Adrienne Mariette LaMarsh Maloney

adrienne maloney
Adrienne Mariette LaMarsh Maloney

Adrienne Maloney, beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, and grandmother passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 2, 2022, in Arlington, VA. Adrienne was born in New Rochelle, New York on March 7, 1941, and she grew up in and around Pelham, New York and Ridgefield, CT. Adrienne was predeceased by her parents, John “JJ” LaMarsh and Irene “MiMi” LaMarsh, and her husband Michael Arthur Maloney.

After graduating from St. Mary’s High School in Katonah, NY, Adrienne attended Berkley Secretarial School and was later employed at AMF Sporting Goods.

One weekend, while visiting high school friends at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT, she met her future husband Michael. They fell in love and were married on October 5, 1963.

Moving to Falls Church, VA, Adrienne and Michael had their first son Michael Sean. On September 2, 1965, the family next moved to Bangkok, Thailand where Mike was an Operations Officer for the CIA. On October 10, 1965, after just 5 days on the job, Mike’s helicopter crashed into the jungles of Laos. There were no survivors.

After Mike’s sudden and tragic death, Adrienne immediately returned to the United States and relocated to Lakeville, CT where her mother and father lived. Her second son, Craig Michael, was born in nearby Sharon, CT on February 20, 1966. Adrienne and her two boys soon made the permanent move to Fairfield, CT where Mom lived for the next 45+ years.

For the next 30+ years, Adrienne worked at Fairfield University. First in the Office of Campus Ministry and then then in the Media Center. She made the town of Fairfield and Fairfield University her touchstones. At 33 Edward Street, they had the amazing fortune to meet so many wonderful friends including our extended family, the Bebons. While Adrienne worked at F.U., both sons attended Fairfield College Preparatory School and Fairfield University. Whilst there, it should be noted that the boys achieved semi-to-moderate success in trying not to embarrass their mother with any college buffoonery. It should also be noted that now both Adrienne’s grandsons, John and Luke Maloney, proudly attend Fairfield University.

After retirement, Adrienne eventually found her way down to Arlington, VA to be closer to her son Craig and his amazing family. The great loves of her life were her family, her many dear friends, John’s baseball games, Luke’s soccer games, and Alax’s lacrosse games. Three of mom’s favorite hobbies included Derek Jeter, the New York Yankees, and York Peppermint Patties.

Adrienne is survived by her two sons Michael and Craig, her daughters-in-law Patricia and Miyuki, her brother Denis LaMarsh, her three fantastic grandchildren John, Luke, and Alexandra Maloney, and the Bebon family of Fairfield, CT.

A service to celebrate the life of Adrienne will be held at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church in McLean, VA on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.

For those unable to join the celebration in VA, the service will be streamed at (

In lieu of flowers or donations, please remain happy, be kind, and stay healthy. Adrienne would have enjoyed that.

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  1. I am truly sad to hear this news. Mrs. Maloney was a wonderful woman who was always good to me growing up with Mike and Craig. She will be greatly missed. Pete Gallagher

  2. Michael and Craig, so sorry to hear this news. Your mother was a wonderful lady who raised two great boys. Your mom, you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Adrienne was a great friend and offered support to the Loughneys of Westport, particularly when Molly and Daniel were small and Mike worked in NYC. She came by to offer comfort and support to Bridget and the kids on 9/11 when Mike was stuck in the City and communication was limited on that very tough day. We will always remember her kindness and good humor. She was a great lady and will be missed.

  4. Deeply sorry for your loss. Adrienne always brightened our day when we visited her office or saw her at a game. She was a wonderful member of the University community. We shall remember her with love. May she rest in peace.

  5. Dear Craig & Michael, I am saddened to hear about the loss of your mom, Adrienne. She was such a kind, gentle, and lovely woman. Throughout her many years on the Fairfield University campus, I had occasion to interact with her both as a parent when Craig was in my English class at Fairfield Prep, and during her employment at the Fairfield University Media Center. Whenever I encountered her, she greeted me with a smile and proceeded to provide me with “updates” (a euphemism for “brag about”) on you both. May your loving memories of your mother bring you peace and solace during this difficult time. Peace and Blessings, Donna Andrade Dean of Mission & Ministry Fairfield Prep

  6. Mike and Craig. We are so sorry for your loss. We have so many wonderful memories of your amazing Mom. Love you guys. Brian and Monica McGrath

  7. Michael and Craig, we loved your mother and were so glad we got to be friends from Fairfield University. Her obituary was Terrific.

  8. Michael &Craig there aren’t any words to describe Cynthia & my feelings for our great friend, your Mom. There will forever be a big vacant place in our hearts that only she can fill You all will forever be in our prayers We will never stop missing our dear friend Crash She is now in a place we all are trying to get to. Rest In Peace old friend, Rest In Peace

  9. I will always remember the great times our family had with Adrienne and her family before 4th of July fireworks on Edward St and at holiday get togethers at the Bebon’s. She will be greatly missed and we’ll always remember her undeniably bright presence!

  10. Michael and Craig, I am so happy I knew your mother through my sister, Cynthia Bebon. I first met Adrienne more than 50, or perhaps 60, years ago when the Bebons and the Maloneys were neighbors on Edward Street. I saw Adrienne many times through the years, and admired her for her kindness, calmness, and friendliness. The Maloneys and Bebons certainly developed an enduring bond. How lucky that the two families grew up together with such closeness. I feel honored to have known your mother and I will never forget her. I send my condolences to you both and all the Maloneys.

  11. I worked with Adrienne at the Fairfield U Media Center She was always smiling and took the time to chat and ask how you were doing. I know she kept in touch with my parents long after they all retired. Just a kind soul. Wishing your family peace during this time.

  12. May Adrienne our wonderful friend rest in peace and may God bless her family and friends. With love, Mona and Abe Hefzallah

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