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Malek, Eileen Mary (Head)

Malek, Eileen Mary (Head)

 On Holy Saturday morning, April 8, 2023, surrounded by her loving and attentive family, Eileen went home to heaven to be with Jesus and to take her seat at the table of the communion of Saints.  Eileen was 86 years old.  She was born on September 19, 1936, in South Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Edward and Frances (Supple) Head.  She married Richard “Dick” Malek on October 5, 1957, at St. Teresa’s Church in South Buffalo.  The couple would spend a lifetime of love for the family they raised at the home they made in West Seneca, NY.  Eileen was a devoted mother, acting as a Cub Scout Den Mother for her sons when they were young, and also a Blue Bird Camp Fire Girl assistant leader for her daughter’s troop.  She worked as a Certified Nurses Aid for many years.  Eileen loved making the holidays special for her children and she made sure that there were always toys and gifts for each of them under the Christmas tree.  She also made sure that their birthdays were celebrated and unique for each of them.  Eileen loved making dolls, collecting Hummel’s and Waterford Crystal, and over the years, she loved the family pet dogs, Sparky, Ginger, Mandy, and Buddy.  Eileen was proud of her Irish heritage and customs, and she taught them to her children through the way she raised them.  Eileen made sure that even though “boys will be boys and girls will be girls”, they always had a fair shake with their father when occasionally straying from expectations and the rules of conduct. After retirement, Eileen and Dick enjoyed experiencing world-wide traveling.  The couple celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary Mass at St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, where they had been communicants, before his passing on December 27, 2017.  Eileen will be remembered as a woman of tremendous faith.  She was a shining example to her family and all who knew her for her devotion to Mary, the blessed mother, and to Jesus Christ.  May she now rest in peace.  Her passing will be mourned by many, especially by the legacy she leaves and adored with all her heart: her children, Cynthia (Glen) Weeks, Richard (Bernice), Timothy (Dawn), and Daniel (Anne) Malek; her grandchildren, Nicole, Tiffany, William, Kaitlin, Russell, Brian, Troy, Ian, Meagan Sarah and Noah; five great-grandchildren, Gavin, Lucas, Brooke, Mackenzie, and Mateo; her siblings, the late Marie (Charles) Daniels, Edward, William, Bernadine and Paul Head, Frances (late Ted) Pantera, and Dorothy (late Raymond) Gates. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 11th from 4-8 pm, at the Thomas H. McCarthy Funeral Home, 1975 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10:00 am, assembling directly at St. Bernadette Church, Orchard Park. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in the Holy Cross Mausoleum, in Lackawanna. The Malek family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to all the Doctors, Nurses, Oncologists, Ophthalmologists, Dentists, and Cardiologists and the staff at Greenfields for the loving and attentive care given to Eileen, and for helping her to retain a quality of life with the physical challenges she faces through her 86 years. Equally important to Eileen was her spiritual wellbeing which was received from Fr. James Wall during COVID, to her newest parish family at St. Bernadette’s, and to Fr. Joseph Wolf for his spiritual guidance given to Eileen and her family through her final days on Hospice.  For online condolences or to share a memory of Eileen please visit  


  • Jim c Posted April 8, 2023 3:58 pm

    Sorry to all of you for your loss she was one of the greatest women I’ve ever known your whole family has treated me like family from day one I will miss her with all my heart my prayers are with you love all you guys

  • Mark Daniels 5th Posted April 8, 2023 4:04 pm

    God bless you Eileen 🙏 ❤ may the wings of mercy swiftly take Eileen 🙏 to her final resting place with God’s hands waiting gently for her ! Thank you Eileen for precious wonderful memories and love 💘
    May God bless the Malik family ,relatives and friends at this time 🙏 ❤
    ! 4th

  • Steven Bacher Posted April 9, 2023 6:57 pm

    My deepest condolences to all of the Malek family. Mrs. Malek was my 2nd Momma. There are so many memories of good times and laughter. God bless you and rest in peace Mrs. Malek.

  • Pat McCarthy Posted April 10, 2023 10:25 am

    I will remember a wonderful lady with a beautiful smile and a heart of gold. May she rest now in the home God made for her. May God bless all the Malek family and may you be comforted through this very difficult time.

  • Jim Perez Posted April 10, 2023 8:22 pm

    Dear Dan and family . I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mon . You and your family have my deepest sympathy .
    My the blessings of the Lord and the wonderful memories you have get you and your family through this sad and terrible tone .

  • Jim Perez Posted April 10, 2023 8:23 pm

    Dear Dan and family . I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom . You and your family have my deepest sympathy .
    May the blessings of the Lord and the wonderful memories you have get you and your family through this sad and terrible tone .

  • marian barnes Posted April 11, 2023 11:48 am

    Eileen Malek was a dear friend of mine for many years and she and her husband Dickwere good neighbors.I knowb all 4 of her children CINDY,RICK,dAN AND tIM,SHE AND dICK WERE GOod parents to thier childreneileen and . we even shared a few vacations and cruises together one vacation in 1000 islands was with eileen dick family and boats many good memories eileen will always till my last breath have a special place in my heart love Marian Barnes

  • Michael Lotito Posted April 11, 2023 1:36 pm

    Dear Rick and family, Andrea & I wish you peace and comfort as you mourn and celebrate the life of Eileen.

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