John F. Mahoney, O.S.A.

1899 – 1969 (May 15)

John Francis Mahoney was born in Philadelphia on June 27, 1899, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to John Mahoney and Catherine McElligott. He received his early education there at St. Philomena Commerical School in Lansdowne, and at Villanova Prep. He entered the Order at Villanova and made his first profession of vows there June 25, 1919. He was solemnly professed on June 25, 1922, and did his philosophical and theological studies at Villanova and at Augustinian College, Washington, DC. He also did graduate work at Catholic University. He was ordained August 2, 1925. 

He was assigned to Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Staten Island, New York, and Augustinian Academy, Staten Island, Saint Paul’s Parish, Mechanicville, NY, and Saint Rita’s High School, Chicago, IL. He was appointed prior of the community at Saint Thomas High School, Rockford, IL, and later prior of Saint Matthew Parish, Flint, MI, and prior of Saint Augustine Seminary, Holland, MI. He was subsequently prior at Saint Monica Novitiate, Oconomowoc, WI.

Father Mahoney was 69 when he died of a heart attack at Oconomowoc, on May 15, 1969. He is buried in the Augustinian plot in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Chicago.