AMENIA — William Mahar, 78, a longtime resident of Amenia, passed away peacefully at his home in Amenia on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Mahar was a teacher at the Wassaic Developmental Center in Wassaic.
Born on March 13, 1944, in Albany, he was the son of the late James D. and Francis (Kelly) Mahar. Mr. Mahar earned a Master’s Degree with a major in Psychology from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. On Nov. 25, 1967, in Whitesboro, New York, he married Janet Marie Seemann, who predeceased him on May 26, 2018.
Mr. Mahar was a devout Catholic. He was a Eucharistic Minister and longtime parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia. Mr. Mahar was an accomplished Chess Master. He has gone to be with the Lord and his beloved wife, Janet.
Mr. Mahar is survived by his children, Marla Perkins and her husband, Brian, of Craryville, New York, William J. Mahar of Amenia, James M. Mahar and his significant other, Erica Proper, of Amenia, Jennifer M. Mahar of Millerton, and Laura Mahar and her significant other, Jason Quiles, of Millerton. He is also survived by two brothers, Steve and John Mahar and a sister, Mary Hack.
He is also survived by ten grandchildren, Austin and Shane Perkins, Bellah and Landyn Mahar, Leanah and Kearstin Recchia, Henrietta Gaeta and Mia, Cayden and Dante Quiles and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and wife, Mr. Mahar was predeceased by a daughter, Mara Anne in 1973 and a brother, James Mahar.
Calling hours were from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Immaculate Conception Church, 4 Lavelle Road, Amenia, NY. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Amenia. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Family News, MPO Box 743, Niagara Falls, NY 14302 or Hudson Valley Hospice, 372 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. To send the family an online condolence, please visit www.hufcutfuneralhome.com