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Joan H. (Doherty) Mahoney

February 3, 1927 ~ July 29, 2021 (age 94)


Joan H. (Doherty) Mahoney, age 94 of Fairfield, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family Thursday, July 29, 2021. Born in Medford, MA, the daughter of the late Charles and Helen Doherty, she had been a Fairfield resident the past 57 years. Joanie graduated from St. Clement High School in Somerville, MA and Regis College in Weston, MA. She taught Home Economics prior to marrying the love of her life, WW II Navy Vet. John A. Mahoney Sr.  She was a well-known and active member of St. Pius X Church since 1964. Joanie was always up for social adventures both intimate and grand. Some of her favorite pastimes were hosting her huge extended family in annual gatherings at Buck’s Pond on Cape Cod, ‘Lobster Nights’ on her porch, and every Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday in her home. She was a former member of both the Patterson Club and the Gaelic American Club in Fairfield as well as an avid Patriots fan. Joanie will be truly missed by her six beloved children, Mary Pat Bagrosky of Midland, MI, (Lee), Christine Hughes of Fairfield, (James), Beth Pastor of Hanover, NH, (Martin), Debra Wohlberg of Darien, CT, (Seth), John A. Mahoney Jr. of Belmar, NJ, (Margaret), Peter Mahoney of South Lake Tahoe, CA; nine cherished grandchildren, Emily Reiger, Katherine Joyce, Matthew Conyers, Patrick Hughes, Andrew Conyers, Margaret Egan, Hannah Hughes, Michael Wohlberg, Grace Wohlberg, 11 great-grandchildren, several beloved nieces and nephews, and countless friends. In addition to her parents, Joanie was predeceased by her beloved husband John A. Mahoney, Sr., sister Mary Lou Doherty of Medford, MA, and brother Charles Doherty of Stoneham, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, August 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Dr, Fairfield.  Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may greet the family Sunday from 4-7 p.m. in the Chapel at St. Pius X Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to Team Woofgang Co., 1300 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 ( For information or to offer an online condolence please visit


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August 1, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chapel at St. Pius X Church
834 Brookside Drive
Fairfield, CT 06824

Mass of Christian Burial
August 2, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Pius X Church (Fairfield)

August 2, 2021

11:30 AM
Oak Lawn Cemetery
1530 Bronson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824


Team Woofgang Co.
1300 Post Road, Fairfield CT 06824

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