Mary "Connie" (Doherty) Mahoney (1937 - 2013)

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INDEPENDENCE – Mary (Connie) Mahoney, 76, of Independence, died Saturday, Nov. 9, at Buchanan County Health Center, Independence.
Connie was born Aug. 29, 1937 in Cresco, the daughter of Leo, and Helen Doherty. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in Cresco, and received her LPN nursing degree from St. Mary's School of Vocational Nursing, Rochester, Minn. She was united in marriage to John (Jack) Mahoney, in St. Agnes Catholic Church, Canton, Minn., on Aug. 13, 1957. The family lived in St. Paul, Minn., Cresco, Alta Vista, New Hampton, and Oelwein, prior to moving to Independence in 1968. She often volunteered in many St. John's Catholic Church and School activities. She also spent many years volunteering with the Cedar Valley Hospice program.
She is survived by her four children: Patrick (Kim) Mahoney, Independence, Shawn (Karen) Mahoney, Madrid, Jacque Mahoney, Norwalk, Terry Mahoney, Ankeny; Six Grandchildren; seven Great Grandchildren; two brothers, Carroll Doherty, Rochester, Minn., Robert Doherty, Preston, Minn., and three sisters, Beth Ask and Kay Kubik, Rochester, Minn., and Colleen Milz, Norwood, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband John (Jack) Mahoney and a brother Gregory Doherty.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, at St. John's Catholic Church, Independence, with Fr. Jim Brokman officiating. Burial will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Alta Vista. Friends' visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Nov. 15 to Nov. 30, 2013