In Memory of




Obituary for Monette Mahoney (Voltmer)

Monette Mahoney of Jacksonville, NC went to the Lord on Monday, October 16th, 2023 at her home with her husband Michael, and her family at her side. She was born in St. Joseph, MO to Leonard and Virginia (Hilgert)
Voltmer in 1951. She graduated from LeBlond High School in St. Joseph, MO in 1969. She attended Mount St. Scholastica College in 1969, where she met and married her husband. She later graduated from Missouri
Western State College (B.S. in Education in Vocal Music) in 1980, St. Bernard’s Institute (M.A. in Theology) in 1993, and the University of Rochester (Graduate Certificate in Catholic School Administration) in 2003.

Monette was a Music Teacher and a Catholic School Principal for many years. She was Principal at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Wayland; Principal at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Rochester; and Principal at All Saints Catholic Academy, Rochester. She was also a Pastoral Associate and Director of Faith Formation at St. Mary’s Church in Canandaigua (1992 – 2001) and a Pastoral Musician. She was a gifted musician with a beautiful voice and led music for many parishes over the years. She sang in the Bishop’s Choir at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester for important celebrations, such as the Ordinations of Priests and Deacons for service in the Diocese of Rochester. Monette was also Principal of three Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Raleigh, NC. She led St. Paul Catholic School in New Bern, NC; Annunciation Catholic School in Havelock, NC; and finally Infant of Prague Catholic School in Jacksonville, NC, where she eventually retired.

Monette was known for her love of her faculty and students, her creativity, and her energy and enthusiasm. Her family often laughed that she put her track shoes on first thing every morning and raced out the door. They often quipped that she got more done accidentally by 10 or 11 am than most people did on purpose all day.

Monette was known to her family as “Honey.” She delighted in her family. Each summer in the second week of July her family gathered at the beach or somewhere in the mountains. She enjoyed preparing breakfast for
everyone as they arrived in “Honey’s Kitchen” each morning, which was always open until 11 am. She also enjoyed sibling vacations (Sibcations) with her sister-in-law’s and sometimes their spouses, Fran (Junior) Blalock, Carol (John) Cronin, and Sandy (Mark) Klockziem, whether in the mountains or at the Chesapeake Bay.

Over the years Monette enjoyed hiking, canoeing, golfing, cooking (especially for her family) sewing, quilting, decorating in the home, particularly seasonally, and gardening. Most of all she enjoyed visiting with
her family, whether in Rochester, Orlando, or Las Vegas. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. She loved the mountains, wherever they happened to be. Among her favorite
sayings was “the mountains are calling” and “not all who wander are lost.”

Monette was predeceased by her father Leonard and her mother Virginia Voltmer. She was also predeceased by her brother-in-law Bill Oothout.

Monette is survived by her husband of 52 years, Michael Mahoney and five children, David Mahoney, John (Jessica) Mahoney, Mark (Nicole) Mahoney, Paul (Jennifer) Mahoney, Juliya McAllister and 12 grandchildren, Siobhan, Ashlin, Ciara, Liam, Emma, Carrick, Molly, Audrey, Eydie, Kilian, Onalee, and Henrik.

She had six children and 13 grandchildren when she counted her German foreign exchange son who remained close to the family, Boris (Lisa Wassman) Woelecke and their daughter Minna, which she loved to do. She is also survived by her sister Marilyn Oothout, Bill (Vicky) Voltmer, and Rick Stephanie Ray) Voltmer. She is survived by many nephews and nieces.

Friends may call Friday, November 3rd, 2023 from 3 – 6 pm at J. H. Cameron Funeral Home, 26 Rochester Street, Scottsville. Her Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 4th, 2023 at St. Mary of the
Assumption, 99 Main Street, Scottsville. Interment Holy Angels Cemetery, Scottsville.

To honor Monett’s Memory donations may be made to The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11797.