Joseph L. Mahoney
Feb 23, 1931 – Oct 11, 2016
Mahoney, Joseph October 11th, 2016
Joseph La Reaue Mahoney was born February 23, 1931, in Buffalo, New York. Joseph entered St. Anthony’s seminary in the eighth grade with the intent of becoming a Franciscan priest. He spent nine years in the seminary and continued on as a lay brother, studying for the priesthood at Immaculate Heart Seminary in San Diego. At the age of twenty-eight, he decided to leave the seminary and pursue another life path. Joseph was very devoted to his Catholic faith, and felt that it was God’s will that he leave the seminary. He completed his undergraduate degree and worked for many years for the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1992.
Joseph met the love of his life, Donna Fisk, through a Catholic singles group and they were married on April 19, 1969. Joseph and Donna were happily married for 45 years and are survived by their four children, Maria Adsley, Marc Mahoney, Marijo Mahoney, and Mindy Mason; and their two grandchildren, Alyssa Mahoney and Kendall Mahoney. Joseph is also survived by his eldest sister, Sr. Carol.
Joseph had an engaging, curious, and playful personality. He was an incredibly caring man who provided unconditional love to his family. Joseph took his faith very seriously and devoted his life to “finding Christ wherever he is.” He truly celebrated life.
A memorial service will be held at St. Vincent De Paul Parish, Federal Way, on October 21, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. A reception will follow, then the burial service at 2:30 p.m. at Gethsemane Cemetery in Federal Way.
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