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Thomas Michael Mahoney
Thomas Michael Mahoney, 89, of Cascade, passed away December 15,2018 at Peace Hospice of natural causes. A memorial service in Great Falls is being planned for June of 2019 with inurnment and military honors being performed later at Fort Harrison.
Tom was born on November 6, 1929 in Brooklyn NY to parents Michael Mahoney and Harriet Tobin. His parents were Canadian citizens and they returned to Colliers, Newfoundland where Tom was raised. At age 17, Tom chose American Citizenship and enlisted in the US Air Force, serving in the Korean War. He married the love of his life Shirley (Ward) Mahoney on April 30, 1955 in Browning, MT. This union would last 63 ½ wonderful years. They would live in Great Falls for 18 years before moving to the Hardy
Creek area in 1974.
Tom worked at E.B. Johnson Carpeting from 1957 – 1971 before opening his own business; owning and operating Mahoney’s Carpet Installation never officially retiring. Tom loved gardening and working in his yard. His garden was recognized by the Cascade Courier Garden of the Week. For many years he sponsored a Lower Southside Little League Baseball team. Tom enjoyed the outdoors and visiting family around the US and Canada.
Survivors are wife; Shirley Mahoney of Cascade, MT., sons; Phillip of Great Falls, MT, Tom (Katie) Mahoney Jr. of Henderson, NV, formerly of East Helena, MT, Steve (Angela) Mahoney, of Great Falls MT; daughter Susan (Mark) Creveling, of Henderson NV; brothers; Michael Mahoney Colliers, Newfoundland. Patrick Mahoney Toronto, Ontario. 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Those who have preceded Thomas in death include parents Michael and Harriet Mahoney; brothers Nicholas Mahoney, Maurice Mahoney, sister; Mary Pemberton. “Dad loved being in his garden, we’ll always remember him giving all who stopped by a personal tour of how blessed he was in having a green thumb. Dad made 1,000’s of
acquaintances over the years; with even more stories to relate to, when given the opportunity to do so.”
In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested to Peace Hospice of Great Falls,
MT, 1101 26 St S, Great Falls, MT 59405