John F. “Jack” Mahoney

John F. “Jack” Mahoney, 74, of Marshfield, formerly of Milton, passed away peacefully with his wife and daughters at his side on June 16, 2011. Son of the late John M. and Margaret T. (Canavan) Mahoney. Beloved husband of Linda (Palmer) Mahoney, and devoted father to Maureen Clark of South Weymouth, Kerrie Gendreau and her late husband Paul of Marshfield, Janice Steinberg and her husband Kurt of Marshfield, Christine Fennelly and her husband Lawrence of South Boston and Kristin Haddigan and her husband Patrick of Marshfield.  Jack is also survived by his sisters, Joan Deady and Geraldine Pistorio of Dedham, and predeceased by Barbara Mahoney of Virginia.  He was the proud grandfather of nine adoring grandchildren, and a favorite uncle to eight nieces and nephews.  Jack had a long and distinguished career as a Milton Police officer, MDC Police officer and spokesman, and a Massachusetts State Police trooper.  He most recently retired from Citizens Bank.  Jack graduated from Roslindale High School, served in the United States Coast Guard, and went on to earn Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Suffolk University, and a Ph.D from Lasalle University.  He was an avid boater and a long standing member of the Port Norfolk Yacht Club in Dorchester.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton, Tuesday, June 21st at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, MILTON, Monday 4-8 PM. Interment Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s memory to the Fisher House Boston, Champions for Military Families, PO Box 230, South Walpole, MA 02071.