Cartwright Funeral Homes


MAHONEY, Rita C. (Chiarino) of Holbrook, passed away on September 21, 2020 at the age of 93. Born in Boston, Rita graduated from Jamaica Plain High School. She worked many years as a bookkeeper, while raising her 3 children. Rita had a passion for gardening and enjoyed tending to her flowers. She had a love for all animals. Rita especially loved watching the birds. Family was very important to her and she cherished the time she spent with them. Rita was a kind and loving woman who will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Beloved wife of the late James P. Mahoney. Loving mother of Kenneth L. Mahoney of Bridgewater, Pauline Romano and her husband John of Rochester and Patricia Lowery of Abington. Devoted grandmother of Theresa Chagnon, Lisa Lowery, Jared Mahoney and Justin Lowery. Cherished great-grandmother of Brandon, Samantha and Paige. A private funeral service will be held to remember and honor Rita’s life. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Holbrook. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rita’s name to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844 or Newhouse Wildlife Rescue, PO Box 596, Chelmsford, MA 01824. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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