Margaret E. Mahoney, 88, of Geneseo, died Friday, July 27, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society - Geneseo Village. Per her request, cremation rites have been accorded and a private inurnment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, in Peoria, on Thursday, Aug. 9. A public rosary service will be held in her memory at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 in St. Malachy Catholic Church’s daily chapel. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, is assisting with arrangements.

Margaret E. Mahoney, 88, of Geneseo, died Friday, July 27, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society - Geneseo Village. Per her request, cremation rites have been accorded and a private inurnment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, in Peoria, on Thursday, Aug. 9. A public rosary service will be held in her memory at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 in St. Malachy Catholic Church’s daily chapel. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, is assisting with arrangements.

Margaret was born Aug. 7, 1929, in Peoria, the daughter of Thomas C. and Margaret (Schurtz) Mahoney. She graduated from Manual High School, in Peoria, with the Class of 1947. She worked as a clerical supervisor for Great Central Insurance Company, in Peoria, and later retired from the company. She was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church. Margaret was very giving and passionate about St. Jude Children’s Hospital. She also was very involved with and passionate about helping the kids at St. Malachy Catholic School. Margaret loved anything Disney and Orlando Magic, and the Chicago sports teams: Cubs, Bulls and Blackhawks! She also was a fan of older, sentimental movies.

Those left to cherish her memory are several of her close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Margaret; and a brother, Fr. John A. Mahoney, former priest at St. Malachy Church.