Michael “Mike” Patrick Mahoney, 37, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011.

He is survived by the love of his life, Jeri Mahoney, whom he married on Feb. 15, 2004. Together they raised their daughter, Haley Hudson. Mike was very close to T.J. Jones, his nephew, whom he loved and considered a son. He was also close to his very special niece, Bailey Jones, as well as in-laws Pat and Jan Merill, Mike and Shirley Jones, and Tommy Jones. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Joshua, Michaela, McKenna and Jonathan Rice; grandfather, Richard Hill; and many aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Agnes Hill.

Mike was born April 9, 1974, in North Collins, N.Y., to Dennis and Joanne Mahoney. He spent the first 23 years of his life in New York with his parents and sister, Shannon (David) Rice where he was an avid sportsman.

After moving to Texas in 1998, Mike started and successfully ran the Waxahachie Branch of American Wire Tie Inc. for 13 years. As an entrepreneur, he also had various service businesses including Mike’s Tractor Mowing Service. In his free time, Mike enjoyed grilling for his family and friends on the deck as well as spending as much time as possible outdoors. Mike’s pride was his father’s 1967 Chevy Camero, which he loved cruising around in. Mike also enjoyed spending time with close friend George Dowd and long-time friend Randy Mahoney. Mike has touched many hearts and his memory will continue to live on through those he loved.

Services to celebrate Mike’s life are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of the Wayne Boze Funeral Home with Pastor Roy Watson officiating. Interment will follow at the Waxahachie City Cemetery.

There will be a time for visitation with the family from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home. www.waynebozefuneralhome.com