PORTLAND — James Patrick Malaney, 59, of Portland, died Dec. 24.
Born in Gardiner on March 20, 1950, he was a son of Dorothy and William Malaney.
He attended Portland High School and graduated in 1969.
From 1969 until 1971, he was a professional boxer.
In 1976, he joined the U.S. Army and served three years in the 101st Airborn Division.
After the Army, he began a career as a fisherman, which he enjoyed tremendously.
He also worked as a carpenter, and helped in the construction of the Reiche School and Franklin Towers.
He was a fan of the Boston Red Sox, Patriots, and Boston Celtics.
Surviving are his two children, Kimberly and Shawn of Portland; two grandchildren; five sisters, Brenda, Cathy, Trudy, Peggy, and Margo; aunts and uncles; cousins; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
There are no funeral services at this time.
His ashes will be scattered at sea at a date to be determined.