NANCY MAHONEY

Nancy Scheiderbauer Mahoney, age 72, of Wilmington, Delaware, died at home in hospice care on May 28, 2018 after a bravely-fought 16-month battle with kidney cancer. She was the loving wife of Daniel B. Mahoney, sister of Sue Said (Bill), sister-in-law of Donna Mahoney Lynch (Tim), mother of Jason A. Mahoney (Katie) and Molly Reese (Jon) and grandmother of Samuel, Ethan and Lyla Mahoney and Riley, Lucy and Finley Reese. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Nancy graduated from Ursuline Academy, Wilmington, Delaware (1963); Newton College of the Sacred Heart, Newton, Massachusetts (1967, BA, French); and the University of Virginia (1969, MA, French Literature).

Nancy was the head of the Foreign Language Department at Wilmington Friends School, where she taught French and served on the Board of Trustees after retiring from teaching.

Nancy was actively involved in community outreach and service activities through her church, First & Central Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, Delaware, where she served as Clerk of Session, taught Sunday School and cooking classes to teenagers aging out of foster care as well as mentored and tutored inner-city second graders. She was a member of Greenville Country Club where she was active in the tennis program. She loved cooking, traveling, hiking, skiing, fly fishing and gardening.

The family would like to express its gratitude to Delaware Hospice and the wonderful nurses (Beth, Joelle and Michelle), social worker (Linda) and aids (Malissa and Ester) who supported Nancy and the family over the last few months.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the cause Nancy was passionate about: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Checks should be made out to JDRF, with Finley’s Fighters noted in the memo and sent to JDRF c/o Finley’s Fighters, 501 Martindale St., Suite 670, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at First and Central Presbyterian Church, 1101 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware.