Charles Reginald Malatesta, OP

Rev. Charles Reginald Malatesta, O.P., age 85 years, September 17, 2001. Beloved son of the late Margaret, nee Peter and Lawrence Malatesta; dear brother of Mary M. Malatesta, Indianapolis, IN.

Remembered fondly by the friars of the Province of St. Albert the Great and his many friends. Funeral Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Priory, 7200 W. Division St., River Forest, IL. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Office for the Dead at 7:00 p.m. at the Priory. Memorials may be made to the Society for Vocational Support, c/o Dominican Provincial Office, 1909 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60608 appreciated. 773-736-3833. Published in the Chicago Tribune on 9/19/2001.

I remember Father Mal fondly from my years as a student at St. Teresa's in Winona and I have loved having him in my life again recently. I will miss him and our luncheon chats.
Kay Beniacs (River Forest, IL )
September 19, 2001
Beth Winkel ( - Former student and friend 'til his death...On 9/29/01 at 12:47 AM.

I first met Fr. Charlie when I was a senior at Edgewood College in Madison, WI. He had just been assigned to Blessed Sacrament and I was doing part of my Religious Studies internship for Religious Studies.

When I was there for an parish activity, Charlie and I started talking and that was the beginning of a great friendship. We stayed in contact by letters,personal visits and phone calls. I last spoke with Charlie the Thursday before he passed away. I thanked him for being a loyal friend, our "bets" on Packer-Viking games, and for our many conversations. He did indeed love his community and preaching. Charlie is in a much better place then we, who grieve his passing. I'm sure he will continue to watch over his Order and his friends.

I thank God, often, for making Charlie part of my life. We will seen him again!!!!

Homily: By Dennis Woerter O.P.

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Comments by Edward Ruane, O.P. Provincial, at the Funeral Mass