Melrose High School Permanent Scholarship Fund

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In January 1980, the Melrose High School Permanent Scholarship Fund received a substantial gift from the Robert Malone Trust administered by the Shawmut Bank of Boston, Massachusetts

Mr. Malone was born in Kingston, Massachusetts on April 7, 1888. The family home at that time is now known as the Major John Bradford Museum on Landing Road. He was educated in the public schools there and graduated from the Massachusetts School of Electrical Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts.

From 1938 to 1966 Mr. Malone Lived in Melrose with his wife, the former Helen Hinckley. He owned his own automobile business in Boston, and it is believed to have been one of the first Hudson-Essex dealerships in the area. He later became associated with the C. Fay Company of Boston. His interest in automobiles began at a very early age. He prepared himself for this career by attending the Finestone Training Program in Ohio. Mr. Malone was at one time associated with Charles Henry Davis of Cambridge, Massachusetts. They traveled coast to coast in the interest of promoting better highways.

In 1966 Mr. Malone moved to Wollaston, Massachusetts and lived there until 1969 with his sister, Mrs, Ruth White, who presently resides at 36 Eliot Street in Milton, Massachusetts. In 1969 he returned to Melrose and resided at the Middlesex Nursing Home until his death on April 17, 1978. Mr. Malone celebrated his ninetieth birthday on April 7, 1978.

Throughout his life Mr. Malone had a most vital interest in youth and sports; his favorite sport was baseball. It is, therefore, most fitting that the income of the Robert Malone Scholarship Fund be used annually to assist young people graduating from Melrose High School.

THE MELROSE HIGH SCHOOL PERMANENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND congratulates you upon receiving this memorial scholarship. The founders of this scholarship will always be interested in your plans and progress.