Maryalice Perkins Mahoney, age 85 of Winston, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021. She was born April 21, 1936 in Ithaca, New York. Her mother died in childbirth and Maryalice and her twin sister , Roseann, were placed as "practice babies" for the Home Economics Department at Cornell University for the first 2 years of their lives. They were later adopted by their Aunt Josephine Mellberg.
She moved to Boise, Idaho after high school and worked as a dental assistant. She met Dennis Mahoney, who was stationed in the Air Force at Mountain Home Air Force Base. It was love at first sight and they married a few months later. They had 3 sons, Douglas, Marty and Jeffrey and were stationed on Midway Island and in England. They had many fond memories of those years, fishing on Midway Island and collecting antiques in England.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Mahoney; brother, Bob Perkins, sisters, Dutchie Gainey and Roseann Erxleban.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Paul Mahoney of Winston, Georgia; Douglas (Janice) Mahoney and grandchildren Caitlin Mahoney, and Shannon (Justin) Lewis, Marty (Judy) Mahoney and grandchildren Sean (Natalie) Mahoney, Great grandchildren, Kaiden and Kyleigh Mahoney; along with her much loved nieces and nephews.
A Mass was held at St. Theresa‘s Catholic Church. There was a Celebration of her Life held at the home of her dear friend, Theresa Tompkins following the service. Maryalice was much loved and she will be remembered for her kindness and generosity to all those whose lives she touched. Rest in peace, mom. We love you forever.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home & Crematory of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements. 770-942-2311