MAHONEY, Desmond Francis

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Born on December 2, 1940. Passed away on April 23, 2021.

Beloved Husband of Lorraine (dec),

Loved and loving father of Andrea, Carl, Tarquin, Justin, Simone, Ashley and Timothy. Father-in-law of Graeme, Dale and Shelley. Grandpa of Chloe, Kara and Lachie.

Mum and Dad now re-united, beautiful memories always treasured

Son of Jerry and Molly Mahoney (both dec), Brother to Veronica (dec), Jer, Mary (dec), Ed, Cecilia, Carmel and Nola.

 

Funeral Notice

Service: Friday April 30, 2021

Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Mr. Desmond Mahoney will be offered at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Gellibrand Street, Colac on Friday April 30, 2021 commencing at 11.00 am.

The Funeral will leave the Church at the conclusion of Mass for the Colac Lawn Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Long Road Appeal. Envelopes will be available at the Church.

For those who are unable to attend, the service will be recorded.

For those unable to attend a recording of the service is now available.  Please click here

36 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Deepest sympathy to the Mahoney family on the recent death of your father Des. Re-united now with Lorraine in heaven. May he Rest In Peace. Regards from Bernadette and Peter Nolan and family 💐

    Bernadette Nolan April 25 2021 3:59 pm
  2. A gentleman at rest,will always be remembered by his friends in the local community and fellow club members at the Central Bowling Club.Nola and Alan Gray.

    Alan Gray April 25 2021 4:58 pm
  3. Please pass on our deepest condolences to the Mahoney Family. Des was a big part of our lives and the Dairy Community. A beautiful man and gentleman and well respected by the Harris Family. Too sad. Phillip and Kate

    Phillip and Kate Harris . Larpent April 25 2021 8:27 pm
  4. Des leaves his unique mark in Colac and the District as a true gentleman with a quiet but noble quality who enjoyed spending spend time with others and understanding their story. He believed that the spoken word or a handshake was as good as a contract.
    His life was consistent with these values centred around his beloved family, his Celtic faith, sport, community, and travel. His legacy is one of integrity – always a gentleman, and, always kind of heart..
    He has been a support to us and a friend over many long years, as well as a dearly respected cousin. Our heartfelt prayers go out to his family, and to his Mahoney siblings who hold a special place in our hearts.
    As his song is now sung into sunset of the western sky, we say goodbye with words our ancients would say:
    May the road rise to meet you,
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face.
    May the rain fall softly upon your fields until we meet again,
    And may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
    Ed and Shirl Morrissy and family…

    Stephen April 26 2021 9:01 am
  5. sincere sympathy to the Mahoney family on the passing of Des. We have happy memories of travelling with Des at the helm. He was always courteous and helpful. A long time district identity, he will be missed. Our thoughts are with you . Vonda and Stewart Carson

    Vonda Carson April 26 2021 10:15 am
  6. Our deepest condolences to you Justin,Andrea,Carl, Tarquin,Simone,Ashley,Timothy and the Mahoney Family
    Mum and Dad are now re~ united together
    Rest In Peace Des and Lorraine
    Colleen and Family

    Colleen O’Shannassy April 26 2021 10:58 am
  7. Des,Thank you for always being there for me in good times and not so good times your advice and wisdom I will carry with me always I will miss you but pleased you are now at rest to be reunited with your loved ones .Thanks for the memories Your loving sister Nola

    Nola Perrett April 26 2021 11:44 am
  8. Des was a Much Loved Nephew and Friend to Jack and Eily Mahoney (both dec),
    Fondly remembered cousin of Brian (dec), Graham, Pam, Helen,Kevin (dec),Leanne,John, Peter & David.
    Now at Peace

    Pam Mullane April 26 2021 12:01 pm
  9. Our deepest sympathy to the Mahoney Family.
    Des was a true gentleman. Will be missed by many.
    We always enjoyed a friendly hello and many ” chats ‘ at Kardinia Park.
    ” Go Pies ” , ” Go Cats ”
    Peter and Karen Lenehan, Belmont

    Peter Lenehan April 26 2021 1:04 pm
  10. Thank you Des a true gentleman at rest wonderful memories we treasure sympathy to the Mahoney family Trish Max WHELAN and family

    Max Whelan April 26 2021 2:39 pm
  11. Our heartfelt sympathy to the Mahoney family on the death of Des. We mourn the loss of a gentleman and great community man who lived a full life. So many memories – Bonlac Social Club, Coragulac Football Club, Under 18 football coach, friend of dairy farmers and keeper of the history of the Colac Dairying Company/ Bonlac but our lasting memory will be of his integrity and goodness. Rest in peace Des.

    Pat and Marita O'Shea April 26 2021 5:08 pm
  12. Our Deepest Sympathy to the Mahoney and extended Families with the passing of Des.You have left Truck loads of wonderful Memories and one of the best Human beings to grace this World.May you now R.I.P and all our Love 💕 to your Beautiful Family.xxxxxxx

    Brian & Gail Finn & Families April 26 2021 6:06 pm
  13. Our deepest sympathy to Des family a true gentleman always helping people reunited with Lorraine may they both Rest In Peace love Nola and Curley McGuane

    Nola McGuane April 26 2021 9:00 pm
  14. To Desmond’s family and friends, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    We bid goodbye to Des who will never be forgotten.
    He was an amazing person and will be greatly missed.

    Love Nola (nee Goonan) and Edward Goonan.

    Nola Bull April 26 2021 9:13 pm
  15. Our deepest sympathy goes to Mahoney families, many memories Coragulac Football Club, Colac Dairy Company, Blue. Water Swiming and aerobics, coffee get together, functions, Des was always a special part of these events, his love of music and renditions of his favourite songs were always a highlight. RIP
    Kaye (Hayes) and Graham Burrell

    Kaye Burr3ll April 27 2021 7:36 am
  16. In memory of my dear brother Des, who was a man of faith, love and humility. Your sense of justice and truth will remain a reminder to me to embrace life with an open mind and heart.Your non-judgemental attitude towards others is a lesson of fairness and respect and I am thankful for the good times and love we have shared. I will keep playing Finbar Wright.
    Carmel

    Carmel Mahoney April 27 2021 8:51 am
  17. Des, you will be deeply missed. It was such a privilege to be in your life and share life’s moments with you. You were a true gentleman in every way and the world was a better place with you in it. All our love and sympathy to Des’s family. Love Bridget and family

    Bridget Newcombe April 27 2021 10:58 am
  18. Deepest sympathy to all of Des’s family. I will cherish the memories growing up with Des at Coragulac. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten, Des.
    Terry and family

    Terry Mahoney April 27 2021 11:03 am
  19. Farewell Des. played my first Hampden league match with Des on the wing at Coragulac 1971.I was 18 he was 31 and still a good player.Over the years he was a lovely person to talk to at various social events with his humour.The world has lost a good one. From the Rock and Rabbit farmer. Alias Michael Sproules.

    michael Joseph Sproules April 27 2021 3:52 pm
  20. Dad,
    I struggle to comprehend life without you, that cheeky grin, that spontaneous whistling or singing, the passionate barracking for the ‘pies, watching the horses on the tele’, and Western movies …oh can’t forget of course ROTFL at any Peter Sellers movies.

    Thank you for your love and support, and for all the special things both you and mum did.
    Rest peacefully with Mum
    Love. Justin (George)

    . April 27 2021 7:02 pm
  21. Our family and business life was blessed when Des came into to it. Des you worked for us and loved us like we were your own. You supported us in every way when times were good and bad. You even baby sat our children and they loved it and you. Words will never be enough. Des often said “when I go I’d like someone to say Des Mahoney, not a bad poor bugger.” However we’d say, “Des Mahoney you are rich in all the ways that count, one of the finest men we know.”

    Our love goes out to all of the Mahoney Clan. Kindest regards. Chris, Therese, Gemma and Ryan Quinn

    Chris Quinn April 28 2021 9:45 am
  22. Dad, you were a man of great character, wit and wisdom and enjoyed your very Irish sense of humour, and joy at watching you laugh at any Peter Sellers movie. You were a tower of strength in our family where family was central in your life from your formative years to latter years. I remember your selflessness in taking me to as many Fitzroy games as a kid when your heart must have been aching for the Pies. But those selfless and humble traits always shone through to all family, friend or stranger alike.
    May you and Mum now rest in peace together. Life just isn’t the same without you both.
    Love your son Ash, daughter in law Shelley and Grandson Lachie

    Ash Mahoney April 28 2021 10:24 am
  23. Sincere sympathy to Des’s family and the Mahoney family. A much admired cousin of Brendan and Helen Morrissy.
    Rest in peace Des.
    💐💐💐

    Helen kluzek

    Helen Kluzek April 28 2021 2:25 pm
  24. Dear Uncle Des, such a happy and cheerful soul and you always knew he had arrived even before he walked in the door as you could hear him whistling! Heartfelt sympathy to Andrea, Carl, Tarquin, Justin, Simone, Ashley & Timothy. A true gentle man. We’ll remember you often. RIP ❤️

    Raelene, Eddy, Emilie, Lucas & Will Osborne

    Raelene Osborne (née Mahoney) April 28 2021 2:59 pm
  25. Dad,
    You gave your all until there was no more to give,
    Rest in Peace dear dad.
    side by side we stick together
    – love always Carl

    . April 28 2021 5:21 pm
  26. Remembering Desmond.
    For a life extremely well lived.
    His love and support to Lorraine, his family, and extended Mahoney clan.
    His unwavering faith.
    His presence and nurturing of his Parish community.
    His contributions to the Colac community.
    His friendship and support to myself and my kin has always been treasured and will always be treasured.
    Din and family

    Denis Morrissy April 28 2021 5:48 pm
  27. Good-Bye Uncle Des. The world is a poorer place without you. Andrea, Carl, Tarquin, Justin, Simone, Ashley and Timothy, we are sure you feel blessed to have called Uncle Des, Dad. Thinking of you all. We know Uncle Des has found where the Four Leaved Clovers grow.

    The Four Leaved Clover by Ella Higginson’s

    I know a place where the sun is like gold,
    And the cherry blossoms burst with snow,
    And down underneath is the loveliest nook
    Where the four-leaf clovers grow.

    One leaf is for hope, and one is for faith,
    And one is for love, you know,
    And God put another in for luck
    If you search you will find where they grow.

    But you must have hope, and you must have faith,
    You must love and be strong,—and so—
    If you work, if you wait, you will find the place
    Where the four-leaf clovers grow.

    Love the Fleming cousins Paula, Tammy, Jeremy (dec) and Anna

    Fleming cousins April 28 2021 6:03 pm
  28. Dad, thanks for giving me life and becoming the man I have become. You will remain in my heart , a man who was humble and patient and do anything for us children .
    Remembering you and mum , together ,forever .
    Your son Tarquin . xx

    Tarquin Mahoney April 28 2021 8:53 pm
  29. Deepest sympathy to the Mahoney and extended Mahoney family.
    Des was truly a great gentleman. He gave the local community so much yet asked little in return. We are so privileged to have been involved with Des over many years. Now reunited with his beloved Lorraine. RIP

    Loretta n Mick Roache April 28 2021 8:54 pm
  30. Deepest Sympathy to the Mahoney Family on the passing of Des. He was a lovely man.

    Annette & Trevor Gardner April 28 2021 9:27 pm
  31. Dad, I am proud to call you my father and teacher in life. I’m sure I tested your patience on many occasions to only make you proud. You instilled our family with lots of love, laughter, theatrics and wisdom. Your sense of humour and quick wit will always be remembered and a trait I can proudly say I have inherited. You have grown your wings and reunited with Mum where you can both keep guiding us through life. You will be missed and never forgotten – we now have to learn to live without you both by our side but in spirit.
    Always your little girl xx
    Simone Louise
    Loved Grandpa to Chloe & Kara and son in law Dale xxx

    Simone Bell April 28 2021 9:29 pm
  32. Dad, your goodness was boundless.
    You’re the finest person I’ve ever known.
    Love Tim.

    . April 28 2021 10:07 pm
  33. Good-Bye Uncle Des. The world is a poorer place without you. Andrea, Carl, Tarquin, Justin, Simone, Ashley and Timothy, we are sure you feel blessed to have called Uncle Des, Dad. Thinking of you all. We know Uncle Des has found where the Four Leaved Clovers grow.

    The Four Leaved Clover by Ella Higginson’s

    I know a place where the sun is like gold,
    And the cherry blossoms burst with snow,
    And down underneath is the loveliest nook
    Where the four-leaf clovers grow.

    One leaf is for hope, and one is for faith,
    And one is for love, you know,
    And God put another in for luck
    If you search you will find where they grow.

    But you must have hope, and you must have faith,
    You must love and be strong,—and so—
    If you work, if you wait, you will find the place
    Where the four-leaf clovers grow.

    Love the Fleming cousins Paula, Tammy, Jeremy (dec) and Anna

    Fleming cousins April 29 2021 10:14 am
  34. A heart that loves
    never forgets
    – Andrea

    . April 29 2021 3:04 pm
  35. Simone,Dale,Chloe and Kara. Our thoughts are with you all on this sad day. Love to you. John and Lorraine..🌹🌹

    Lorraine Bennett April 29 2021 9:05 pm
  36. RIP Des. Many memories revisited when your name is mentioned. Sincere sympathy to the family and friends in Colac.
    Terry & Enid O’Connor and family

    Terry & Enid O'Connor April 30 2021 10:26 am

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