Eugene J. “Gene” Mahoney

image002Eugene J. “Gene” Mahoney passed away Wednesday November 20, 2013.  He is predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Lora Mahoney.  He is survived by his son Daniel Mahoney and his wife Alicia of Quincy and his son Mark Mahoney of Braintree.  He is also survived by his granddaughter Lora of Quincy.  He was the son of Bartholomew and Mary Mahoney of Dorchester, originally from County Cork, Ireland.

Gene grew up in the Savin Hill section of Dorchester and he was very proud of that.  He graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in the North End and received a BSBA from Suffolk University.  He was a big believer in education and bettering yourself.  He lived in Braintree and West Dennis.  Gene was a self employed Real Estate Consultant and Developer.  He is the former Assessor of the Town of Braintree.

He had a very impressive career in real estate.  He was the former real estate expert for Coca Cola and several other corporations and travelled the country for them handling their large real estate problems.  He was the owner of Mahoney Associates, a real estate appraisal firm with 10 appraisers.  He was the owner of The Kingsbury Club in Kingston.  He loved to restore old buildings as he did in his office building in Braintree that was originally built in 1830.  He also owned and restored South Hyannis Light, a lighthouse on Cape Cod.  He was mentioned in articles and books about light house restorations.

He also built many houses and most of them on Cape Cod.  He took great pride in knowing he was the first person to build low income housing down the Cape.  He really enjoyed sitting on his dock with his wife Lora at their home in Wrinkle Point in West Dennis.  He loved weekend trips in the winter to Manhattan.  He also loved “going home” which were his many trips to Ireland.  He travelled to Ireland in excess of 30 times.  Having only boys, it was with great pride that he gave away his cousin at her wedding in Ireland.

Gene was a devout Catholic and a believer in “You can’t do everything by yourself.  Everybody needs help”.  He was involved in every church where he was a parishioner.

Gene was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, a member of the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan, the 100 Club of Boston and The Clover Club of Boston.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Sunday 3:00 – 6:00 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Ann’s Church, Neponset Avenue, Dorchester, Monday November 25at 10:00 AM.  Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

In lieu of Flowers, please make a donation in Gene’s name to:  Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.