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OBITUARY

Alexis Dorothy Malone

December 6, 1945November 13, 2019

Alexis Dorothy Malone (Waugh), 73, of East Dennis, MA formerly of San Francisco, CA passed away peacefully on November 13, 2019 with her loving husband, Douglas Waugh, by her side.

Lexi was born and raised in San Francisco, the daughter of the late Emmett and Dorothy (Holcombe) Malone. She was a proud San Franciscan and proud of her Irish heritage.

Lexi received undergraduate degree from San Jose State University, her Master's Degree from Humboldt State University and law degree Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She was a member of the California State Bar. Alexis was a teacher who taught 8th grade special needs, she then pursed her second career with Intel Corporation. She was a trail blazer in the semiconductor field as not only a successful business woman who garnered several awards and earned respect from all levels of management. She was also the first female District Sales Manager appointed by Intel. She was transferred to Boston, MA in 1990 where she met the love of her life. Moving to Boston was both a challenge leaving the Bay Area, taking on a sales office of people she hardly knew but of course not only did she tackle this she embraced it.

Boston (especially the Cape) was her second home that she truly relished. Even going to the point of showing off her newly acquired (fake) Boston accent to her friends and family members still back in the Bay Area. A couple of fond memories of Lexi's early stories of coping with this new landscape; her first snow storm driving around the blinking snow plow and wondering why she was being honked at; calling me to explain she had no idea what storm windows in the rental house were for.. she also thought the blue laws and package stores “packies” were priceless.

After her retirement at age 55 she went to law school and passed the California bar. She and her husband enjoyed working together in their own practice in consumer bankruptcy, tax and immigration matter for 12 years. She applied her wise, intuitive perspective with genuine compassion in both her professional and personal life.

Lexi had such strength of character and determination. She was always continuing to grow and expand her intellectual horizons. Every minute of life held value and humor for Alexis. Even in the most mundane everyday situation, Alexis’ quick wit and infectious laugh could add levity and purpose. Her innate grace and heart-felt praise gave all who came into her circle of life, a sense of hope and self-worth. She was dedicated to her circle of friends whom she cherished. She had a blue collar and democratic outlook on life. She cared about those souls oppressed and of less fortunate backgrounds. In San Francisco she was on the Board and work with Cecil Williams Glide Memorial Church who are dedicated to helping the homeless.

Lexi enjoyed swimming and was very active with the Metropolitan Club in San Francisco. She was a walking expert on the liturgical calendar and the various Saints Days as an example. She was also an artist and belonged to two painting groups on the Cape which she thoroughly loved.

In addition to her beloved husband Douglas, she is survived by her four adored children Seamus Hirsch, Shandy Malone, Alexis Jr. Robinson and James Waugh and her 7 cherished grandchildren; Haley, Ian, Mikaela, Lyla, Audrey, Ronan and Nova. She is also survived by her brother Kevin Malone and his daughter Coley and her sister-in-law Laura Waugh.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in her honor 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 20th at Our Lady of the Cape, 468 Stony Brook Rd., Brewster, MA 02631.

Another Funeral Mass will be on December 6, 2019 10:30 A.M. at Saints Peter and Paul Church at 666 Filbert Street, San Francisco, CA.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, December 6, 2019

Memories

Alexis Dorothy Malone

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Karen O'Connell

November 19, 2019

I am writing this on the eve of Alexis' funeral mass, with a heart that feels broken in half. I met Alexis on her first day of employment at Intel back in the late 70s. We both worked in DSO Business Admin, becoming fast friends as we discovered we had many things in common including our Irish/Hispanic backgrounds, our strict Catholic upbringing, deep ties to San Francisco and a penchant for irreverent humor. I was in my early 20s then; she was 9 years older and in many ways I viewed her as a worldly older sister.

She was highly intelligent, gutsy, empathetic, a gifted writer and lovely illustrator, but what I enjoyed the most was her razor-sharp wit. Alexis could make me laugh more than anyone, in and outside of the office. I remember her coming to see me one Monday after she had a bad weekend encounter at a hair salon. My eyes opened wide and she quickly handed me a photocopy of a 17th century portrait of Moliere, saying, "This is what I told the hairstylist I was looking for." We roared with laughter.

She took me to many of her favorite haunts over the years including Glide Memorial, the SF Flower Mart and the bleachers at Fenway Park. We were close enough that if we were eating a meal together, she would sometimes steal food off my plate if I didn't keep an eye on her.

We drifted apart over the years as geography, careers, companies and relationships took over, but we were in touch from time to time. I always enjoyed finding her a great birthday card and she told me she really loved what I sent last year. It's incredibly hard to know I can't do that anymore. If I may borrow some words from Billy Crystal's beautiful tribute to Robin Williams, I have no doubt that Alexis will forever be one of the brightest stars in my galaxy. Her light will shine forever and the glow will be so bright, it'll warm my heart, it will make my eyes glisten and it'll make me think, Alexis Malone: what a concept.


Judy Bambrick

November 19, 2019

Alexis worked with both my father and myself at Intel Corp so I have known her for many years. I considered her a very talented, and inspiring role model for me personally, and in my career. She will be missed dearly.

Nick Finamore

November 19, 2019

I worked with Alexis when she came to Boston in the early 90s and became Intel's first female sales manager. It's incredible to think of her, as a single mom, coming across the country and taking on the responsibility of running a sales team. Fearless. She brought a unique energy and a deep caring for the people she worked with. We all have fond memories.

I had the fortune of running into her and Doug on a flight about 2 years ago. I will always remember that conversation and will always smile when I think of her.

Brently Davis

November 19, 2019

If there were ever a person I would want to go into battle with, it was Alexis Malone. As a newly minted salesperson at Intel, Alexis took me under her wing, told me the ins and outs, and made me a much better salesperson than I could ever imagine. God broke the mold when he made her. This world will definitely miss her and this day I will shed deep tears knowing that I knew her and that’s she’s now gone. Love to the family, especially Shandy.

Brently

Aprilynn Stewart

November 18, 2019

Words can not begin to express how my heart is feeling right now. I just want to let Doug and the Family know that Alexis was much loved at 1201 California Street. Heaven has truly received another angel. I send my thoughts and prayers to you all and just know that there is know sadness that God can not heal.

With Condolences
Aprilynn Stewart

George Smith

November 17, 2019

I started at Intel in January of '79 working for Jamie Kirk in Distribution Sales in the factory. I was the factory contact in distribution for DSO and Memory. I had no experience in the industry. Alexis was one of the first people I met and worked with. She knew right away I had no idea what I was doing, but she patiently (and with a lot of humor!) guided me, taught me and supported me, for which I am grateful to this day. My only frustration with Lex was selling my beat up VW to her and getting all her SF tickets! She was a smart, compassionate, generous human being, and I'll always treasure my memories of her.

Greg Calfin

November 17, 2019

I will always remember Alexis! She was my manager when I had a new child, a new job, and a new place to live (New England) back in 1993. She made me feel welcome, helped me get started, and left me with several warm and often-time humorous memories of her Alexis-isms: "Don't get any on ya kid," "put that one in the too-hard pile, "dancing on the rim of the volcano," and many others. Despite the relatively short time we worked together she made a lasting impression on my life and I am grateful to have known her. RIP Alexis Malone.

John Barbaro

November 17, 2019

Doug, I am heartbroken. I first met Alexis when Laura worked for her. As soon as I met her I knew she was a dynamo and a trendsetter, but most importantly a wonderful woman ! My deepest condolences to you and your children and grandchildren.

Alexis will live on in our hearts and souls. The world is a better place because your lovely wife impacted everyone with a positive spin on life! Stay strong, Laura and I are here to support you.

John Barbaro

Gerry Lawrence

November 16, 2019


Alexis and I go way back to the mid 1970's. We met at Intel. She was in the factory and worked for our DSO (Development Systems) group. I hired her into the sales force about 1980, and she was the 1st woman ever to be in our world wide sales organization. She later on became our 1st ever lady District Sales Manager, based out of the Boston area. When I moved into the factory from sales in 1984, I moved into DSO. Our paths crossed many, many, many times in the future. What a gal! It is not fair she has been taken from us so early in her life. She definitely will be missed by many!!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY