Kathleen Mahoney

Kathleen McGovern Mahoney, was 56 when she passed away on December 17, 2020 in Old Tappan, NJ. She was in her beautiful home, and entered the kingdom of heaven peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, and inseparable dog Molly.    

Born to Frank and Kathleen (Devine) McGovern in Glasgow, Scotland on Sept 5th, 1964, the second youngest of 6 siblings. At 22 years old, Kathleen emigrated to the USA along with her siblings and settled in Nyack, NY. Eventually her sweet mom, also Kathleen, emigrated as well and lived right down the street.   

Kathleen started her career in the Fashion Industry, but had so many other talents, notably a keen photographer and expert hair stylist with a deep passion for interior design, music and dancing. Kathleen created many beautiful spaces over the years. Most recently, despite her Illness and treatment, Kathleen designed and created a gorgeous beach sanctuary for her family.                             

In 1991, Kathleen met the love of her life, Patrick Mahoney and it was truly a match made in Heaven. The young Irish man from Louisiana and the Scottish lass created a beautiful partnership. Together they welcomed three children into the world who were the center of their lives.  Kathleen was a devoted wife, and a loving mother, daughter and sister with the most generous heart.

Kathleen was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018 and fought a long, courageous battle, and personified both dignity and grace.  Never complaining, always positive, dancing to the end. Kathleen inspired all who knew her with her strength, compassion and love.

Kathleen is survived by her devoted and loving husband Patrick, 24 year old son, Patrick, and 16 year old twins, Faith and Aidan. Also survived by her mom, Kathleen, sister Anna, brothers Frank, Jack, Martin and Paul. Not to mention a very large and extended loving family of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and in laws.

Although the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Victories in Harrington Park, NJ  will be private due to covid restrictions, those who wish may watch a livestream of the mass on the link below on Wednesday December 23, 2020 at 10 AM.


In lieu of flowers please donate to the Elephant Nature Park, www.Elephantnaturepark.org



  1. George and Marian Sykes

    Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time and always. Kathleen was a beautiful woman inside and out and brought joy to those who were lucky enough to know her. She will be greatly missed but always in our hearts

  2. What an amazing woman Kathleen was!
    We have lost a truly amazing person, and heaven has gained a true Angel
    Our prayers to the McGovern Mahoney Families, and especially to Patrick, Patrick, Aidan and Faith

  3. Efrain (Lefty) Morales

    To one of the most kind, wonderful, amazing human being I had the honor of meeting. You will greatly be missed may gods bless you and your wonderful family.

  4. Wojciech Boguniecki

    Please accept my condolences. Let her Rest In Peace

  5. We are deeply sorry for your loss, please accept our warmest condolences.
    Our hearts go out to you and your family.

  6. Kathleen will be missed by all. Prayers and condolences from the Willis family.

  7. To the Mahoney family. Find peace in the memories that you’ve created with Kathleen over these many years. Her strength, compassion and her life’s testament live within you now. You are her legacy that you carry forward. Words can’t express the loss and pain felt after a valiant fight. Be reassured that you have a deep group of supporters, friends and loved ones who are holding you up in prayer and send their love to you. Lean on that support to get you through. May God bless and strengthen you during this difficult time.

  8. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. From Dana & Fintan, Letterkenny.

  9. Deepest sympathy to the Mc Mahoney and McGovern families. Thinking on you all at this v sad time

  10. Please accept our prayers and heartfelt sympathy for you loss. Our prayers are with you always.

  11. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and prayers at your loss. You will always be in our prayers.

  12. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Words can’t describe how I am sorry at this loss.You’re in my prayers.God bless you and your family.

  13. Patrick

    My deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family. May Kathleen rest forever in peace and may her memory be eternal.

    Philip Susi

  14. Patrick
    We are so sorry and offer our deepest condolences to you and you entire family at this difficult time.
    May she rest in eternal peace and will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

  15. My deepest condolences to both the Mahoney and McGovern family. She was truly a caring, inspiring, and overall strong woman. May her legacy live on through her wonderful family, and know that she is shining her love and grace down upon them. My prayers are with you during this difficult time

  16. Frank Selamie and Family

    Dear Patrick, Patrick, Faith and Aiden, our sincere condolences to you and entire family. Katholeen’s beauty and grace will always be with us forever… We wish you the best of health.

    Love always Frank, Adriana, Soraya, Sara and Matthew Selamie.

  17. My deepest sympathies to Kathleen’s family and friends, I am very sorry for your loss. I will always remember Kathleen as the most wonderful, supportive and strong person.

  18. I would like to extend my deepest condolences. May Mrs Kathleen rest in peace & live forever in your hearts. The Mahoney family will remain in my prayers. God bless.

    • The Zorin family

      Words cannot describe the deep sorrow we feel for the passing of our dear friend Kathleen. She will be forever remembered and stay in our hearts – her strength, her spirit, her beauty, her humanity. May her beautiful soul rest in piece. May the memory of her be eternally enshrined in your hearts. God bless the Mahoney family. We are here for you, always…

  19. Patrick & all Kathleen’s family please know how deeply sorry we are that Kathleen has lost her very brave battle . We are truly sorry for your loss . Cousin Ann Eamon Caitriona & Daniel

  20. Miguel & Nelly Brito

    Our deepest condolences to you, your children and family. May she rest in peace. God bless.

  21. Susan, Dan, David and Dianna Juechter

    Dear Patrick, Patrick, Faith and Aiden and the Mahoney McGovern family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know you are surrounded by the love of Kathleen and all who care for you.
    May Kathleen’s life always be a blessing.

  22. Susan, Dan, David and Dianna Juechter

    Dear Patrick, Patrick, Faith and Aiden and the Mahoney McGovern family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know you will always be surrounded by Kathleen’s love and all of us, who care for you.
    May the memory of Kathleen forever be a blessing.

  23. Breandán Doherty

    Deepest sympathies to you all at this sad time – our thoughts are with the Mahoney and McGovern families. From Breandán, Pauline and boys, Philadelphia.

  24. Helen & Sean Slattery

    So sorry to hear of Kathleen’s passing..Thoughts & prayers to her wonderful family .. May she Rest In Peace amen.

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