Sophia Mahoney

January 24, 1943February 23, 2018

Sophia D. Mahoney, 75, passed away at North Shore Medical Center, Salem, MA on February 23, 2018. Sophia is survived by her beloved husband, Edward M. Mahoney of Marblehead, son Kevin E. Mahoney of Marblehead, daughter Laura M. Tassinari and her husband, James and their children, Meghan and Elyse of Bedford, MA. Sister of Howard M. Dent, III, Irene S. Dent and Paul H. Dent, all of Maryland.

Sophia was born in Washington, DC to the late Howard M. Dent, Jr. and Elise S. Dent of Maryland. She graduated from St. Cecilia’s High School, Washington, DC. Sophia obtained her Associate’s Degree from Immaculate Junior College in Washington, DC which she was attending when she met Edward Mahoney. Sophia married Edward in April of 1965 and the couple spent 52 years in marriage and love together as they raised their family. She worked as a secretary for many years. She was a member of the Marblehead Historical Society and a guide at the Lee Mansion. Family, faith, and friends were of primary importance to Sophia. She was an active member of Star of the Sea Parish in Marblehead. She taught religious education for many years, belonged to the altar society and assisted with the Christmas fair. Sophia was an avid gardener and enjoyed taking care of her gardens. Her greatest joy came from her family, particularly the later additions of her granddaughters. Sophia and Edward wintered in Florida where they would host family and friends. They like to travel and tour which brought them to great destinations.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Our Lady, Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Ave. Marblehead, MA at 10am. Burial will follow in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sophia’s memory may be made to: Mass General / North Shore Cancer Center, 102 Endicott St. Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements under the care of Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead


  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Annie Grim OReilly

March 5, 2018

Thinking of entire Mahoney / Dent Family with wishes for love and strength in the days, years ahead. Special blessings for Ed (53 years of marriage!) Kevin and Laura. I'm sure Sophie is trying her best to send comfort to you all. Much love to my dear pal Irene and brothers Howard and Pete. I know it was difficult for you to share the sad news with your Mom. You all have each other to lean on but know that there are many sending love and tears.

Barbara Sullivan

February 28, 2018

We are so sorry to read of Sophia's death We have many happy memories of our two families sharing dinner at the Latin Villa and all the activities at Our Lady, Star of the Sea Parish.
Sophia was a good person.

Our sympathy to all of her family.


John and Barbara Sullivan

martha Crowley

February 27, 2018

Sophia was a true friend,very loyal and sincere and always ready to lend a helping hand.A great cook!
Our "group" will never be the same with out her calming influence .
Martha and David Crowley

kathleen borseti

February 27, 2018

I was Sophie's hairdresser for many years she was such a lovely lady a joy to talk to and spend time with I was praying for a miracle it seems we didn't get it,In a way we did just to have had her in our lives was a gift. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you always.