BINGHAM - Lawrence B. Malloy, 70, died at his home in Bingham on April 18, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Larry was born in Skowhegan on May 5, 1943, to Lawrence J. and Sarah (Farrin) Malloy. He was educated in Bingham Schools graduating from Bingham High School with the class of 1961. Starting in the eighth grade Larry worked for Robie Howes. After graduation he attended Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute where he learned a mechanic's trade and he served with the Maine Army National Guard. He worked as a mechanic at Scott Paper's Bingham Garage and in the late 1960s he and his father started "Larry's Texaco" which eventually became Malloy's Garage.
As a lifetime resident and longtime merchant in Bingham, Larry became very interested in town affairs. He spent one term as a trustee of the Bingham Water District and two terms as a selectman for the town. Larry received honorable mention from "Remember ME," a program of the Maine Health Care Association in recognition of his community service. He was a member of the Stanley Beane Post 99, American Legion in Bingham and a member of the Skowhegan/Madison Elks Club.
Larry is survived by his daughter, Margo (Malloy) Cates and her husband, Kevin; his two precious granddaughters, Kayleigh and Karlee; and his brother, Brian F. Malloy. He also leaves behind his longtime companion, Flossie, and his "other children," Erica, Eurica, Reggie, Stephanie and Eli. The family thanks his hospice nurses, Holly and Gwen, and his local caregivers, Carrie and Laurie.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Old Canada Road Historical Society, P.O. Box 742, Bingham, ME 04920 or to Valley High School Basketball Program, P.O. Box 649, Bingham, ME 04920.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on May 17 at the South Solon Burial Grounds, South Solon Road, in Solon with the Rev. Mark K. Tanner officiating. Cremation and service arrangements are by Giberson Funeral Home, 18 River St., Bingham.