Marie Claudette Malloy

August 14, 1931September 19, 2020

Marie Claudette Malloy, 89, of Indianapolis, passed away on September 19, 2020. Claudette was born August 14, 1931 in Indianapolis, Indiana the daughter of the late Dr. Claude and Marie (Pantone) Hadden. She worked for the State of Indiana for 15 years, first in State Emergency Management Agency and then with the Department of Correction where she would later retire in 1996. A Professional singer, Claudette was a founding member of the Indianapolis Opera Co. and was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, She is survived by her sons; Kelly (Roaxanne), Mitch (Deborah) and Loren (Kristin) Malloy, cousin; Bob Donadio, 11 grandchildren; Sami (Chris), Caeli, Kelci, Colin, Jonathan, Nathan, Allie, Mathew, Dominic, Nia and Jamie and 2 great grandchildren; Ryan and Adam Orndorff. Claudette's family will be have a private memorial Mass due to the restrictions at this time. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Claudette to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Multiple Sclerosis Association. Fond memories and condolences may be made at


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    Wednesday, September 30, 2020



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Mitch Malloy

October 3, 2020

Eulogy Pt 3

Nonna taught her sons that family is important; relationships are important. As her sons raised families of their own, she would take weekly trips across town for lunch dates, ending each one with “When are we going to get together next?”. She was so relational, her son would sometimes unfairly wonder if she had any task-oriented bone in her body, but she demonstrated the story of Martha and Mary, where Martha was doing, doing doing and Mary was just hanging out with Jesus. Finally, Martha complained to Jesus that Mary wasn’t doing anything, but He corrected her. Mary chose the more important thing.

Nonna also chose the more important thing. She loved. She prayed. She persevered. And she loved some more… because love is the most important thing.

Thank you Nonna for living a life of love and teaching us who to treasure.

It says in Scripture:

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13

Stop storing up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. Instead, store up treasures for yourselves in heaven…
Matthew 6:19-20a

Mitch Malloy

October 3, 2020

Eulogy pt 2

And Claudette loved her pets! She loved them so much that she once confided with her husband, Jack, that she didn’t know if she could love her own kids as much as she loved her puppies. But sure enough when her oldest son, Kelly, was born, she loving admitted that “he was cuter than a puppy dog!”. Her son, Mitch, came along a year later and within a short span of 23 months from oldest to youngest, Loren was born. They were her three boys whom she loved dearly, always reminding them with both loving actions and words and that family is important.

Shortly, after Loren’s birth, Claudette’s husband was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a degenerative condition that would eventually take Jack’s life. When they first heard the diagnosis, Claudette looked at Jack and said: “I said I’d marry you for better or for worse. So it’s worse.” He was given 10 years to live, but the Lord gave him over 30 years to see his sons grow into men. God listened to their prayers; of course, He knows that family is important.
So much happened in her 89 years on this earth! First place ribbons for her artwork at the State Fair, singing for a presidential candidate who would eventually become president, summer sing-alongs on the back patio, den mother for the Cub Scouts, Karaoke… and more Karaoke!

So many people she loved: all her nieces and nephews, grandchildren, and her “adopted” grandson Kerry. Of course, although she would never admit to favorites, she had a special place in her heart for Caeli, Kelci and Collin, helping Kelly and Roxanne as they grew up in the same house. Yet, her love for people extended beyond family. Some friendships became family: Annie, Miles, Hazel, Gordon, Mickey, Fr. Streeter, Gus Streeter and the entire Grief family. And then there were the boys that spent so much time at her house: Tony, Jim, Bart, Ben… She loved them all!

Mitch Malloy

October 3, 2020

Eulogy Pt1
She was known as the family matriarch, Nonna, mom, Claudette, and even “Claudie” to her South African cousin, Georgie. Named after her mother, Marie, and father, Dr. Claude Hadden, Marie Claudette was the 3rd of 4 children, but her childhood household was larger than just her immediate family. Claudette’s mother shared a special bond with her sisters, Violet and Juliette, so Nonna viewed her cousins more like siblings: Frank, Tony, Bob and Dick were just as much a part of her family as her own sibilings. They often lived under the same roof or just around the block. She learned early that family is important.

Or maybe it was the tragic loss of her parents and the way she and her siblings pulled together during that time. Nonna lost her father when she was only 19, and her mother one week after her 25th birthday. Her brother Claude, sister Vickie and brother Charles Carol always had each other’s back and pulled together during that time. So when nieces and nephews started to arrive, it was completely natural for Claudette to join in the fun.

Aunt Claudette was indeed the fun aunt who planned excursions to Brown County and facilitated arts and crafts for the kids. As the years progressed and family members increased, her family greeted it with joy and a “the more the merrier” attitude. Family gatherings happened throughout the year, but holidays were extra special. Every holiday was frenetically and outrageously celebrated at Vickie and Tom’s house where Rafalskis, Haddens and Malloys would converge, merge and eventually disperse to different homes as cousins pled with parents to spend more time with each other. Claudette and her sister, Vickie, would always encourage it… because family is important.

Mitch Malloy

October 3, 2020

Kathee Pizzi

October 1, 2020

To my beautiful Auntie: you were a mother to me. I was so blessed that you opened your home to me, a lost teenager who stayed up all night, smoked and drank coffee with you and Uncle Jack. I could not have made it out of those dark years without your unconditional love and hope and wisdom. You are forever in my heart and I will miss you tremendously. You were an example of pure love in action and taught me that always, family is number one. Rest in beauty sweet Auntie. I love you.


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