TEANECK, N.J. -- Barbara Anne Mahoney (nee Gaynor), a longtime resident of Teaneck, died April 2 in Villa Marie Claire, a hospice center in Saddle River.
For more than four decades, she was a parishioner at St. Anastasia’s Parish in Teaneck.
Born April 16, 1942, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to James and Evelyn Clark Gaynor, she obtained her undergraduate degree from Hunter College and her masters in social work from Fordham University, both in New York City.
At 26, she married the love of her life, James Mahoney -- it’s said his unique bourbon Manhattans sealed the deal.
She loved cruises, reading and crossword puzzles — best: all three at once.
She is survived by her husband, Jim; daughters Stacey Anne and Kirsten (California); brother David Gaynor (Massachusetts); and grandson Tobias Seamus Stern (California); as well as nieces Karen Smith and Evelyn Gaynor (Chicago), nephews, Alexander Gaynor (Arizona), Brian Mahoney (California), Charles and Christopher Mahony (Canada) and many other extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her beloved brother, James Gaynor.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Volk Leber Funeral Home, 789 Teaneck Road, Teaneck. A funeral service celebrating her life will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anastasia’s, 46 Robinson St., Teaneck. There will be a green burial (no flowers permitted) at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice Center — Villa Marie Claire in Saddle River.