United States Veterans Salute John Ellsworth Mahoney!    stop     U.S. Army Aircorp Pilot WWII       stop       Recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross!      stop        Born June 16, 1924     stop    Married Rosemary Fernhout June 18, 1949          stop         Joined VFW Post 8337 July 1985            stop         Died April 9, 2008  

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VFW Post 8337 Liberty Grove Wisconsin salutes our friend and comrade John Mahoney

Tribute By: Patty Mahoney (Click here)

John was the proud grandfather of seven; Monica (Floyd) Spaulding; Megan (Jon) Bahr; Tom (Cecile) Mahoney; Mike and Patrick Foerster; Catie and Maggie Carter.
At our Christmas party December 15, 2007 John pointed out a need for sheets on the front lines. So, typical for John we launched a mission to send 70 white single sheets to Iraqi before the end of January.

Mission Accomplished!

John Ellsworth. Mahoney  

June 16, 1924 – April 9, 2008

John was born in Madison Wisconsin to John and Mary Mahoney on June 16, 1924.

He married Rosemary Fernhout at Saint Sebastian’s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 18, 1949.

He is survived by Rosemary; son John E. (Kathie) Mahoney III, Brookfield, WI; daughter-in-law Nadine Mahoney, Dallas; daughters Mary Foerster, Woodstock, IL and Patty (David) Carter, Brookfield, WI; brother-in-law Jack (Eunice) Fernhout. 

John was a veteran of World War II in the European Theater serving in the Army Air Corp as navigator on a B24 Liberator. John flew many missions while on active duty and after making sure the troops on the front lines were well taken care of. His last mission was dubbed "Operation Iraqi Cover up" involving the acquiring and transport of 70 single white sheets to his grandson in Iraqi. 

He was a world traveler, avid boater and captain of a tour boat when he retired. John loved serving others and enjoyed serving as a County Supervisor for the town of Liberty Grove. John was involved in his community to include the VFW Post 8337, the Ellison Bay Service Club, the Coast Guard Auxiliary as well as many service organizations in Door and Milwaukee County. John was a man of deep faith, enjoyed serving members of St. Rosalia’s, and as mentor to his fellow veterans in Door County.

John proceeded in death by his son Michael T. Mahoney, his sister Rachel A. Bailey, and his brother James J. Mahoney will be laid to rest at the Ellison Bay Cemetery ˝ mile east of downtown Ellison Bay on Mink River Road.


John Ellsworth. Mahoney  June 16, 1924 – April 9, 2008

"John E. Mahoney was one of the first members of Liberty Grove - VFW Post 8337. Chartered in March 1985, John joined our ranks in July. He never wavered in his service to his fellow vets, community or country. He was a true leader in our post. We're going to miss his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the Good-of-the-Order!"

Rich Woldt - Commanding

With great sadness, we bid you  Farewell!

With faith in God, we know you've been welcomed home!


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