Charles Maloy

Obituary of Charles T. Maloy

Hon. Charles T. Maloy June 5, 2024, at age 92. Predeceased by his wife Terese Crosby Maloy, parents John and Marie Maloy, sisters Margaret Mary Spillane and Eileen Bergin, and brother John C. Maloy. Survived by his children Molly (Dino) Maggiulli, Cathy Maloy, and Charlie (Jeannette) Maloy; his granddaughter Courtney (Jeffrey) Hylden; great-granddaughters Adrianna and Alexa; many nieces, nephews, and extended family. The retired Monroe County & Rochester City Court Judge was born and raised in Rochester, NY, where his family planted roots in the 1820s. In his younger years, he served as a paperboy and eventually worked on road crews in the summer months. He attended #49 School and St. Monica’s, and then Aquinas Institute (Class of ’49) where he was a stand-out 3-sport athlete. Multiple colleges, including Notre Dame, heavily recruited him. He ultimately chose The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and went on to star as a quarterback on the Crusader’s football team. He received All-American honors, was a 3x All-New England selection, was twice selected 1st team All-East, won the George Bulger Lowe Award as the top player in New England in 1952, played in the Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Game, and was ultimately drafted by the New York Giants in 1953. At a college dance, he met Terese Crosby (who he affectionately called “T”), a beauty queen who was attending Regis College. While dating, he soon became close with the entire Crosby family, and their home in Arlington, MA would become a home-away-from-home. Upon graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was assigned to play football for an Army team that competed with the other branches, beyond the service academies, and was eventually stationed at the US First Artic Test Center at Fort Churchill, in northern Manitoba, Canada. Once discharged, he opted to enter law school rather than play professional football. He enrolled at Boston University Law School and served as an assistant coach, later transferring and graduating from Temple Law School. Charles and Terese married and came to live in Rochester. Terese became a teacher and Charles started his career as an attorney at Woods Oviott, later opening a private practice with a partner. He quickly became involved in politics and served as a Rochester City Councilman. He eventually became Chairman of the Monroe County Democratic Party and worked on John F. Kennedy’s and Hubert H. Humphrey’s presidential campaigns. Charles and Terese raised their children in what would become the family homestead near Highland Park. They delighted in spending holidays with relatives and embarking on memorable family vacations together. An avid fisherman, Charles took Charlie on an annual fishing trip to Skootamatta Lake in Ontario, Canada, with a group of fun-loving fathers and sons- the ritual lasted for decades. Charles and Terese were very active with a large but very close friend group that frequently gathered for celebrations and parties, and sometimes shared vacations. The couple traveled to Mexico and Bermuda early in their marriage and later in life visited Ireland. Other poignant memories include reading “The Night Before Christmas" to his granddaughter Courtney every Christmas Eve, visiting Cathy in California and Molly in Maryland, and following Charlie’s playing days and coaching career. And, most evenings he enjoyed a cocktail, with a preference for a “vodka martini, up, with a twist, very dry”. First elected as a Rochester City Court Judge, Charles eventually was elected to serve as a Monroe County Court Judge, and retired after 28 years on the bench. Post-retirement, he served a few years as a Judicial Hearing Officer. Charles was widely regarded as a fair and compassionate judge who treated everyone who appeared before him with respect. He took his job seriously but never took himself too seriously, and he relished the many great friendships he made with those he worked with. A devout Catholic, Charles consistently attended daily mass. In mid-life, he studied religion at Colgate Divinity School and was active at St. Boniface and St. Anne’s churches. With no fanfare, each Thanksgiving and Christmas, Charles would visit a number of homeless shelters and soup kitchens in Rochester to provide a donation and sometimes serve meals. Charles lived a full life! He was a proud member of the Rochester community, loved his wife very much and supported his children at the drop of a hat. He was never one to complain, and encouraged his children, when confronted with things that bothered them, to be part of the solution. He was humble, generous, had a quick wit, considered all sides of an issue, and was thoughtful with his words. He was admired for what he accomplished, but more so for who he was. His absence is felt and he will be missed! An interview from 1995 on PBS station WXXI’s regular show “The Rochester I Know” can be found here: Family and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass on Saturday, June 22nd @ 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church in Canandaigua. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a Rochester homeless shelter or food pantry. To share a memory or express condolences online, please visit

Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Saturday, June 22, 2024
St. Mary's Church
North Main Street
Canandaigua, New York, United States
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