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Robert C. "Bob Doc" Mahoney
October 03, 1933 - August 07, 2021
Obituary For Robert C. "Bob Doc" Mahoney
Robert C. “Bob Doc” Mahoney, 87, of Peabody, formerly of Melrose, and summer resident of Ipswich, passed away Saturday afternoon, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, following a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Geraldine “Gerry” Mahoney.
Bob was born in Boston, MA, on October 3, 1933, son of the late Louis E. Mahoney and Irene Alice (Ross) Mahoney.
He went on to serve his country as a member of the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He learned to speak Japanese and Korean, leading him to serve as an intelligence interpreter for the Army.
He later went on to attend Tufts Medical School, receiving his D.M.D, Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry. He ran his own dental practice out of his house on Lowell St. in Peabody for many years. He was also a member of the Fish and Game Club in Melrose and the Ipswich VFW.
He enjoyed hockey, fishing, boating, claming on the beach near his home in Ipswich, and was an all-around handyman. He also enjoyed having getting togethers with family and friends, listing to music, especially Little Richard and Dixieland. He will forever be remebered for his huge sense of humor and also for loving life, alwasy making the best out of anything.
Besides his loving wife Gerry, he is survived by a son, Mark R. Mahoney and his long time companion, Colleen Murphy; his grandchildren, Thomas C. Mahoney, Robbie Mahoney, and Alexander C. Mahoney; his daughter-in-law, Debby Crafts, his brother Louis E. Mahoney and his wife Marie of Hiltonhead, SC; his brother-in-law Richard Doherty and his wife Ann; his sister-in-law, Carol Lonergan and her husband William, and many neices, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by a son Michael C. Mahoney in 2015.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 11, from 4-7P.M. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. His funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, August 12 at 10 A.M. Burial with military honors will follow in Cowles Memorial Cemetery, 29 Farm Road, Ipswich, MA.
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Dr. Mahoney was my dentist for many years . he was a great dentist with a great sense of humor.My parents always said he is a great dentist and a great person. Rest In Peace Doc.
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