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Nancy L.
(Goldy) Malis

May 27, 1955 – April 8, 2020

Nancy (Goldy) Malis
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Obituary for Nancy L. (Goldy) Malis

Loving Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister

Nancy L. (Goldy) Malis, 64, of Arlington, MA, entered into rest on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at her home, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Charles Malis MD, with whom she celebrated 30 years of marriage.

Born in Boston, MA, on May 27, 1955, she was the daughter of Barbara (Gofman) Goldy, and the late Herbert Goldy.

She graduated from Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester, MA, with the class of 1973. She went on to study Psychology at Tulane University as one of the few Northerners at the time, and graduated with honors.

Nancy began her career as a Paralegal at Dilworth Paxson LLP in Philadelphia, PA. She returned to Boston to work for the architectural firm, The Martin Organization, as a Marketing Associate, her true passion.

Nancy met Charles in 1988. They were united in marriage on October 15, 1989 in Worcester, MA. They settled in Carlisle to raise their family, and later moved to Arlington.

She was dynamic, upbeat, and full of life. She had an entrepreneurial spirit, and would dive into every project wholeheartedly, including PG Consulting (college advisory), and Dalori Designs. Nancy always put her family and friends first, and was selflessly there for everyone, one-hundred percent. She was an inspiration to all.

In addition to her loving husband and mother, she is survived by two cherished daughters, Jacquelyn Malis and Stephanie Malis, her devoted brothers, Steven Goldy and Barry Goldy, and her adored sisters-in-law, Jill Goldy and Marjorie Goldy.

Due to the current gathering restrictions, Nancy’s Graveside Service will be a private event for immediate family only. A memorial celebration will be announced in the future. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Melanoma Research Alliance, 730 11th Street NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, or through her donation page at:

Arrangements are in the care of the Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home 122 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy. Please visit Nancy’s Life Tribute at

Service Information

Temple Beth El Cemetery
Waverly Avenue
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Due to gathering restrictions, Nancy's services were private. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
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