MAHONEY, DANIEL "AHONEY" DOBBYN died at his home in West Medford, MA on January 4th, 2017. He was 37 years old. Dan was born in Providence, RI and grew up in Hanover, NH and Newton, MA. Dan made his money as a mover and at the poker table (if his tales are to be believed.) He was educated at Newton South High School, Governor Dummer Academy, Roger Williams College, and on the waters of Westport, MA where he learned to fish, bodysurf, crab and "hunt" quahogs. He also enjoyed writing poems, just snippets of everyday life. He played football, basketball and baseball in high school and remained a stalwart Pats, Celtics and Red Sox fan throughout his life. He was known for his sharp wit, his kind heart, and for being the most handsome Mahoney brother. Dan loved animals especially his childhood dog Folly, a silly soft coated wheaton. He will be dearly missed by those he leaves behind: a loving girlfriend Shelly Dennehey of Quincy, MA; his mother Phyllis Dobbyn Adams and stepfather Richard Adams of Westport, MA; his father Terry Mahoney and stepmother Marian Dunshee of West Newton, MA; his brother Eben of Brighton, MA; his brother Gabe and sister-in-law Charlane Brady of Freestone, California; his grandfather Joseph Collins of Westport MA.; his stepsisters Lindsay Bridle of Waltham and Rachelle Adams of Waltham; his devoted cat, Jesta, and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Dan is predeceased by his grandmother Barbara J Collins. Visiting hours are on Wednesday, January 11 from 10-11AM at Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport, MA. A memorial service will follow at 11AM at the funeral home. Reception will follow at Bittersweet Restaurant 438 Main Rd, Westport, MA 02790 Donations may be made in Dan's memory to Gould Farm, 100 Gould Road, Monterey, MA 01245, gouldfarm.org and to the Milton Animal League www.miltonanimalleague.org . For directions or to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com .
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