SOUTHWICK – Marian Louise (Heine) Malmstrom, 79, (1938-2017) passed away on November 7, 2017 surrounded by her loving family, care givers and remarkable friends from Ahrend Circle. Marian was the wife of the late Richard Malmstrom. Born in Cook County, IL, Marian was the daughter of the late August E. and Elva (Herbold) Heine. A resident of Southwick for the past 15 years, Marian enjoyed spending time in retirement playing bingo, taking an occasional trip to the casino and feeding and caring for her beloved birds. Prior years were spent in Otis, MA with dear friends. Marian is survived by her beloved children, Cynthia Bliesener-Kyle of West Springfield, Amos Bliesener and wife Donna of Southwick, Daryl Bliesener and wife Lori of Blanchard Plantation, ME; two brothers, Phil Heine of Iowa and Norm Heine of Wisconsin; one sister, Irene Heine of Highland Park, IL; 8 cherished grandchildren, Joshua Kyle and wife Lori, David Kyle, Devin Kyle and wife Jenna, Sarah Wood and husband Aaron, Jennifer Jambard and husband Matt, Amber Bradway and husband Josh, Kayla Bliesener, Alex Bliesener; 8 adored great grandchildren, Harper, Emmaline, Arya, Aaron, Jacob, Matt, Ayden, and Emily. The family is very grateful for all the love and support. They wish to thank everyone at Mercy Hospice, the wonderful staff of the Infusion Lab at Sister Caritas Cancer Center and the volunteers of the American Cancer Society who provided rides for Marian. We shall never forget your kindness.
The family will gather and receive friends on Friday (Nov. 17, 2017) from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM in the Southwick Forastiere Family Funeral and Cremation, 624 College Highway, (Highway 202/10) Southwick, MA 01077. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, P.O. Box 9012, Springfield, MA 01102-9012. Please visit www.forastiere.com to offer a personal note of condolence to the family.