OCEAN RIDGE — Cornelius “Neil” P. Mahon died Feb. 5 at his home in Ocean Ridge, surrounded by his family. He was 85.
Mr. Mahon was born on March 2, 1935, to Arthur and Mary Mahon in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up along with his two sisters (Mary Therese and Delia Rose) and a brother (Arthur) in the Glendale section of Queens. After graduating from Iona College, Mr. Mahon served as a lieutenant in the Marine Corps and subsequently moved back to New York City, where he met the woman who would become his wife, Patrice.
Throughout the early years of their marriage in New York, Mr. Mahon built his career in real estate — most notably at Huberth & Huberth Inc., where he was a partner and brokered the sale of a number of New York City’s iconic buildings. As his career excelled, he moved the family to the town of Chappaqua, New York.
Mr. Mahon loved to travel, play tennis and take long walks. As their children grew, Neil supported Patrice as she took leadership roles in their community and encouraged the children to expand their horizons, explore the world through international living and education, and grow their careers and families in his same spirit.
With their children grown, Neil and Patrice migrated in 1992 to Quechee, Vermont, where they spent many happy summers. Later in retirement, the couple became full-time residents of Ocean Ridge, where Neil loved to walk along the ocean.
Mr. Mahon served as a part-time legal arbitrator, part-time golf enthusiast, part-time travel and history buff, and full-time loving husband.
Always a quick wit and ready with a funny turn of phrase or joke, Mr. Mahon was known for his humor and sincere conversation and company. He will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate to know him.
Mr. Mahon was predeceased by his wife, Patrice, and is survived by his brother, Arthur, four children — Mary Pat, Steve, Cathie and Neil Jr. — and nine grandchildren.
Mr. Mahon’s family would like to thank Audrey Simpson and Taniah Dacosta for their dedicated service and care over the last two years.
Family and friends are invited to share their memories at www.scobeecombsbowden funeralhome.com/obituaries/Cornelius-Neil-Mahon.
— Obituary submitted by the family