James J. Mahoney

James J. Mahoney 54, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy, NY on October 7, 1965, he was the son of Gerald J. and Ruth A. (Doody) Mahoney.

Jim was a graduate of Troy High School and a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Troy. Jim loved listening to music and dancing. He could often be found using his computer or looking through his books. His greatest joy was visiting with his family and friends and traveling with his beloved mom.

Jim was a loving, caring, generous person who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was predeceased by his parents Gerald J. and Ruth A. Mahoney, his grandparents Peter and Mary Doody, and Gerald and Blanche Mahoney, his aunts and uncles Raymond Grimmick, Ellsworth Wood, Peter Doody, RoseMarie Ducan, Tommy Mahoney, Jerry and Darlene Stark, Larry and Jean Mahoney, Jackie and Alaine Mahoney, William Mahoney, Betsy and Theron O’Del, and Robert and Kathy Doody.

Jim is survived by his aunts and uncles, Rita Wood, Mary Mildred Grimmick, Regina and Ned Howe, Debbie Doody, Ellen Fill, Germine Mahoney, and Linda Mahoney; and numerous cousins.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30am Thursday, January 23 at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 175 Williams Road, Troy. A calling hour will precede the service from 9am to 10:30am at the church. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Watervliet.

The family would like to thank the many friends and caregivers at Rensselaer ARC and Saratoga Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center for their care and compassion.

Memorial contributions in memory of Jim may be made to The ARC of Rensselaer County, 79 102nd Street, Troy, NY 12180 or Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

Guest Book

Amanda Kelly


You will be missed by so many. Emily and I enjoyed being able to talk with you and Toots while you were having your donut breakfast dates. You always knew how to make us laugh. You will forever be in our hearts and prayers. I hope you know how much you are loved.

Betsy Harrison-Dickinson

I love you! Knowing you are free and with your Mom, Dad and your sister Michelle, you are at peace. Until we meet again may God bless you.

XO Betsy