8 May, 2017 - Our friend and co-worker Joe Mahoney died today




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Joe Mahoney passed away at his home at the age of 74 on Monday, 8 May after a brief illness.

Joe first worked for the Abbey of Gethsemani when he was still a teenager, in high school. A few of the monks remember him from those days.

Joe went on to serve his country in the army and then worked for 33 years for LG&E, the Kentucky utilities company. During that time he also married and raised a family.

Joe was active in his community and church, a member of the board of directors of the fire department, and a long-term supporter of the Special Olympics.

On his retirement, he came to work part-time at the Abbey, and often came in to do volunteer work here after his paid hours were done.

As well as being a tireless and conscientious worker, Joe was always cheerful. He had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Many monks here at the abbey considered him their friend. He will be sorely missed.