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Obituary (CT): Thomas Carl David McMahon '58

Posted on 07/05/2018

Thomas Carl David McMahon, 82, of Avon, passed into eternal rest on Saturday, June 30, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born May 6, 1936 and raised in Unionville, CT he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Agnita (Drude) McMahon. Tom is predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law Joseph W. and Rose McMahon of Unionville. He graduated from Farmington High School and then went on to attend the U.S. Naval Academy and The University of Connecticut and later served in the Army Reserves. He married Patricia Rae St. Amand and became a lifelong resident of Avon where they raised their 5 children. He worked for the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation for over 30 years as a Civil Engineer. Tom enjoyed a strong faith and was an active member of St. Ann's Catholic Church where he served on the parish council as a lector and was a Eucharistic Minister and a CCD teacher for many years. As a member of The Knights of Columbus, he was a Fourth Degree Knight and past Grand Knight. One of Tom's passions was the purchase of land in Maine and building the beloved cottage that became the family legacy where many wonderful family memories were made. Tom's big heart and giving nature showed in his volunteering for the Special Olympics, Alleluia House, a founding member of the Vietnamese Refugee Program and foster parent for the Catholic Family Services. Tom is survived by his loving wife Patricia, his 5 children: Patti Amat, Tom McMahon, Sharon Radler, Mark and Carol McMahon & Michelle Cole and his son's and daughter's-in-law, grandchildren and many other family members: Joe, Christine Ramsey, Norman, Joey, Cheryl, Chad, Ashley, Emma, Isabelle, Orissa, Michael, Jenny, Jake, Allison, Austin, Ramon, Steven, Kim, Kenny, Deane and special friends: Mike, Elaine, Ray and his St. Ann's parish family and the many wonderful caregivers at River Ridge and Apple Rehab. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville, CT on Thursday July 5, 2018 from 1:00-5:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Friday, July 6, 2018 at 11:30am followed by the Funeral Liturgy at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Avon, CT at 12:00pm. Burial with full Naval honors will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Avon. Donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030. To send online condolences to the family, please visit

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 4, 2018