August 28, 1946 - December 12, 2020
Calimesa, CA resident, Margaret Mahoney passed away peacefully Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Redlands Community Hospital after battling breast cancer for the past eight years; the last two of which were in home hospice. Born August 28, 1946 in Chicago, Margaret moved with her parents to West Covina, CA in 1954. She attended the local schools in that city, and in the fall of 1964 was enrolled at UCLA, graduating in 1968 with a degree in English Literature. While at UCLA, Margaret was involved in numerous campus activities and events, and met many lifelong friends. She was an active and proud sister of the Delta Zeta Sorority, which was involved with various charitable causes in the greater Los Angeles area. Always wanting to teach, Margaret earned her teaching credential in 1969, and later that year began a long and enjoyable career as a school teacher. She taught in the Baldwin Park, Fontana, and Banning Unified School Districts. Margaret loved and was loved by thousands of young students she tutored and taught. She was always involved in after school events, staging school plays and chorals. She always made herself available to the parents of her students, and many times was invited into their homes for dinner. After forty-two years of teaching she finally retired in 2011. In her spare time Margaret enjoyed listening to music, playing the piano, making jewelry, and going to the casinos. She has an amazing collection of old vinyl record albums from the 1940's, 50's and 60's. But most of all, Margaret liked to spend spare time with her family. She was a devoted daughter, sister, and wife who always wanted to get the family together for dinner, afternoon barbeques, or watching old home movies. Christmas and Thanksgiving gatherings often turned into four days events whether at her home or her parents. She called her parents every day for forty years. She genuinely cared about the lives and welfare of her brothers. Margaret loved being with her nieces and nephews, who lived out of state, and regretted that she wasn't able to see them more often. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Patrick Mahoney and her father Robert Peterssen. She is survived by her mother Elizabeth Peterssen; brothers Bob, Marty, and Tom; nieces Jane and Ruth; and nephews Bobby, Tim and Don. Her family wants to thank all the healthcare providers who helped Margaret during her difficult illness, notably the nurses at Vitas Healthcare, who affectionatley called her "ma-honey". Their devoted concern for Margaret's well being was an inspiration to our whole family. The time they spent in our home over the last two years was very uplifting , and very appreciated. Everyone who knew "Margie" loved her and will surely miss her. Her surviving ninety-nine year old mother and three brothers will always cherish the years we had together, and will always keep her memory in our hearts and in our prayers forever. Margie, thank you for the goodness, kindness, and love you have shown to us your whole life. God Bless You and Rest in Peace. Funeral arrangements will be private due to COVID.
Calimesa, CA resident, Margaret Mahoney passed away peacefully Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Redlands Community Hospital after battling breast cancer for the past eight years; the last two of which were in home hospice. Born August 28, 1946... View Obituary & Service Information
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