James J. Mahoney
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James J. Mahoney
  • June 29, 1934 - January 26, 2017
  • Madison, Connecticut

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Mahoney, James J. 82, of Madison, Connecticut died January 26 at Water's Edge Rehabilitation Center in Middletown, CT. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the late James and Margaret (Sullivan) Mahoney. Beloved husband of Joni Mahoney (O'Donnell) and the late Frances Mahoney (Whelan). Loving father of Kelly Fujitani and her husband Peter of Cos Cob, CT; Max Mahoney and his wife Lisa of Arlington, MA; Sally Smart and her husband Perry of Middletown, CT. Cherished grandfather "Pa" of Molly, Sean and Michelle Mahoney; Mackenzie, Dillon and Griffen Smart. Also survived by his devoted sister, Margaret Killilea and her husband Thomas of Belmont, MA, and many adoring nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother, Edward Mahoney. Jim grew up in Brighton, MA and graduated from Boston College in 1959 on the G.I. Bill after two years of service in the Army. He went on to work in marketing for Amoco Oil for 35 years. An avid golfer and former captain of the Boston College golf team, Jim made friends wherever he went and especially on the golf course where he was known for his good humor and mischievous antics. Jim was a member of St. Margaret's Church where he was blessed to meet Joni after losing his wife Fran after 50 years of marriage. Jim is also survived by Joni's loving family, his stepchildren: Joseph and Amy O'Donnell of Clinton, CT; Kerry and Brian Kenney of Hingham, MA; Gail and Ned Bermingham of Amherst, NH; Matthew and Margaret O'Donnell of Wilton, CT; and eleven grandchildren: Owen, Maggie, Patrick and Molly O'Donnell; Will and Matt Kenney; Kate and Annie Bermingham; Ashley, Grayson and Sadie O'Donnell.
Relatives and friends are invited Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd., Madison. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Madison. Committal to follow at West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's memory to The Strong House Adult Day Center, 546 Durham Rd., Madison, CT 06443 or The Children's Room, Center for Grieving Children, 1210 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02476.