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John J. Mahoney passed away peacefully at home on May 23, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Attracta O'Connor Mahoney his love at first sight at the Catholic University of America. Cherished father of Deirdre, Eileen (Jaisoo Lim) and Georgina (Neil) Milsted. Loving grandfather of Claire Milsted,...

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John served as a dedicated editor at Claretian publications and St. Jude League in Chicago for a number of years. I had the pleasure of knowing him and appreciating his wry humor. The Claretian Missionaries and his co-workers extend our condolences to the family.

Fr. Mark Brummel, CMF

What better thing can be said about a person than that he loved deeply and was loved deeply. What better witness to his character than his three wonderful daughters, with their openness to the world, their caring attitude towards others, and their ability to see the humor behind many of life's foibles, and raise the spirits of those around them. If that were all he accomplished, it would be much. But he also had a great mind; wrote with great knowledge, wisdom, and aplomb; and made the...

I met John in Downers Grove and have many fond memories of our walks, our talks, his poems, his novel, and special sing-alongs at his birthday parties and even at one of mine. Knowing John made (and makes) my life better; for that, I will be forever grateful. Plus, knowing John has allowed me to meet and begin to get to know his three smart, talented, wonderful daughters. For John I share this poem, by the great W. B. Yeats: "Think where man's glory/most begins and ends/say my glory...

With deepest sympathy to all who loved John Mahoney. When John was about 80 years old, I enjoyed very much having a conversation with him about a book I was reading at the time about English village life in the late 1800's. He was a delightful conversationalist and a real gentleman in all senses of the word. May he rest in peace.

Emilie Schrage

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