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Malachi (Mal) Furey, 66, of Tampa, FL passed away on February 23, 2023 at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Kathleen Furey, and his brother Timothy Furey. He left behind siblings, Sean (Cathy) Furey of Ponte Vedra, FL, Kevin (Lucy) Furey of Austin, TX, Brian (Wendy) Furey of Mesa, AZ, Sheila Furey (Dennis) Petrocelli of Richmond, VA and Matthew (Zhannie) Furey of Tampa, FL. and sister-in-law, Anya Furey of Omaha, NE, and 12 nieces and nephews.

Mal was born and Carroll, Iowa and graduated from Carroll Community High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He spent his early life in the restaurant industry and later life as a salesman in Tampa. He was a friend to many and a true neighbor.

The funeral Mass will be at St. Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church in Tampa, FL on Friday, April 21st at 11 a.m., a reception will follow the funeral mass at St. Mark’s followed by burial at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: or FLCCC Alliance, 2001 L St NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036.

1 Comment

  • Mark Tasaki
    Posted March 22, 2023 at 10:36 pm

    Malachi Furey was a giant amongst men. A gentle giant. I’ll always remember his generosity of spirit and time. The world is missing a treasure. My deepest condolences to Sean, Kevin, Brian, Sheila, Matthew and families.

    Aloha Mal! 🤙🏼

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