Joan Reardon-Mahoney

Joan Reardon-Mahoney

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Joan Reardon-Mahoney, 77, died peacefully at 5:35 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, at St. John's Hospice, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born August 10, 1936, in Chicago to Frank and Helen Kiener Coburn. Her parents; first husband, Timothy J. Reardon; and a sister, Mary Lou LaPorte, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Mahoney, of Springfield; one daughter, Katie Mary Reardon, of Crown Point, Ind.; three sons, Thomas Reardon, of Jacksonville, Ill., Michael (Amy) Reardon, of Rochester, Ill., and Brian (Lori) Reardon, of Springfield; one stepson, Charles L. (Elizabeth) Mahoney, of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Emily, Calyn, Jane and Caroline; a stepgrandson, Caleb; and a niece and two nephews.

Joan was a social worker at St. John's Hospital-Pastoral Care, Springfield Pregnancy Care Center and for several independent adoption placement agencies. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish where she was very active. She was also a member of Island Bay Yacht Club. She enjoyed reading and was a member of many book clubs. She received the 2009 Sangamon County Medical Society Alliance Humanitarian Award. Joan was a life-long friend to dogs, adopting many from shelters.

Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 p.m.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Blessed Sacrament Church with Reverend Jeff Grant officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Northern Michigan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Parish or Springfield Pregnancy Care Center.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers from St. John's Home Health and Hospice for the exceptional care and attention they provided to Joan.

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