Richard Maurice Mahoney Sr., 72,
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Of Natick, formerly of Waltham closed his eyes peacefully Thursday evening at Care One of Newton with his wife Jeananne and children Jocelyn & Shamus, and his brother Francis by his side.
Born in Waltham he attended school here and moved to Gloucester for a period of time eventually settling and purchasing his home in Natick.
Growing up in Waltham he made habit of making friends wherever he went, quick to stick up for whomever, whenever, he had the nickname “Toughy” Mahoney, and during his life he overcame personal addiction and spent the last 40 years counseling and helping others and who have been afflicted with addiction, his full time job was NFI ShelterCare who contracts with the Commonwealth of Mass of Middleton & Peabody and had founded KidsCare a program he directed our of ShelterCare that helped counsel at risk youngsters.
In addition to dedicating his life to helping others overcome addiction he spent time assisting others wherever he found a need, he was a friend of Bill’s for more than 44 years, and he kept connected to his Waltham Roots by supporting and assisting the Hurley House, the stop for those who are in rccovery, in so many ways.
He loved dancing, and motorcycling. He was a member of the Teamster Horseman Motorcycle Association, Chapter # 10 East.
Jeananne described Richard as her world, while others refer to him as compassionate, A great beacon as the power of example. His family is worried that Dunkin’s Stock price is certain to drop because Richard had to be their best customer !
Richard was the son of the late Daniel P. & Theresa ( Burns ) Mahoney, brother of the late Howard Mahoney, Daniel Mahoney & Terrence Mahoney.
Richard is survived by his wife Jeananne Roche, his children Richard M. Mahoney Jr. of Haverhill, Amy Mahoney of Billerica, Patrick Doherty Mahoney & Casandra “Casey” Mahoney both of Lowell, Caitlin Cushna of Pennsylvania, Jocelyn Rose Mahoney & Shamus H. Mahoney both of Natick, His Sister Judy Diodato of Virginia, His brothers Francis Mahoney of Waltham, and William Mahoney of California, his former wife and friend Karen Doherty Mahoney, in addition he leaves 12 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren & Many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.
A Celebration of Richie’s Life will be held Sunday February 2nd at 3 P.M. in the “Mary Catherine Chapel” of the Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody Street, Waltham. Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours on Sunday from 1 – 3 P.M. prior to the Services. In an effort to continue Richie’s good works you are encouraged to make expressions of sympathy in his memory to the Hurley House, c/o M.H.S.A. 50 Prospect Street, Waltham, Ma. 02453. Parking attendants will be on duty.
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