John McMahon

John Joseph McMahon

Friday, November 10th, 1950 - Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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John Joseph McMahon, 68, of Newington, beloved husband of 46 years to Kathleen (Buckland) McMahon, died Thursday, January 31, 2019. Born in Hartford, son of Paul R. and Frances (McAuliffe) McMahon, he was a graduate of St. Augustine School and Bulkeley High School, Hartford. John, a kind and gentle soul, was an avid reader and gifted poet. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Hartford Courant. He was active as part of the coaching staff for T-Ball in Hartford, basketball and softball at St. Brigid School in West Hartford, and he was the JV Softball Coach at Northwest Catholic High School, West Hartford.
Besides his wife, he leaves his pride and joy, daughter, Kyla McMahon; the light of his life, granddaughter, Josephine “Little Peanut” McMahon; three brothers, James McMahon and his wife, Ellen, Paul McMahon and Joseph McMahon; two sisters, Frances Peterson and Catherine McMahon. John was predeceased by a sister, Mary McMahon. John leaves numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Calling hours are Friday, (Feb. 8), from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, (Feb. 9) 10:00 am at St. Brigid Church, 1088 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. Burial will be private. Online condolences may be made at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 8th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, February 8th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home
    1084 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Brigid Church
    1088 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
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Thomas Knorwalski

Posted at 07:41am
We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort, Jehovah, look after you during this most difficult time. In the book of Revelation 21:3,4 there is a beautiful promise he gives where he says that soon will come a time when death, mourning, and tears will be no more. May thoughts and scriptures like this be of comfort to you during this most difficult time.

Lynne Shanahan Ladue

Posted at 11:27am
Dearest Kathy, Kyla, and Family- Please accept my deepest sympathy , condolences, and love upon John’s passing. I am so glad we got too befriends and not just BHS ‘70 classmates! His friendship meant a lot to me. His nickname for me ,”lynnsanity”fit me to a “T!” He was a kind, gentle, witty, talented man! Please call on me if I can do anything for you! Rest In Peace my friend.

Lynne Shanahan Ladue

Fran Lowell

Posted at 01:03pm

Kathy, Kyla & Josephine, No words can properly express the shock & sadness I felt when first learning of John's passing. Please be aware I am available to you & yours for anything needed within my power to help you in this time of sorrow. John was a different "kind of bird" and he will be missed forever. Fran Lowell

Your friends at BHS Class of 1970

Posted at 11:43am
To John, You will be sorely missed. Your quick wit and talent will live on through your exceptional writings. 'Till we meet again, Rest in Peace
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Anne McAloon

Posted at 10:33am
I want to offer my condolences to all of John’s family. I had a chance to talk to John last fall about initial planning for our BHS 50 year class reunion, and we will miss not having him there. Anne McAloon

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John at Eileen McCarthy's 60's birthday.
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