Juliana Rose O'Malley Served State Department
Juliana Rose O'Malley, 89, of New York city and Martha's Vineyard, formerly of Worcester, died on July 19.
Juliana resided at 41 Oak avenue and attended elementary school and North High School in Worcester before completing an Associate Degree at Salter Business School. She joined the Foreign Service Office of the U.S. State Department and was posted to Vienna, Austria, where she administered the Marshall Plan following World War II. Upon completion of her assignment, she moved to New York city, where she managed the New England Vacation Bureau at Rockefeller Center until her retirement. Her retirement included partial residence at Martha's Vineyard and extensive travel in the Caribbean and Europe, especially to her parents' native Ireland.
A true bon vivant, she was a student of literature, lover of music and theatre, and an epicurean aficionado, as well as an amateur ornithologist. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph M. and Rose Donnellen O'Malley of Worcester, and her brothers, Charles A. of Little Silver, N.J., Robert J. of Davis, Calif., and Edward T. of Worcester; her sisters, Bess Ackerson of San Pedro, Calif., and Kathleen Douglass of Jamaica Plain, and her best friend and companion of 35 years, Chris Sitwell of Vineyard Haven, as well as her beloved cat of 16 years, The Boy. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nephews and nieces in Ireland, England, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, California and Canada.
A memorial service was held at Athy Memorial Home in Worcester on Saturday, August 2, with interment following at St. John's Cemetery, Worcester.