John F. Mahoney

January 29, 1926September 3, 2018

John F. Mahoney, 92 of Scituate, MA, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 3, 2018. Born in Shrone, Glengarriff, County Cork, Ireland - arrived in Medford, MA at the age of 22 to his dear aunt Elizabeth McDermott of Medford, MA. John is a former longtime resident of Sommerville and Arlington, MA.

Beloved husband of the late Joan M. Daly, father of Gerard F. Mahoney, Marianne J. Mahoney, the late Eileen M. Mahoney, granddaughters Kaylee M. Mahoney, and Jaime L. Mahoney and her husband Douglas Herman and great-grandsons Magnus and Duncan. Brother to the late Rosemary Collins of Galway, Paudie Mahoney of Glengarriff, Ireland, and the late Daniel J. Mahoney of Brighton. John is also survived by his extended family of brothers and sisters of the Shea and Lenihan families of Brighton and the surrounding Boston area, as well as his many loving nieces, nephews and their families in Ireland and Boston.

Retired from the New England Telephone Company in 1983, John started as an installer out of the Arlington Garage and became the Financial Secretary of Local 2222 IBEW for 26 years. John is a Life Member of the Knights and Ladies of Saint Finbarr, the County Corkman’s Association, Telephone Pioneers President’s Circle and the Knights of Columbus.

Visiting hours are at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate on Friday, September 7th from 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral Mass on Saturday, September 8th at 10 a.m. from St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent St, Scituate, MA. Words of comfort may be left at


  • Visitation Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, September 8, 2018

John F. Mahoney

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Michelle Xanthopoulos

September 8, 2018

Dear Jaime and Marianne and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending you love and comfort during this difficult time. We will be thinking of you and your family. John was a wonderful man and he will be missed greatly. Jaime, your eulogy at the funeral was beautiful, touching and so heartfelt.

Michelle and John Xanthopoulos

John O Donoghue

September 7, 2018

Met John about six years ago we happen to come from same village in lreland know his family back there great people Dropped by his house in Scituate every couple of weeks to chat about politics and glengarriff enjoyed our conversations a great and wise man I will miss you John You can give the people some good advice

Frank donovan

September 6, 2018

I just wanted to say I enjoyed working with John at MIT for six years. We had many a

good laughs together throughout those six years. I am only one year behind John in years.

RIP John hope to see you on the other side.

Frank the teletype man!

Jaime Mahoney

September 5, 2018

We love you grandpa. You were the foundation for all of us through your actions.... charity, compassion, support, and the ultimate provider for our needs and the needs of others. A role model for how one puts family first, loyalty and selflessness. I miss you dearly and was blessed having you in my life. Thank you.