Bartholomew J. Mahon, “Bart”, of Danbury, CT, formerly of Brewster, NY, died peacefully on Feb. 22, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was 91 years old.
Bart was born on Jan. 10, 1928, in Elmhurst, Queens, New York, son of the late Bartholomew and Elizabeth (Brady) Mahon. He graduated from Newtown High School in Queens, NY and honorably served in the US Air Force in Germany during WWII.
Bart married the love of his life, Maureen T. O’Connor on Feb. 4, 1956, in Yonkers, NY. She predeceased him on Sept. 16, 1971.
Mr. Mahon was a detective with the NYPD- homicide squad for 25 years in Manhattan before retiring in 1977. Following his career with the NYPD he worked security for Emery Air Freight in Wilton, CT for 6 years. Bart enjoyed playing the banjo and the ukulele and was an avid golfer and card player. He was a member of the Detective Endowment Association (DEA), the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) and an active parishioner of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church before moving to Danbury.
Bart is survived by his loving children; Barbara Flanagan and her husband John of Brewster, NY, Dennis Mahon of Brewster, NY, Terrance Mahon and his wife Lisa of Kingsport, TN, Kathleen Mulvihill of Danbury, CT, Shelagh Bisceglia and her husband James of Hopedale, MA, his 12 grandchildren; Maureen (Bill), Michael (Jamie), Matthew (Mel), Mark, Brendan (Michelle), Kevin, Jack, Gillian, Tyler, Tara, Erica, and Alyssa, his 6 great grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Connor, James, Alison, Luke, and Jackson and his brother Eugene Mahon and his wife Pat of Flushing, NY. He was predeceased by his brother Peter Mahon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, 10am at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, NY. Internment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. Friends may call at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY on Tuesday from 4pm-8pm.
In lieu of flowers, Bart’s family has asked that you consider making a donation in his memory to the Regional Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 30 Milestone Rd, Danbury, CT 06810.