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Malcolm I. Hood 06/03/2017

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.

 

Comments  

#24 Pete/Donna Bankowski 2017-06-12 01:01
Very sorry to hear of Mal's passing while visiting family for granddaughter's high school graduation this past week.
Mal was an awesome previous neighbor & friend. He was also a great mentor in Rotary, where we enjoyed many enjoyable community service events & socials together.
May he Rest In Peace.
#23 Bob Bukin 2017-06-11 00:58
A special man, who is responsible for many success story's of past and present employees at NAED. I will always hold a special place in my heart for Mal. Rest in Peace my friend. This is not goodbye ,it's I will just see you a little later on. God Bless
#22 Christine Clougherty 2017-06-09 10:51
Carol,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I enjoyed every Monday bowling with Mal. He was a wonderful man, and I will hold all the great memories in my heart forever.
#21 Heather McNeil 2017-06-09 07:18
Carol, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God has called a great man home, Mal was always a bright light each summer at our meetings and I am happy to call him my friend. RIP Mal
#20 The Marcure Family 2017-06-08 23:29
Carole and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Mal was a wonderful man who kicked our butt every time we bowled. Fond memories of a cherished man. He will be missed.
#19 ruth J. fiddes 2017-06-08 19:13
With my thoughts and prayers, Carole
#18 Steven Carvalho 2017-06-08 15:40
I’m so sorry for your loss. Mal was a wonderful man who did so much for the North Attleboro Community. He will be so missed but treasured by all who know him.

Steven Carvalho
#17 Brian Parr 2017-06-08 11:51
Carol and Family,
So sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed bowling with Mal. We are thinking of you at this time.
Your friends from General Dynamics and the Bowling League.
Brian, Lacey, Jon, Bob, Joe M, Roger and Joe R.
#16 Nancy & Pete Murray 2017-06-08 00:56
Dear Carol, Bonnie & all of the family,
We were saddened to hear of Mal's passing. We have know him and his family for many years and he truly was a wonderful, kind and loyal friend. He always had a big smile on his face and took the time to talk to everyone. He will be missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace my friend.
#15 BILL LALIBERTE 2017-06-07 23:00
i treasure the times when MR. HOOD would come into the garage on EAST WASHINGTON ST. to get gasoline. he worked many years with my two classmates AL and DOUG. he was a GREAT guy, and i just know that the angels in heaven will enjoy MR. HOOD. may our LORD and SAVIOR, be with MAL'S family at this time of grieving.
#14 Sean Pace 2017-06-07 22:48
I was fortunate enough to know (Uncle) Mal through my wife LeeAnne. I've never met a more genuinely hospitable person ever, a true Class Act! I remember the time he took me to A baseball game, and he introduced me to his friends as his Nephew, it was a truly proud moment for me. We will miss you so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Carol ,and family.
#13 Vickie Lechner 2017-06-07 14:25
How sad the news when the finest leave us. Mal was always there, quietly supportive, genuine, and fun. He lives on in all the hearts he touched with his joy. Hugs to you, Carol.
#12 Sharon Dufault 2017-06-07 00:35
I was very saddened to hear of the death of Mal. I remember him being in the church plays at First Baptist. Then later in life my daughter became his neighbor and I got to know Carol. so glad my grandsons also got to know both Mal and Carol. Mal was always willing to help everyone with their yards. Rest in Peace Mal. You were truly loved by all.
#11 Lisa & Scott Bennett 2017-06-06 21:22
Carol & family, we are so very saddened to hear of our pals passing. Mal will be very sadly missed. I dont think the was a time he ever drove by our home and didnt stop to chat. Scott has so many great memories growing up around him. Will miss seeing his smiling face. Hugs & prayers go out to you all
#10 Paul Muise 2017-06-06 19:04
Carol, so sad to hear about Mal passing he was a big part of our club and great friend, it was always great when you and Mal were in Cape Breton for the summer months. Mal will be dearly missed but we will always have the memories of our fellowship. Thinking of you and your family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul & Gail Muise
#9 Marilyn wilber 2017-06-06 14:41
Carol,So Sorry to hear about Mal. He was such a wonderful gentleman. We will miss him at the falls barn. He did so much to help keep everything running so well. Sincerely, Marilyn
#8 Tammy Bouchard Baker 2017-06-06 14:22
Mal was an extraordinary Rotarian. He was selfless in his devotion to the community and the North Attleboro-Planv ille Rotary Club. I will forever cherish the many stories he has told me over the years. Rest in Paradise Mal
#7 dave rancourt 2017-06-06 11:36
so many memories of Mal (Mr. Hood) for me ,he was an awesome guy ,always there to help or give someone advice or a gift,. He and carol would come to peg leg pete's to see my dad a I play in the band.
he helped me start my own landscaping business ,gave me two customers of his so I could get started. he was a great neighbor. He and Mrs. hood raised a wonderful family Bonnie,dave and scott.
ill miss Mal, what a smile he had,..he always made me smile too,..RIP. Mal Hood.
#6 Kevin Bergevine 2017-06-06 10:44
Mr. Hood was a wonderful and soulful person. I have fond memories of youth group at the First Baptist church.
#5 Nancy E Mulcahey 2017-06-06 10:36
We never leave for the memories we give. Memories meant for how to live. Now a time to take his place. A soul forever honored, by Gods grace. I'll be there Friday....xo
#4 Brenda Roach 2017-06-06 09:22
Carol'......... .My Heart is Broken for you all....Mal was the Greatest Guy in the World..He will be Missed by all......Love you'........Bre n~
#3 Cheryl Campbell 2017-06-06 03:42
Bonnie and family,

My heart was broken when Bonnie told me the news. He was my 2nd dad growing up, never missed my birthday, always there for me with a hug and a smile. He was so very funny, I remember a specific vacation we took together, the Hood family and the Moore family together in New Hampshire, at uncle Mal's sister Fee and her husband Vartan vacation home. It was so much fun, we saw a porcupine right outside the house, we took a hike up the mountain, and got eaten alive by some little bugs, but we made it to the top, uncle Mal posed for a picture with no shirt on and doing a muscle pose. I will find that photo! He was definitely a blessing in my life, always making me laugh. May your grief be lightened by your happy memories and time. Rest in Peace my dear Uncle Mal. Love to all, Cheryl ( Moore ) Campbell
#2 Edward Lewicki jr 2017-06-05 20:31
today we mourn the passing of our very best friend Malcom Hood, one of the finest men I have ever know and a great mentor. This man has taught me so much in the course of our friendship. Linda and I will miss him so much. Know that he will always be in our hearts and prayers . Rest in peace my friend Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Carol and his family
#1 The Fish Family 2017-06-05 19:54
Dear Carole, We were all truly saddened to hear about the passing of Mal. We have great memories of him bowling and his smile will live in our hearts forever. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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