Amy Malecki, 45, passed away Nov. 3, 2013.
She was born in Palm Bay, Fla., to Nancy and Stanley, who both preceded her in death. Amy spent her childhood in Otego, and moved to Florida in 1995.
Amy only worked places she was passionate about and where she was able to make meaningful connections with people: Friendlies, ARC of Otsego, Girl Scout Camp Amahami, Red Lobster, Magic Max, Andean Manna, ProSource and Stinsons Carpet One.
She was diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. It didn’t define her and she chose with purpose not to allow Lupus to be a main character in her life. She chose people, travel, fun, laughter, pitching softball and to be an advocate of pet rescue.
She chose to live in spite of Lupus. Because of this choice her ending was quick and as graceful as one can imagine.
She leaves a hole that she would tell you to fill with the memories of her laughter … now ... go adopt a pet.
Amy leaves to cherish her memory, brothers, Jimmy, Ed and Bobby; nieces and nephews, Amanda, Joey, Nicholas, Brent, Kasey and Kyle; beloved rescue, Aarlie the dog; and many extended family and friends.