Dennis W. Malpass, 52
- Dennis W. Malpass, 52, formerly of South Portland, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes on Thursday, April 13, 2017.
Born in Portland on Oct. 23, 1964, Dennis was the son of Donald and Margaret (Downs) Malpass. He graduated from Cheverus High School Class of 1983 and attained his bachelor's degree from Roger Williams University in 1987.
Dennis had a lifelong passion for golf that started at the age of 12. As a child, he was often found at South Portland Municipal Golf Course selling peanut butter sandwiches to the older golfers in hopes of joining them for a round of golf. He used these opportunities to learn from their experience. He golfed throughout his teenage years and pursued his passion when he was in college, earning the Division 3 Golf Medalist in the ECAC in 1985 and 1986. Following college, he continued playing golf and sought after his PGA card so he could teach in golf clubs. Throughout his career, he was the assistant golf pro at Key West Golf Course in Florida, the assistant golf pro at Hatherly Golf Club in Scituate, Mass., head golf pro at Rangeway Golf Course in Billerica, Mass., head golf pro at Meadow Creek Golf Club in Dracut and served as the first head coach of the golf team at Lowell Catholic High School.
Dennis will always be remembered by his family for having a love of golf like his father. His family often wondered, "Did Dennis ever get that hole in one like his dad??"
In addition to teaching golf, Dennis was employed with Taylor Made Transportation in Nashua, N.H., and was a huge New England Sports Fan.
The one thing that superseded his passion for golf was the love and adoration he had for his daughter. He had an AMAZING relationship with his Kayleen; they loved to laugh and poke fun at one another. He loved teaching her and taking her golfing, and proudly watching her soccer games and volleyball tournaments. Dennis was incredibly proud of the athlete, student, and mature young lady Kayleen has become. He always noted that Kayleen was the best thing that ever happened to him.
Dennis will be deeply missed by his entire family and many friends.
He was predeceased by his father, Donald Malpass; and many extended family members.
Dennis is survived by his beautiful daughter, Kayleen Taylor Malpass of Nashua, N.H.; his mother, Margaret Malpass of South Portland; his siblings, Barbara Hebert and her husband Dan of Gray and Donald and Rosemary Malpass of Auburn. He is also survived by his nephew, Cody Malpass of Auburn; several aunts, uncles and COUSINS who held him in high regard. In addition, Dennis is survived by Kayleen's mother, Jennifer Nelson of Nashua, N.H.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. at the
Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel
, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Broadway, South Portland. To view Dennis's memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the:
family to establish a
college fund for Kayleen.
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Homes
South Portland, ME 04106
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Apr. 16, 2017