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Rev. Ambrose J. Mahon, 88

Rev. Ambrose J. Mahon, age 88, of Edina, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be Monday March 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. at The Church of St. Patrick, Valley View at Gleason Rd. in Edina.

A Mass of Christian Burial, will take place Tuesday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the church, with visitation continuing at 9:30 a.m., prior to the Mass. There will be private interment Wednesday, March 9 at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.

Arrangements are with Washburn-McReavy, Edina Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.

Father Mahon was ordained a priest Feb. 23, 1958, and served the archdiocese as a priest at Our Lady of Grace in Edina from 1958 until 1965. He then served at Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul from 1965 until 1970, becoming pastor of St. Patrick’s in Edina in 1970, where he remained pastor until his retirement in 1998.

Following his retirement Father Mahon lived in Edina and remained active in his priestly ministry, which was so dear to him.

His faith and the priesthood were of foremost importance to Father Mahon, followed closely by his family and his Irish heritage. He had great Irish humor, and will be deeply missed.

Father Mahon was preceded in death by his parents, John “Duke” and Mary (Connolly) Mahon; a brother, William Mahon; a sister-in-law, Connie (Bohmer) Mahon; a niece, Betty Lou Mahon; and a nephew, Martin Mahon.

He is survived by a sister, Ruth Mahon; brother, Joseph (Mary) Mahon; sister-in-law, Peggy Mahon; nieces and nephews, John Mahon, Nancy Wyatt (Rick), Diane Mahon, Billy Mahon Jr. (Lori), Suzanne Mahon, Sarah Mahon, Patrick Mahon, Amy Koelfgen, Matt Mahon, and Therese Jennings (Tom); grand-nieces and nephews, Jennifer Kemper (Greg), Mitchell and Amber Drong, Meagan Mahon, Jacob Koelfgen, Molly Wilson (Jacob), Laura and Colin Jennings; great-grand nephews, Beckham Wilson, and soon to arrive Baby Wilson.

He is also survived by many other family members and loving friends.

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