Death of Mr. Christopher Mahoney

This is to inform you of the passing on of Chris Mahoney in Lusaka last month. Chris came to Zambia as an Associate member of our Society and stayed on after his contract. Dioscoro Malugao, on behalf of the Missionaries of Africa, attended the requiem Mass at St. Ignatius. Chris’s body was cremated and his brother took the ashes back to USA.
May he rest in perfect peace.
Christopher Chileshe, M.Afr


Death of Mr. Christopher Mahoney, USAID/Zambia Supervisory Development Outreach and Communications Advisor

Office of Origin: USAID/AFR
Date of Announcement: June 27, 2013
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mr. Christopher Paul Mahoney.  Mr. Mahoney joined USAID in August 2008 as the Supervisory Development Outreach and Communications Officer.  Mr. Mahoney passed away early Sunday, June 23, 2013, of a severe asthma attack. 
Mr. Mahoney arrived in Zambia as a Catholic Missionary in 1989 and worked as a studio manager for the Catholic Secretariat Communications Department.  He successfully built his career in Zambia, owning multiple media and production companies.  As an expert in communications and a member of the USAID/Zambia senior staff, Mr. Mahoney spent the past five years expanding the Mission’s development outreach operations, training and mentoring new staff and serving as an interagency leader in public affairs.  Mr. Mahoney was often the go-to person for high-level visits to Lusaka, most recently taking a lead in former President George W. Bush’s visit to Zambia in November, 2011.
Mr. Mahoney’s strong faith, passion for Africa and love of family were evident in his daily life.  Condolence messages from colleagues worldwide are testament to his positive nature and outgoing personality.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013, at 3:00pm Zambia time at Saint Ignatius Catholic Church in Lusaka.  Mr. Mahoney was passionate about fighting gender-based violence. Donations can be made in his name to World Vision.  Mr. Mahoney is survived by his wife, Patricia Mahoney and stepchildren, Richard and Debra.
For those wishing to make a donation to World Vision’s Gender Based Violence Survivor Support project in Zambia in Mr. Mahoney’s name via mail:  Personal checks may be sent, with a note that they wish their donation to go to the Women and Girls Crisis Fund found in the gift catalogue, to: World Vision, PO Box 70200, Tacoma, WA 98481-0200, USA
All donations made to the Women and Girls in Crisis fund between June 27 and September 31, 2013, will be directed to WV’s Zambia’s GBVSS project.
All questions about this Agency Notice should be directed to Acting USAID/Zambia Mission Director, Ms. Mikaela Meredith. Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to: Mikaela Meredith, USAID/AFR/SA,

One thought on “Death of Mr. Christopher Mahoney

  1. John ITARU. M.Afr

    May his Soul Rest in Peace! We are grateful for his mission as lay associate during his life on earth!

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