High School Gymnasium. All are respectfully invited. Interment will be private. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Chief Michael Maloney Trust Fund, c/o Optima Bank, 26 Lafayette Road, North Hampton, NH 03862 or any of their branches. Additional parking for the public is being made available adjacent to the funeral home by the Best Western Hotel behind their Conference Center.
Law enforcement should call (to be announced) to coordinate parking and shuttle service.