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Mahaney, John M. Korean Conflict Veteran; Court Reporter. John passed away July 7, 2014. He was the third of eight children born to Marion L. (Fay) and Charles E. Mahaney of Natick. John served in the Army, earning the Combat Infantryman Badge. He then enrolled in the Stenotype Institute of Boston where he met the love of his life, Judith (Cutter) Mahaney. From 1959 until 2013, John worked as a court reporter. He opened his own business, Mahaney Reporting Services, in 1978; now run by his oldest son Dave. John was Past President of the Massachusetts Court Reporters Association. John sang in the church choir. He was an avid runner and ran with the Marshfield Road Runners Club from age 42 to age 77. John's "heaven on earth" was his cottage in Green Harbor. John leaves behind his wife of 54 years Judith, of Duxbury, and their three children: Kerry Zahn (Richard), David Mahaney (Anne), and Craig Mahaney. He is survived by brothers Bob of Natick, Dick of Falmouth, Dennis of New Mexico, and sisters Pat of South Carolina, Mandy (Raymond Fisher) of Pennsylvania, Dorothy of Hudson, Ann of Holliston, inlaws Dick & Helen Cutter of New Hampshire, many cousins, nieces, nephews. A funeral service will be held at Holy Family Church, 601 Tremont Street, Duxbury, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (No visiting hours) Donations in John's name can be made to the Lymphoma Research Fund, MGH Development Office, 100 Cambridge Street, Ste. 1310, Boston MA 02114, Attn: Lindsay Simpson. Special thanks to Cranberry Hospice for the loving care that he received.
Published in The Boston Globe on July 12, 2014
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