Mary Margaret Malatesta

September 19, 1921July 28, 2018

Mary Margaret Malatesta, 96, Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, July 28th 2018. She was born in Mattoon, Illinois to Lawrence and Margaret V (Peter) Malatesta. Mary graduated from St. Agnes Academy and received her B.A. degree from St. Mary of the Woods College and was awarded an MBA from Indiana University. She taught accounting and related business classes at Marian University for 30 years, retiring in 1989. Mary previously worked for the New York Central Railroad and taught at the U.S. Adjutant General School at Fort Benjamin Harrison. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Rev. Charles R. Malatesta, OP. Mary is survived by several cousins in the Mt. Carmel Illinois area. Visitation will be from 4-6 PM on Thursday, August 2nd 2018 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71t St, Indianapolis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4217 N Central Ave in Indianapolis on Friday, August 3rd. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Mt Carmel, Illinois. Memorial contribution may be made to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary is in charge of all funeral arrangements.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Burial Friday, August 3, 2018

Mary Margaret Malatesta

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Tim Akin

July 31, 2018

Mary was my Marian Mentor and Friend. She was kind, generous, loving, and honest. Mary, Ken Elmendorf, and Roy Pille were the foundation and pillars of our Accounting and Business Department at Marian in the early years and for many years. GREAT people and colleagues! Mary was known by our students for her excellent teaching, dedication, and kindness.
Tim Akin

Mark Tarpey

July 30, 2018

I was at Marian college from 1966-1970. I majored in Business Administration. At that time, there were no real guidance counselors. Mary was very helpful not only in providing advice, but also as a superb teacher of accounting/business. One always has a few teachers that you always remember. Mary was one of those teachers for me.

Mandy Bishop

July 30, 2018

Sending love to the family and friends of our longtime volunteer Mary Malatesta. Mary started with Indiana Reading & Information Services (IRIS) in the 80s when the service was located at Butler University under the name Central Indiana Radio Reading Inc (CIRRI). During her service she dedicated over 3,000 hours reading the Indy Star Newspaper on Thursdays, retiring in November 2014. Thank you, Mary, for your time and dedication to the print-impaired Hoosiers of Indiana. Your friends at IRIS are still thinking of you.