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Peter Clinton "Pete" Mahony

January 2, 1933 ~ August 17, 2021 (age 88)

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Peter Clinton “Pete” Mahony, age 88 of Fincastle formerly of Miller Place, New York passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

Pete was born in Oceanside, New York and grew up in Baldwin, New York. He was the son of the late Joseph V. and Mary C. Bettman Mahony.

Pete was a graduate of Millersville State Teachers College (Millersville University) and received his masters at New York University. He raised his family in Miller Place, New York and taught history and social studies for many years at Centereach School District on Long Island, New York for more than 30 years. After moving to Botetourt in 1992, he was a substitute teacher in retirement for Botetourt Schools. Pete had a real love of history and participated in Civil War re-enactments. He was very civic-minded and enjoyed the Fincastle area. Pete was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and was a veteran of The United States Army, serving in Germany.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Mahony; and six siblings. Pete is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bette L. Oberdorfer Mahony; sons: Peter Clinton Mahony, Jr. of Charlotte, NC, and Brian Peter (Rebecca) Mahony of Greensboro, North Carolina; daughters: Diane Fitzgerald of Roanoke, Eileen (Thomas) O’Toole of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Megan (Christopher) Murray of Roanoke; seventeen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Kathleen Pierce of Long Island, New York.

A memorial service honoring Pete’s life will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Fincastle 11:00 AM Saturday, August 28 with Reverend Willis Logan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fincastle (Botetourt) Food Pantry, C/O St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 277, Fincastle, Virginia 24090; or to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at the same address.

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August 28, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
111 South Roanoke Street
Fincastle, VA 24090


Botetourt (Fincastle) Food Pantry
PO Box 277, Fincastle VA 24090

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
PO Box 277, Fincastle VA 24090

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