Leonard Mahony Obituary

Leonard "Len" J. Mahony

September 25, 1940 - March 26, 2021
Born in Chicago, Illinois
Resided in West Chicago, Illinois


Leonard “Len” J. Mahony, age 80. Longtime resident of West Chicago. Beloved husband of 40 years to Willine. Loving father of Colleen (Don) LoConte, Robert (Jean Marie) Koon, Marcia Koon and the late Joseph P. Mahony. Beloved son of the late Myrtle and Edwin Mahony. Proud grandfather of Delaney and Regan LoConte and Kelsey Koon. Dear brother of Marion (Dick) Christenson. Fond uncle of the late Michael Wheeler.

Len Mahony was a big man, known for being full of life. He loved a good time, and enjoyed nothing more than making sure everyone around him was also having a good time. Generous with his time and resources, he gave tremendous energy to the causes and people he believed in. He was, by many, beloved.

Len was a native of Elmhurst and attended York High School, where he played basketball. He went on to play at Murray State, and he has remained in contact with former teammates and coaches through the years. A longtime resident of West Chicago, he was the founding president of the West Chicago Sister Cities organization, using his fluency in German to help form connections with the city of Taufkirchen/Vils in Bavaria. Len did not limit his use of German to business, however, sending many notes in German to friends and family, regardless of whether or not they spoke German themselves.
He served on the West Chicago Historic Preservation Commission, organized fund raisers for the Juvenile Diabetes Association, and was a member of the Sons of the Legion West Chicago Post. His passing leaves a great void in the lives of those who loved him.

Family and friends to gather Wednesday, March 31st for memorial visitation 4PM until time of chapel service 6PM at
DuPage Funeral Chapel
951 W. Washington St.
West Chicago

(630) 293-5200

Those not able to attend the chapel service in person can view via the following online streaming link:





Memorial Visitation
DuPage Memorial Chapel
951 W. Washington St.
West Chicago, IL 60185
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Chapel Service
DuPage Memorial Chapel
951 W. Washington St.
West Chicago, IL 60185
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
6:00 PM