Jennie M. Cahoon-Mahoney, 89


Jennie Cahoon-Mahoney

Jennie Cahoon-Mahoney

SOUTH PORTLAND — Jennie M. Cahoon-Mahoney, 89, of South Portland died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth.

She was born in New Haven, Conn., on Nov. 22, 1927, a daughter of Gregorio and Carmela (Criscuolo) Malangone. She attended St. Anthony High School in New Haven and graduated valedictorian of the Class of 1946.

She married Andrew Davis Cahoon on Oct. 4, 1952, at St. Anthony’s Church in New Haven.

Jennie was a devoted homemaker. She enjoyed sewing clothes for her children and was an accomplished knitter. She knitted complete layettes and quilts for all her grandchildren. When she lived in Alaska, her knitted afghan won first place at the Alaska State Fair. While in Alaska, she also learned how to can salmon and king crab and climbed many of the peaks of the Kodiak Mountain range.

She enjoyed traveling and visited Scotland, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Italy, Canada and Kenya.

She was a communicant of Holy Cross Church in South Portland, where she enjoyed singing in the choir.

Her first husband, Andrew Davis Cahoon, died June 17, 1984. She married Henry Mahoney on Nov. 11, 1996, at Holy Cross Church, in South Portland.

She is predeceased by her husbands; infant daughter, Diane Rose; two sisters, Mary Gell and Connie Gozzie, and three brothers, Dominic, Joseph and Carl Malangone.

She is survived by three daughters, twin daughters Marianne Syvain of Dayton and Marie Michaud of China (Me.), and Andrea Killinger of Windham; a son, Charles Cahoon of Raymond; a brother, Frank Malangone of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren with one more on the way.

Visiting hours were on Monday, at Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers were recited Tuesday, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.

To view Jennie’s memorial page or share online condolences, please visit

Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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