Leona Mahoney, 81, of Lancaster, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Brethren Village in Lancaster, PA. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Born in Jersey City, NJ, Leona resided in Hamilton Square for over 50 years and for the last 10 plus years in Lancaster, PA. Having retired after 27 years of service, Leona loved her job at AAA Trucking and the people she worked with.
Leona was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and loyal friend to many. She had a special gift of unconditional love and saw the good in everyone. She was an awesome cook and enjoyed using her talents often to entertain family and friends. Leona was a fabulous dancer who loved dancing with everyone. She was proud to have won a dance contest with her husband, Don, as well as her daughter, Dawn. Leona loved to travel with Don, Donna, Dawn, her grandchildren and friends, never missing a Chinese restaurant in her travels. During her time at Brethren Village she loved doing arts and crafts, especially ceramics. In addition, Leona loved to sing, go to bible studies, play trivia and bingo, and was the biggest Elvis fan that ever lived.
Predeceased by her parents, Leonard Spencer and Annie Margaret Masters; her husband, Donald Mahoney; her grandson, Robert Allen Ference, III; her brothers, Bill and Bud Masters; her sisters, Barbara Estelle and Jean Masters; her sisters-in-law, Joyce and Rosemary Masters; her brother-in-law, Victor Currier; her mother and father-in-law, Michael and Loretta Mahoney; her niece, Bonnie Masters; and her nephews, Billy and Michael Masters; she is survived by her children and their spouses, Donna and Russell Sweeney and Dawn and Michael Bunsick; her grandchildren,
Heather Leigey (Mark), Nicole Siersema (Jonathan), Daniel, Shaun, Jillian, Tyler, Toni, and Michael Glenn; her great-grandchildren, Brandon Thomas, Sarah Rose, Jocelyn Leona, Abigail Jean, Henry Daniel, and Dallas Nathaniel James; her sister, Ruth Kimball; her brother, Richard Masters (Ginger); her sister-in-law, Agnes Masters; and her many nieces and nephews.
Leona’s family would also like to give a special thank you to everyone at Brethren Village, who took such good care of our mother.
Funeral services will begin on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ.
Interment will follow at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in North Hanover, NJ.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the Saul Colonial Home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Leona’s memory to Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Services by visiting In Memory Of at inmemof.org.