Leah Norine Emley Malambri, 95

FULTON, NY – Leah Norine Emley Malambri, 95, formerly of Fulton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 3, 2017, at Bennett Place, New Albany, Indiana.

Leah Norine Emley Malambri
Leah Norine Emley Malambri

She was born March 17, 1921, in Wisner, Nebraska, to the late Raymond and Lillian (Neilson) Emley.

She was a longtime resident of Fulton, before moving to Indiana to be closer to her children.

Leah worked as a Registered Nurse at the Douglas County Hospital in Omaha, Neb., when she met her late husband Sgt. Joseph S. Malambri.

They later moved to Fulton and opened their business Joe Malambri Trucking.

Leah was also past employed with A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton.

Upon their retirement, she and Joseph decided to move to Florida.

She was a past member of the Holy Family Church, Fulton Altar Rosary Society and the Eagles Club in Hornell, NY.

Leah and Joseph Malambri
Leah and Joseph Malambri

In addition to her husband, Leah was predeceased by their daughter, Cathy Malambri; and her siblings: Ruth Drobny, Marian Oliva, Charles, Joseph, John and Maurice Emley.

She is survived by three children: son, Lee (Janine) Malambri of Indiana, daughters: Lillian (Jack) Bates of Maine and JoAnn (Tom) Coker of Colorado; sister, Arliss Moreland of South Dakota; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; four step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with Rev. John Canorro officiating.

Burial will be held in the Spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.


  1. So sorry for your loss, Malambri family. I grew up in the house right next door on Walradt Street. I remember her being so kind and patient with me, until it was time for me to go home… all 30 feet away. She may have actually saved my life a few times in the 70’s, either from my Dad or Joe, or both lol! She will always be remembered.

  2. Lee, sorry to hear of your loss. Only met her a couple times but she made me feel like an old friend.

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