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Southie’s “Flower Guy” passes away.

For years, Mr. Mahoney aka the “Flower Guy” could be scene on Old Colony Ave selling flowers.  Bunches of roses, carnations, and daisies could be picked up on the go and taken home to give some joy to a friend or a loved one.  He was a fixture in our neighborhood and his will be missed.  Mr. Mahoney passed away on May 25th at the age of 79.

You can read his obituary below:

MAHONEY, Richard J. “Red” Also known as Southie’s “Flower Guy” on Old Colony Ave., age 79, of South Boston, formerly of Everett, passed away on May 25, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of 53 years to Margaret F. (Mango) and survived by his children Ernest J. Bruneau, III and his wife Susan of Gloucester, Kenneth R. Bruneau of Boston, Timothy M. Mahoney and wife Tasha of North Reading, Richard J. Mahoney and wife Laura of Boston, and Maryann (Mahoney) Hunt and her husband Christopher of Pennsylvania. Devoted grandfather to Rebecca and Kaylee Bruneau, Lillian and Nathaniel Hunt, and great-grandfather to Julian Bruneau. Dear brother to the late Jean Kiefer of Florida, John Mahoney, the late Robert Mahoney, the late Edward Mahoney, Carol Morin and the late Donald Mahoney, all of Massachusetts. Red is also survived by many nieces and nephews. No Memorial Services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Boston Medical Center Office of Development, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02118-2393.

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