A Los Angeles native, Jospehine Mahoney is the first child of Paschal and Catherine Scottino, both active members of the Italian American community. Josephine was born at Queen of Angeles Hospital in Los Angeles. Both grandparents were born in Sicily and they immigrated to the USA in the early 1900’s. They passed on their love of family, education and all things Italian. No longer alive, their influence continues and they are a major reason she is involved with IAMLA.
Josephine graduated in 1964 from Cal State University, Long Beach. She taught elementary school in Northern and Southern CA, worked in office administration and was the office manager for Mahoney, Coppenrath and Jaffe.
She is married to Jim Mahoney and has two children, Scott Mahoney and Elizabeth Eberhard. Jim and Josephine are proud grandparents to five grandchildren, Brisa and Maya Mahoney and Jacob, Ryan and Catie Eberhard.
Josephine was a past President of the Historic Italian Hall Foundation, and she is currently the Secretary.