Timothy Mahoney, OFM
1932 – 1985
Fr. Timothy Mahoney, OFM, was born in Buffalo, N.Y., May 22, 1932. He attended St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y., and was received into the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson, N.J., on Aug. 12, 1952. He professed temporary vows Aug. 13, 1953, and made his profession of solemn vows on Aug. 19, 1956. Fr. Timothy was ordained a priest in Washington, D.C., April 25, 1959.
After a pastoral year at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, Fr. Timothy was assigned to Bishop Timon High School in Buffalo where he taught history and served as prefect of discipline for eight years. He was a respected teacher by the students. In 1967, he received his M.S. in Education from Canisius College in Buffalo.
Fr. Timothy was a captain in the United States Naval Reserve, and served from 1968 until 1980, when ill health forced him to resign. He was “big in stature and big in heart” and loved his pastoral work at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Orchard Park, N.Y., on weekends. During his Christmas and Easter vacations Fr. Timothy enjoyed working at St. Francis Chapel in Providence, R.I.
He died in Buffalo on May 13, 1985, after several years of serious illness and hospitalizations. He was almost 53 years old, a professed friar for 31 years and a priest for 26 years.