Patrick Joseph Mahoney, 56, passed away on February 17, 2018 after a disheartening battle with brain cancer. Patrick was born to Antoinette Marie Corso Mahoney Broadway and Robert Weir Mahoney on June 6, 1961 in Galveston. He was a proud BOI with “sand between his toes.”
At a young age, Patrick and his family moved to Wheaton, Illinois where he lived throughout his high school years, taking in all that the Midwest life had to offer.
Before returning to Galveston, Patrick spent a few years in Connecticut making new friends and beginning his journey of jobs that would provide an outlet for his charismatic personality – from being a Disc Jockey to managing a roller skating rink during the disco days of the 70s.
That is how Patrick lived – loved life, enjoyed meeting new people and treasured his friendships.
During the 80s, Patrick moved back to Galveston, the island he missed so much. He was a manager (and chef) of Jo Jo’s restaurant for close to 10 years and enjoyed every day of it. If those walls could talk!
As time went by, Patrick moved to Houston which brought new friends and new experiences. He made use of his creativity by working as a kitchen and bath designer at Home Depot for more than 15 years. His work family brought him much joy and gave him a “stage” for his sneaky pranks, surprising magic tricks and of course beautiful kitchen designs.
Patrick began playing drums at a very early age, and was always tapping on anything he could find. A few friends formed a band, Slime and the Ice Machine, the name reflecting his lively personality.
But the most cherished moment in his life was the birth of his daughter, Jordan. She is his mini-me and carries his sense of adventure and playfulness as well as love of music.
Patrick is preceded in death by his father Robert Weir Mahoney, his grandparents Ellen and Thomas P. Mahoney, Angelina and John Corso and his aunts Patricia Horn and Ellen “Auntie” Mahoney.
He is survived by his daughter Jordan Mahoney, devoted mother, Marie and stepfather Sam Broadway, brothers Tommy Mahoney (and wife Cindy) and Kelly Mahoney, Aunt Bennie Rabago (and Tony), cousin Tammie Sonnier (and husband Tracy), niece Khrystyan Flores (and husband Alejandro), nephews Kylar Mahoney and Michael Mahoney and many friends and family, including his girlfriend and fellow life adventurer, Trudi Smith, who all cherish the memories of Patrick and will forever love him.
A celebration of his life will be held on March 17 on St. Patrick’s Day.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Patrick’s name to Buffalo Bayou Partnership or to your favorite charity. We invite you to share your thoughts, photos and fond memories at www.legacy.com