TEWKSBURY — Norma D. (Copithorne) (MacDonald) Malloy, 88, a retired resort owner, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at the Tewksbury home of her daughter, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness.

She was the wife of the late Harold “Younger” MacDonald, and later, the late Robert M. Malloy.

She was born in Medford on Sept. 25, 1919, a daughter of the late John and Mabel (Davis) Copithorne. She was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School.

In her earlier career, she worked as a waitress in Harvard Square.

Mrs. Malloy lived on the Annisquam River in Gloucester for many years and was the owner and manager of the Atlantis Motor Inn along with her husband, Bob. The Inn was famous for its hospitality, great breakfasts and extensive gardens.

She was recalled by her family as an “award-winning” gardener who contributed to the visual improvement in Gloucester and later for the beautification of the Cove Beach Club in Florida.

She left Gloucester after the death of her husband and moved to Shirley, where she resided for seven years before returning to Tewksbury.

Norma will best be remembered for her gracious acceptance of anyone who was fortunate enough to come into her life.

She is survived by six children, Carol (MacDonald) LaLiberte and her husband, Joseph, and Jeanne (MacDonald) Aylward and her husband, Robert, all of Tewksbury; David Malloy, of Lincoln; Kathleen (Malloy) Callahan and her husband, Jack, of Lexington; Maureen Malloy, of Gloucester, and Judy Malloy, of Boynton Beach, Fla. She is also survived by two daughters-in-law, Patricia MacDonald, of Shirley, and Lee Seeckts, of Lincoln; a sister, Jean Tatosian, of Hudson, N.H.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also the mother of the late Bruce MacDonald, Robert Malloy and James Malloy; and sister of the late Wilber “John” Copithorne, Herbert Copithorne, Lois Russell, Mabel Fecitt and Maddie Conley.

Her funeral service was held on Saturday, May 24 in Tewksbury, followed by burial in Seaside Cemetery, Gloucester.

Memorials may be made to the Merrimack Valley V.N.A. Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.

The T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family with local arrangements.