, Salem, MA

August 19, 2013

Karen Mahoney, 61

Manchester, NH — Karen Mahoney, 61, formerly of Boxford, Mass., passed away peacefully on August 16, 2013, surrounded by her family.

Born in Danvers, Mass., on November 27, 1951, she was the daughter of Lois J. (Chase) Mahoney and the late Raymond F. Mahoney. She was raised in Boxford and graduated from Masconomet Regional High School. Karen had been employed with the Town of Wolfeboro, N.H., for more than 20 years in both the town office and as a librarian. More recently, she had retired to live with her daughter in Manchester.

If you were fortunate enough to know Karen, you will always remember her laugh, smile, compassion, and selflessness toward others. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by two daughters, Bethany F. Bishop of Manchester, and Kayla E. (Bishop) Preston of Ossipee, N.H.; a granddaughter, Rachael Marie Preston; her brothers, Daniel Mahoney of Salem, Raymond Mahoney of Georgetown, and Steve Mahoney of Maine; nieces and nephew; and many friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to her graveside service in celebration of her life at Walnut Grove Cemetery on Wednesday, August 21, at 11 a.m. There are no other funeral services. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Karen’s name to Assistance Canine Training Services, P.O. Box 86, Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816, or For directions, or to offer condolences, please visit