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“My warmest condolences go out to Malcolm's Family- I worked with him at Ford Motor Company and he was so nice to me and brightened everyone's day to...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Tracy Bush - washington, MI

“Denise Claire Andrew and Bridget, never forget he will always be with you because you are a part of him. He was a wonderful person so full of life, ...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Phyllis Konecheck - Dearborn, MI

“Please accept my warmest condolences, I'm sending thoughts of peace and courage your way from India. He's the pure hearted and the best guy I ever...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Samir Chandra - India - Coworker

“So sorry for your loss. I will keep Malcolm & all the Dooleys in my prayers. I have many great memories of Malcolm & his great family from Gesu. May...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: Mary Lou Kruse Dudley - SC

“Macolm was a good guy who will forever be missed. He always put a smile on my face even when I'm down his spirit always lift me up.I always called...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Alicia Haynes - Southfield, MI

“farewell my friend...it had been many years since i had seen Malcolm...we shared an Irish heritage.....we danced,partied and sang in our youth and...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: patrick connolly - DETROIT, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Maureen, and your family. ”
7 of 33 | Posted by: Camille Albrecht - WHITEHALL, MI

“I remember Malcolm and the Dooley family growing up in Gesu Parish. He was a year ahead of me and I was in class with his brother. I do remember all...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Teri O'Rourke - Cambria, CA

“To Maureen and her family,May you all find peace in the love that you have shared.From one of your Denver families.Denise and Lev ”
9 of 33 | Posted by: Denise Adams - Parker, CO

“Malcolm knew how to bring out the sunny side and sometimes silly side that made your day. Peace to his beautiful family. ”
10 of 33 | Posted by: Connie Craig - Detroit, MI

“I had the pleasure to meet Malcolm when he came to Brazil. Such a Nice and funny man. I hope that God brings to his family the much-needed peace...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Fernando Leite - Coworker

“Malcolm was always a joy to be around, a cool guy, and a real Gesu Giant. Though they may be old and somewhat fuzzy, I have many great memories. ...Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: Andy Scallen - Lake Orion, MI

Malcolm sent from bootcamp, taken  July 27, 1975 “Malcolm was the first soldier boy I prayed for when he went off to bootcamp! Im a Gesu classmate with a ton of fond memories of Malcolm and the...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Renee Paquette - Royal Oak, MI

“So sorry to hear of Malcolm's passing. I remember all of the family when we growing up in Detroit. Even though we don't see each other, I always...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: Sharon Moss Lebovic - MI

“I'm so sorry to hear the news about Malcolm. I have such great memories of him, and spending time with all your family. My condolences to everyone. -...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: Kitty Ferguson Kindred - MI

“My condolences to Mrs. Dooley and the Dooley family. In 1966 I was a new kid at Gesu School. I was assigned to sit next to Malcolm in 5th grade. My ...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Patrick Colombo - Davie, FL

“Malcolm was a great pleasure to be around. He was a hard-working, get it done guy that would always keep those around him in good spirits. He never...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: David Stoller - Bloomfield, MI

“Malcolm was a great guy and we will miss him. Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.May he rest in peace through...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Paul Jackowski - Ann Arbor, MI

“Malcolm always made the tedious day at work a little lighter and fun. It's been almost 10 years since we worked together but his smile and laughter,...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Richard Gresens - Saint Joseph, MI

“It has been said already but I only remember Malcolm with a smile - always. it was as infectious as his personality. I am sure he is conversing...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: Jeff Stimson - Park Ridge, IL

“Malcolm was someone that I was always happy to see at work! His laugh was contagious and he humored me with raising his arms up in the air as I'd...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Devyn Ostrand - Coworker

“Malcolm was great friend. I was so happy to be working in the same studio again with a guy who could always put a smile on my face. Malcolm will be...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: George Macon - MI - Coworker

“Please accept my sincerest condolences.I was very sad to hear of Malcolm's passing. Malcolm and I worked together on many Ford programs and I really...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Steve Bazinski - Coworker

“I 've known Malcolm for many years. He's a cool guy...always friendly. It is sad he is gone. I just spoke with him in December outside T Studio at...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Vince Morga - Dearborn, MI

“My heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Dooley and all her great kids. Malcolm was a distinct pleasure! ”
25 of 33 | Posted by: Amy Hathaway - Grosse Pointe, MI

1979 “Malcolm ALWAYS had a smile for me and others. Although 1200 miles apart for quite some time, I still feel close to him. May God bless him, his...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: Jim Diehl - Lafayette, LA

“Malcolm you were a bright ray of sunshine on everyone who knew you. We've gained the perfect angel to look down on us to keep the world smiling. I...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Vicki Snapp Smith - Canton, MI

“Malcontent was a he'll of a man,him and my deceased hubby used to shoot the breeze on Saturday at Howells bar.he was friendly,funny prayers to Nicky...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: loretta goodhue - dearborn, MI

“Malcolm was such a pleasure to work with over the years. Not only was he a valuable asset to Ford Motor Company for his experience and expertise but...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Laura O'Leary - Riverview, MI

“Malcomb was always a happy and pleasant person to work with and will really be missed ”
30 of 33 | Posted by: Chris Coakley - Dearborn, MI

“Malcolm was such a kind and happy guy. I saw him many times at the Livonia Moose Lodge. He will be missed very much. ”
31 of 33 | Posted by: Kim C - Acquaintance

“Malcolm will be missed!God Bless ”
32 of 33 | Posted by: Patty Roach- Heppler - Bloomfield, MI

“Malcolm was a caring and loving. Always smiling! You will be truly missed! ”
33 of 33 | Posted by: Brenda Pegler - Plymouth, MI


Malcolm Williams Dooley Jr., age 61, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan surrounded by his loving family. Malcolm was born August 11, 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri, son of Gabrielle (nee: DePirro) Dooley and the late Malcolm W. Dooley.

Malcolm was raised in Detroit attending Gesu Catholic Grade School and later graduating from Brother Rice Catholic High School. After his high school education Malcolm enlisted in the United States Army at the conclusion of the Vietnam War era. Following his military service, Malcolm entered the civilian workforce first working at a lumber yard and later finding his niche within the automobile industry.

Malcolm worked for almost 30 years with the Ford Motor Company. He began his career in model making, working his way over the years to journeyman model maker and later to automotive designer.

Away from work, Malcolm truly enjoyed the simple pleasures of life in addition to making people laugh and smile. Malcolm never met a stranger and seemed to make new friends every day. Malcolm's son commented that his father was the funniest guy in the checkout lane at the grocery store. This comment was attested to by one of the attending nurses at the hospital who had met Malcolm while grocery shopping.

In his younger years Malcolm was a true devotee of the Grateful Dead, or you could say a "Dead Head". He had a passion for music, people, and charitable causes. Malcolm also enjoyed traveling with his wife, spending time within the American Legion Post 32 in Livonia, or just sharing a drink and a joke with a friend.

Malcolm was a follower of Christ and devoted to his Catholic faith. In addition to his love of his children, Malcolm always felt that individuals should give back of their time and talents to better the community. He gave of himself to many charitable causes including the American Veterans, Gesu Catholic School, and Focus Hope. He will truly be remembered as a selfless, giving person and the consummate jokester.

Malcolm is survived by his loving wife Mickey, his mother Gabrielle (John) Dooley, and his cherished children; Denise Dooley, Claire Dooley, Andrew Dooley, and Bridget Dooley. Further survivors include his siblings; Maureen Dooley Miller (husband Paul), Michael A. Dooley Sr, (wife Denise) Thomas A. Dooley Sr, (wife Katie), Mary Gay Dooley Morden, (husband William), Teresa A. Dooley, and Stephen S. Dooley, (wife Patricia). He was also the dear Uncle of Elayna Dooley, Michael Dooley Jr, Thomas A. Dooley Jr., William Morden, Marie Morden Connelly, Matthew Morden, Austin Smith, Courtney Morelock, and Preston Dooley.

Malcolm will lie in state Saturday January 6, 2018, 10:30am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 22430 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124. Malcolm's Funeral Liturgy will begin at 11am officiated by Reverend Fr. Ken Chase. Following the Funeral Liturgy will be a Celebration of Life Service and Luncheon at American Legion Post #32 located at 9318 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI 48150. The Legion Honor Guard will perform services from 1-1:30 p.m. with the celebration services starting at 1:30 p.m. guests are welcome immediately following the Funeral Mass.

Charitable donations, in Malcolm's memory, may be made to: Gesu Catholic School, 17139 Oak Dr, Detroit, MI 48221, www.gesuschool.udmercy.edu , Focus Hope, 1200 Oakman Boulevard Detroit, MI 48238, www.focushope.edu, or the American Legion Post 32, 9318 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI 48150.

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