Official Obituary of

Jolean Marie (Schnee) Mahaney

August 10, 1943 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Jolean Mahaney Obituary

Jolean Marie (Schnee) Mahaney (80), passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at St. Edward’s Nursing Home, Fairlawn, Ohio. Born in Akron on August 10, 1943, Jolean went to elementary school at St. Sebastian Catholic School. She attended St. Vincent High School for three years and graduated from Howland High School in Warren. She graduated from Akron City Hospital School of Nursing in 1964 and in 1966 from St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Anesthesiology in Youngstown.

She married John K. Mahaney, Jr. (Jack), on August 6, 1966, and they celebrated 46 years of marriage. They had three children, Sean (Christa Stevens), Kristin Chabak (Matthew), and Brian (Brenda); and seven grandchildren, Ryan, Rory, Sara, Elinor, Maggie, Cora, and Grace, all of whom she adored.

Jolean worked as a nurse in Warren at St. Joseph’s Hospital, as a school librarian in Chesterland at St. Anselm’s, and was the Assistant Director of Nursing in Skilled Nursing at St. Edward’s in Fairlawn. In the 1990s, she worked for the American Red Cross heading up blood drives all over Northeastern Ohio. Jolean was a committed and enthusiastic volunteer, serving as a scouting parent for her childrens’ troops, and a volunteer for Akron General Medical Center and Akron Children’s Hospital. She was a past member of Akron Woman’s City Club.

In addition to her parents Charles F. Schnee, Jr. (Fred) and Margorie, she was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, John and Kenneth, and sister, Janice.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Akron, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron. Friends may call Monday, February 19, 2024, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Ciriello & Carr Fairlawn Chapel, 39 S. Miller Road, Fairlawn.

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February 19, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ciriello-Carr Memorial Home
39 S. Miller Rd
Fairlawn, OH 44333

Mass of Christian Burial
February 20, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Sebastain Catholic Church (Fairlawn)


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