Richard W. Malita

Died: Sun., Dec. 22, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

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11:00 AM Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

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New Bedford – Richard W. Malita, 76, died Sunday, December 22, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital.  Born in Acushnet, a son of the late Boleslaw and Irene (Kowalski) Malita, he lived on Cape Cod most of his life and for the past 10 years he resided in New Bedford.  He was employed as a chef at the Riverway Lobster House of Yarmouthport.  Upon retirement Richard was a volunteer at Fort Tabor Military Museum.  He was an avid gardener and loved cooking.  Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.  He is survived by his brother, Jon Malita and wife Gale of Estero, Florida; his Godson, Brian Humenuk of Raynham and his cousins, Elin and Nolan Humenuk.
     Visitation will be 10 to 11 A.M., Monday, January 13, 2020 with a service at 11 A.M. at Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  Burial with Military Honors will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.  For condolences, visit

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Fred Demers
   Posted Sun January 05, 2020
So sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure knowing Richard, for the last four years that I worked with him on the Monday's shift with him at the Fort Taber Museum. He always had a lot of information about things to see and do at the museum. Sorry I can not be there for his service as I am in Florida. My thoughts and prayers to all his family.

   Posted Sun January 05, 2020
We sure will miss you at Whaler’s place. Rest In Peace. Condolences to your family Jon, Gale and Brian

Paula Lagesse
   Posted Mon January 06, 2020
Jon, Sending my deepest sympathy. So sorry for you loss.
Paula Lagesse

Bob and Diane Langelier
   Posted Sun January 12, 2020
Dear Jon, Gale, and others who were close to Richard:

We offer our condolence at this difficult time for you, especially to you, Jon, as you bid farewell to Richard. Something within many of us brings comfort if farewell does not mean "goodbye" as much as "until we all meet again."
We visited the Fort Taber Military Museum several times, and know of the many selfless hours the volunteers serve. Also, thank you to a man whom we did not know for his military service to our country.

Ed Sojka
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
Just want to express RIP Rich. Now you can talk with Sandra for a few. ED Sojka

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