FEENEY, Cyril Joseph “Joe”


Age 71, of Mahone Bay, died suddenly while on vacation, sailing in the paradise of the Abaco Islands, Bahamas on Friday, March 31, 2017. He was predeceased by his parents, Cyril Joseph Sr. and Yvonne (Maxwell) Feeney. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (nee Hewitt) of 48 years and his two sons, Joseph (Mary Ann Saunders), Mahone Bay; Timothy (Julija Mostykanova), Nantucket Island, Massachusetts; granddaughters, Grace and Avery Feeney of Mahone Bay; sister, Linda Ferguson (William), Fall River; brother, Donald (Norma), Fall River; sister, Ann Aikens (Jack), Margaree Valley, Cape Breton as well as the Hewitt family of Boston and New York. Born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, he attended St. Peter’s School, Dartmouth after his family’s move to Nova Scotia, matriculating to St. Mary’s University where he obtained an undergraduate degree and later an M.Ed. As an educator for 30 years, he made Mahone Bay his home in 1978. He became the Principal of Chester High School and later Forest Heights in Chester Basin and retired from the position of Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the former South West School District. Serving over 30 years on the Mahone Bay Town Council, including 26 years as Mayor, he retired from public office last October. His many contributions to the community are well known. Grounded in faith, he was a longtime member of St. Norbert’s Roman Catholic Church in Lunenburg. A gathering for friends and the community to meet with the family will be held 1 to 4 pm, Tuesday, April 11 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 49, 21 Pond St. Mahone Bay. Due to the season of Lent, flowers are respectfully declined. Memorial donations are requested by the family to be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 49, Mahone Bay or St. Norbert’s Roman Catholic Church, Lunenburg. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, P.O. Box 200, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 (902-624-8241). Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mahonefuneral.ca

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