Obituary of Thomas R. Mahoney
Thomas Richard Mahoney of Troy and Dennisport, MA (Cape Cod), peacefully entered into eternal life surrounded by his loving family at home on Thursday August 18, 2022.
He was born on April 2, 1939 at St. Joseph Maternity Hospital in South Troy. Tom was the son of Oscar and Vicki (Sgarlata) Mahoney of Troy.
Tom started dating Carol Evers when he was at LaSalle and she was at C.C.H.S. They were married on September 10, 1960, at Our Lady of Victory Church.
Tom is survived by Carol and their loving children; Tom (Lisa) Mahoney of Troy, Maureen (Bobby) Brier of Brunswick and Dan (Elise) Mahoney of Palm Coast, FL, his grandchildren; Emma Clauson of Jupiter, FL, Caroline and Christopher Mahoney both of Palm Coast, FL, his brother Joe (Suzanne) Mahoney of Decatur, GA, his sisters; Peggy Mahoney of Simpsonville, SC and Vicki Mahoney Cangemi of Albany. He was predeceased by his sister Joanne Mahoney. Tom enjoyed his nieces, nephews and many cousins.
Tom attended St. Mary’s School in Troy, graduated from LaSalle Institute, Class of 1957 and Hudson Valley Community College in 1961.
Tom started working for Niagara Mohawk in a work study program in 1958 and was hired full time in 1960. He worked as a meter reader for 5 years and then joined the gas department where he stayed until his retirement in 1994. Tom held positions as a gas mechanic, welder for 18 years and a supervisor. At the time of his retirement he was Superintendant for Niagara Mohawk Capitol District/Hudson Gas Dept.
Tom was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church since his marriage in 1960. He was Past President of the Parish Council and a member of the core committee instrumental in building the new church. He was a money counter, an Usher and Eucharistic Minister since 2010. Tom was President of Niagara Mohawk Troy Credit Union for over 50 years and an officer with the Troy U.E.A. of NiMo for many years.
Tom was an active member of the LaSalle Institute Alumni Association, served on the Board of Directors, worked on fundraisers and was a Class Rep for 15 years. He enjoyed meeting with his class members every month at the Red Front for lunch.
From 2014-2018 and again from 2020 until the present time, he was on the Brunswick Community Library Board of Trustees and on the Board of Highpointe Community Association since 2020..
Tom loved gardening, woodworking, the Yankees and going to his home in Dennisport on Cape Cod. Most of all, he cherished his visits to Florida to see his beloved grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours at Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 N. Lake Avenue (at the corner of Marshland Ct.) Troy, NY 12180 on Monday, August 22, 2022 from 4 to 7 p.m. and the following morning (Tuesday) at 10:00 a.m. for Tom’s Mass of Christian Burial which will be livestreamed at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
Meeting ID: 839 8057 1997
Interment will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy.
The family would like to thank Dr. Stephen Wrzesinski and his staff at NYOH and Beth Carpenter and staff at Community Hospice of Rensselaer. Without their help, Tom would not have been able to stay at home.
In keeping with Tom’s community involvement the family has asked that those desiring to make memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Ave, Troy, NY 12180, Brunswick Community Library, 4118 Route 2, Troy, NY 12180 or LaSalle Institute, 174 Williams Rd., Troy, NY 12180.
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