A longtime Danville, New Hampshire resident passed away peacefully on April 16, 2022, while enjoying his winter home in Bayonet Point, Florida. He was the beloved husband of the late Jeanne E. (Doucette) Mahoney and the late Carole A. (Cleary) Mahoney.
Born in Revere on January 10, 1930, he was the son of the late Clarence H. “Dan” Mahoney and Marie M. (Smith) Mahoney. Ralph was a successful businessman, having established Ralph Mahoney & Sons, Inc., of Brentwood, New Hampshire, in 1982. Along with the expert assistance of his children, a commitment to hard work, long hours and customer satisfaction made the business a regional leader in the repair and maintenance of all types of heavy trucks and equipment.
Ralph’s devotion to his work was only exceeded by that to his family and friends. He was a totally devoted family man who married Jeanne in 1950 and together, in Peabody and then Kingston, NH, they raised nine children, bringing much love, joy and laughter along the way. After her passing in 2006, he continued building his remarkable legacy marrying Carole in 2009, where they enjoyed building wonderful loving relationships with family and friends. Many of his deepest and richest friendships included those walking side-by-side with him on the long path to overcome alcoholism, taking him to 51 years of sobriety. Ralph took great pride and commitment in everything he did, and received unending love, gratitude and respect in return.
His family members include nine children: Eleanor J. Imbriano and her late husband Arthur; Ralph H. “Skip” Mahoney Jr. (Ginny); Ann Marie Sullivan (John); Patricia E. Zaremba (Wayne); James J. Mahoney (Diane); Donald C. Mahoney (Marybeth); Daniel P. Mahoney (Beth); Thomas H. Mahoney (Tricia Arcand); and William D. Mahoney (Angelica “Kecha”); one “bonus” daughter-in-law, Sally J. Mahoney (Shaun Brodie); a surviving brother Paul Mahoney; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many dear friends, nieces and nephews. Ralph was preceded in death by brothers James and Donald Mahoney.
Visiting hours at Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue in Amesbury will be May 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services at the funeral home will be held on May 12 beginning at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Kingston, NH. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to The Shriners Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 1525, Ranson, WV 25438, or to The St. Jude Children Research Hospital, Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.