Mahoney, Kathleen

July 23rd, 2011

Kathleen M. (Hall) Mahoney of Malden, Massachusetts, formerly of Bedford, England, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2011, at Kindred Hospital in Peabody, surrounded by her family. She was 87.

“Auntie Kay” was born in 1924 and raised in England. During World War II, she met and married George D. Mahoney of Malden, a sergeant with the United States Army Air Corps. Following the war, she came to America aboard the Queen Mary, and lived in Malden with her husband until his death in 1978. She remained living in Malden following her husband’s death, and she was the head cook at the Malden Public Schools lunch program. Through her family, she became a devoted parishioner at St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Wilmington, where she was an active member of the Parish Outreach Committee, through which she volunteered at My Brother’s Table in Lynn.

She was the sister of the late Robert Hall, Peter Hall and Charles Hall, all of England, and is survived by her brother, William Hall, of Malvern, England. Beloved aunt of June G. Fagan of Wilmington, Lorraine G. McBride of North Reading, and Lillie G. Fournier of Sarasota, Florida. Survived and forever missed by her loving grand-nephew and grand-nieces, Joseph M. Fagan III and Elizabeth J. Fagan of Wilmington, and Caroline G. McBride and Laura A. McBride of North Reading. Also survived by several nieces and nephews in Canada and England.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington on Thursday, July 28th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial which will be celebrated in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at the Forestdale Cemetery in Malden. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, July 27th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Contributions in Auntie Kay’s memory may be made to the St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Outreach Program, 126 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “Mahoney, Kathleen”

  1. Ruth Williams says:

    Kay will live in my memory, forever- my friend from England, who was always thinking of her family, and was as steady as the Rock of Gibraltar. Rest in peace, Kay.

  2. Mark and Al says:

    Auntie Kay is a very special lady to us. She was graciousness personified. She’s an example to all of us that aging can bring the best years of our lives if we allow it to do so. We will miss her greatly but we know that she’s still caring for and loving all of us from her place in heaven.

  3. Joanne Settemio & Family says:

    My mother and I were saddened to hear of Kay’s passing. She was a wonderful lady with a warm and genuine smile and personality. I knew your beloved “Auntie Kay” from her working with my Mother at the Central Food Kitchen for the City of Malden for years. I also used to speak to her constantly whenever she was up here at City Hall. What a lovely and classy lady she was and always will be! My deepest Sympathy to the entire family! God has called another Angel home.

  4. Cliff & Loretta King says:

    We were deeply sadened to hear of Aunt Kay’s passing. She was a gracious lady and will be missed by all. She is home with her God sharing eternal life.

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