Joseph L. Mal


Mal, Joseph L., 96, died Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. He was formerly married to Marjorie Martin. Born in Providence, a son of the late Hyman and Rebecca (Hershkowitz) Malachowsky, he was a longtime resident of Providence and Pawtucket until moving to Smithfield 8 years ago. He was the owner of Mal’s Auto Seat Covers in Pawtucket for 18 years and an electrician at RI Hospital for 13 years, retiring in 1983. Joseph was a WWII Coast Guard veteran, serving in Seattle and Florida. He graduated from Central High School in Providence.  Joseph was a member of the Jenks Masonic Lodge #24 and Touro Fraternal Association. Devoted father of Jason Mal of Smithfield and April Mooney and her husband, James, of Lincoln. Dear brother of the late Frances Dress, Abraham Mal, Leo Mal and Hannah Grossman. Loving grandfather of Logan and Nolan Mooney. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.  Shiva will be private.


  1. esta avedisian
    May 8, 2017

    Sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of (Cousin) Joe and the whole family. I especially remember his smile.

  2. LF
    May 8, 2017

    May you find comfort during this difficult time knowing our God’s loving promises Job 14:14

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