Nearly 40 years later, Maureen Mahoney will be returning to Tewksbury to celebrate the lives of her parents and brother at the Tewksbury Country Club Oct. 21.
New Years Eve 1975 should have been a night of celebration for the Mahoney family. It instead became a night of horror.
After dropping her sister Jane off at a party in Billerica, Maureen Mahoney returned to find her parents, Dr. Hugh and Ruth Mahoney, and her brother John, 15, shot to death in their home after a failed burglary attempt. She was gone for no more than 30 to 40 minutes.
Maureen was 21, a student at Boston College, preparing for final exams. Jane was 16.
Nearly 40 years later, Maureen will be returning to Tewksbury to celebrate the lives of her parents and brother at the Tewksbury Country Club Oct. 21.
“It’s been almost 40 years and people have not forgotten them. It’s hard to put into words. That in itself is a tribute to my parents and John. I don’t think they will ever be forgotten,” said Maureen.