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William Mahoney

Obituary Condolences

William E. Mahoney 94, of Dedham, died peacefully, Monday January 6, 2014, at the Charlwell House in Norwood, following a long illness. He was the husband of the late Dorothy J. (Quinn) Mahoney who died in 2005. Born September 5, 1919 in Boston, a son of the late William E. Mahoney, Sr. and Elizabeth (Cahill) Mahoney, he was a former longtime resident of Newton and Lexington. He was raised and educated in the Boston area, and was a graduate of Brighton High School and attended Boston University. William was a retired clerk for the US Steamship Authority in Boston, and was responsible for calculating the number and weight of the containers that were being shipped in and out of Boston. He served his country in the United States Army during World War ll and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, he was honorably discharged in February 1945. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed all the Boston teams and played hockey in his younger years. He was a parishioner of St. Marys Church, in Franklin. William is survived by his children; Janice L. Kerr and her husband Peter of Long Island, New York, Ann M. Bestgen and her husband Bill of North Easton and Christine Q. Grassey and her husband Brian of Franklin, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Joseph Mahoney, John Mahoney and Florence Williams. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Friday Jan. 10th, at 11:30AM from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. Franklin, with a funeral Mass in St. Marys Church 1 Church Sq. Franklin at 12Noon. Calling hours are 10-11:30AM at the funeral home. His interment, with military honors at the Massachusetts National Cemetery will be held privately. Due to floral limitations at the cemetery, donations in his memory may be sent to Paralyzed Veterans of America Donation Processing Center 7 Mill Brook Rd. Wilton, NH 03086. Guestbook/directions www.oterifuneralhome.com

Published in Milford Daily News on Jan. 8, 2014
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