Denise M. Mahoney, 72

Denise M. Mahoney, 72, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Bowie, Md., passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Long Island, N.Y., on April 6, 1947, daughter of the late Woodrow “Moose” Shea and the late Mary (Dennehy) Shea.

She was a graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. She worked as the assistant to the city manager of Bowie, Md., before her retirement in 2017. She loved spending time and taking care of her family. She also enjoyed going to the beach, which brought her to Delaware in her retirement years.

Mahoney is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Donald Mahoney; two sons, Kevin Mahoney of Spring Lake, N.J., and Derek Mahoney and his wife, Lauren, of Crofton, Md.; four grandchildren, Colin, Charlie, Jameson and Sophia; two sisters, Barbara Flanagan and Patricia Shea, both of Bel Air, Md.; and a brother, Dennis Shea and his wife, Teri, of Leesburg, Va.

A visitation was to be held July 9, 2019, at Melson Funeral Services in Ocean View, Del. A Mass of Christian Burial was to be held July 10, 2019, at St. Ann Catholic Church, Bethany Beach, Del. Interment was to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del. Condolences may be sent online at