Tim Mahoney died peacefully on May 14, 2019 after a long and happy life. He is survived by his children, James and his wife Marilyn of Goffstown, Dan and his wife Leslie of Palo Alto, California, Peter and his wife Karen of San Jose, California, Margaret and her husband Bill Bitter of Leominster, Mass., and Richard and his wife Kim of Wellesley, Mass. He was especially proud of his beloved grandchildren, Nora, Dillon, Sean, Brian, Kevin, Matthew, Bill, and Nicole Mahoney, and Max and Sophie Bitter. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was pre-deceased by his son Timothy III, and the love of his life, his wife, Lillian.
Tim was born on April 1, 1922 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Timothy and Anna Mahoney. He grew up in East Cambridge and Albany, NY where he attended Christian Brothers Academy for high school before moving to New York City, where he eventually met Lillian. He worked at Sperry Gyroscope as a lab technician until he was drafted into the Army Air Corps in 1942 to fight in WWII. He was part of the team that installed and maintained the first radar units into B-24 bombers in Boca Raton, Florida. He deployed to Southern Italy as part of the 449th Bomb Group of the 15th Air Force until the war ended in Europe in 1945.
After the war, he and Lillian married and began raising their family in Jackson Heights, NY. They later moved to East Northport on Long Island. Tim worked as a production manager at Sperry Gyroscope and Veeco Instruments while raising a family of six children. He was a Cub and Boy Scout leader for more than twelve years. He was a lifetime member if the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In 1973, he moved with his family to Georgetown, Mass., and worked for Varian, Inc. of Beverly, Mass. He moved to Goffstown, NH to live with his son Jim and daughter-in-law Marilyn in 2011.
Tim was a dedicated member of the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild where he achieved the level of Master Modeler, winning many awards at competitions for his outstanding skill building models, especially 20th century ships. He served in many leadership positions with the Guild and was a mentor to many. Other than his family, the Shipwright Guild was his passion for the past 40+ years.
Tim will be remembered as a caring family patriarch, mentor, friend, and loving father and grandfather. Heaven has gained another angel as he is re-united with his parents, his son Tim, and his loving wife Lillian. We are all proud and privileged to have had him in our lives and to know that he will forever be watching over us as our protector.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Tim’s name to the USS Constitution Museum Annual Fund (https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/support/donate/).
Tim chose cremation, so no visitation or graveside services are scheduled. A Catholic funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church in Goffstown, NH on June 1 at 10 am, reception to follow.
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