NORTH ATTLEBORO – Malcolm Ian Hood, 81, of Hoppin Hill Road passed away Saturday evening, June 3, 2017 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston surrounded by his devoted family. He was the loving husband of Carol (MacPherson) Hood for over 30 years.
Born September 11, 1935 in Pawtucket, RI, he was a son of the late Hugh and Margaret (Morrow) Hood.
Mal grew up in Pawtucket and was a 1953 graduate of East High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in Korea. He worked at Elastic Thread in Pawtucket for several years and was a line foreman for North Attleboro Electric for 32 years before retiring in 1990. In retirement, he stayed active doing landscaping at his own M.I.H. Landscaping for many years.
Mal enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman, including ice fishing, and enjoyed hunting and spending time at his summer home in Nova Scotia.
Mal was a proud Rotarian, he was the longest serving member of the North Attleboro/Plainville Rotary Club at 32 years and served as Sergeant-at-Arms at the club for over 20 years and ran the Rotary Fishing Derby on Whiting’s Pond for many years. He was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship award for Rotary twice, once at his home club in North Attleboro and recently at his club in New Waterford, Nova Scotia.
He was active in all the Rotary fundraising and community events and in 2016 received the Rotary Distinguished Service Award for Senior Citizens. He was also active at the Falls Firebarn Museum in Attleboro Falls and belonged to bowling leagues at North Bowl for many years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children: Scott Hood and wife Joanne of New Hampshire and Bonnie Frazier and husband Joe of Mansfield.
Two step-children: Kelly Cameron and Colleen Leland both of North Attleboro;
13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a 7th great-grandchild on the way and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was father of the late David Hood, step-father of the late Patricia Treen and was also predeceased by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Euphemia and Vartan Vartanian and Janet and Dewey Etheredge.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 9 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church 75 Park Street, North Attleboro. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the North Attleborough Fire Barn Preservation Society, 43 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760 or the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute, PO BOX 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.