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“On behalf of our parents, Richard and Marilyn Walsh, we send our condolences on the passing of Patsy. May she forever Rest In Peace. David, Kathy,...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Kathryn Mullins - Cape Neddick, ME

“Mahoney family, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was and always will be a lovely lady. I so missed living next door and seeing her...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: GAIL FRIEBURGER - CLINTON, MA

“To condolences to the entire Mahoney Family. Mrs. Mahoney was a beautiful person inside/out. Fond memories growing up in the same neighborhood. God...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Gail DellaCamera - Maynard, MA

“My Condolences to the Mahoneyswarm regardsJohnny Corcoran ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: John Corcoran - Maynard, MA

“Aunt Patsy was a beautiful woman, inside and out, and she loved you all so much. I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Leeann Lally - Watertown, MA

“EJ, Matt, Michael, Paul and Mari I am deeply saddened by the loss of your mother, she was a special person in my life. I will cherish all the...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Patti Sidebottom - Celina, TN

“My family and I always enjoyed our visits with Pat. She always knew the right thing to say and we had a lot of laughs together. May she Rest In Peace...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Veinot - Marlborough, MA

“Patsy has left a supportive indelible impression on everyone she met- I'm sure. It's actually hard to think of her as passing. She was just always...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Virginia Lally-Hughes - ME

“So many wonderful memories of Patsy, my mom and the poker girls. Not to mention the pictures and stories of the rafting trip. She was a wonderful...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Janet Santackas - Alamogordo, NM

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Patsy. She was always there for my mom. My friends and I could never get enough of the both of them together,...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Carole McAleer - waltham, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Mahoney family at this sad time. Patsy's passing brings so many memories of all of you, especially...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Buddy and Julie Baxter - DE

“Matthew, Mary, Paul, Michael and EJ and families. We are so very sorry for your loss. Aunt Patsy will be missed by all. Love you all! ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: John, Karen and Katie Ditmars (Orkney) - TN

“You will always be remembered, to me a someone who was kind, caring, and selfless. May you fly high in the heavens with all of the Angels. You will...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Tara Grzyboski - Salem, NH

Patsy Mahoney, of Waltham, passed away peacefully surrounded by those she loved on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at her home. She was 85.

Catherine Patricia Lally was born on July 27, 1934 in Waltham, a daughter of the late John and Kathryn (Hickey) Lally. After graduating from Saint Mary's High School she attended Bentley University where she would later work for over twenty years as an executive assistant in the office of the president before retiring in 1999. Patsy was given the Bentley Founder's award, an honor that she cherished forever.

She loved the game of tennis and managed before, during and after marriage and family to make her way to the court to play the game either at the Waltham Athletic Club or elsewhere. She travelled extensively – whether in the United States or around different parts of the world. One of her favorite trips was to Greece with her valued best friend Helen and her sister Judy. She also always enjoyed any Broadway show she could attend.

She was there for any friend or family member and never put herself before anyone. An ever-willing listening ear for any problem or story, she had a talent for making people feel like they were the only one in the room—no matter what may have been happening in her own life. Described by her family as a one-of-a-kind person, she always engaged in conversation with anyone and everyone. She will always be remembered and loved for her genuine selflessness, thoughtfulness, and saintly nature.

Widowed by her husband, the late Edward J. Mahoney, Jr. she is also predeceased by her brother, Raymond Lally and his late wife, Anne.

She leaves her children, Edward J. Mahoney of Waltham, Paul K. Mahoney (Maria) of Attleborough, Michael J. Mahoney (Karen) of Waltham, Mari K. Mahoney of Waltham and Matthew Mahoney (Paula) of Mesa, Arizona; her grandchildren, Jaime Mahoney (Michael Hicks), Lauren Mahoney (Matthew McCarthy), Mallory Mahoney, Danielle Mahoney, Michael Mahoney (Blake Richards), and Nicole Farthing (Dustin); five great-grandchildren; her siblings, John Lally (Pat) of Wildwood, Florida, Michael 'Mickey' Lally (Kathy) of Leominster, Mary Abeyta (late Michael) of Sun City, Arizona, Jacqueline Sears (late John) of Concord and Judith Sarto (George) of Dennis; her dear sister-in-law, Carol Collura (Vincent) of Lowell; many nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Patsy's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on February 4th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorials in her name may be made to Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, 500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

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