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April 05, 2012
To my Brother David,
You remain in our hearts forever.
Patty and Charles
April 02, 2012
Poppy,
We (the McMahon grandchildren) lost one of our greatest fans in your passing. The efforts you made to be a part of your grandkid's most important life moments was remarkable. I know that you would have been at every event of every grandkid if you could have been in 10+ places at once. Now you can. Whether it's a sport event, a school event, important life event, a moment of triumph, or a moment of needed encouragement, I have no doubt you'll be smiling down on each and every one of us, the proudest grandfather in heaven!

Love you and miss you,
Jack
March 30, 2012
Dear Poppy,
You are by far the most caring, generous, and loving person I have ever come in contact with. I miss you very much, and you will hold a special place in my heart eternally.
Love,
Tanner
March 30, 2012
I remember at Aunt Margo's wedding when it was getting windy and cold, Nuala and I ran to Darlin' and Poppy and they cozzied-us-up! I loved that. I miss you Poppy.
March 30, 2012
Michael Emmett McMahon loves Poppy too!!
March 30, 2012
Poppy:
I will miss you very much while we are in Florida and at Notre Dame games. I will also miss watching the games with you and Dar. ND should have a pretty good season this year, with your help. I love you so much.
Love
Danny McMahon Jr.
March 30, 2012
THE BEST father-in-law and grandpa one could ever hope for in life!! Dave is sorely missed. Love, Kate
March 30, 2012
Dear Poppy,
] I miss your face - how smiley it was and I loved your laugh. I'll miss how you set your stuff up on the chair in Florida, and how you would always go for a walk. I will miss going to the Cattle Ranch with you! I love you Poppy. Love, Jane
March 30, 2012
When I think of Poppy, I remember Aunt Margo's wedding when Nuala and I were cold when it was getting windy, we ran over to Darlin' and Poppy and they cozzied us up! I loved that. Love, Maura
March 30, 2012
I'll always remember the way Poppy laughed through his teeth....
Love you Poppy!!!
Joe McMahon
March 29, 2012
Poppy,
Naples won't be the same without you this year, even though I know you'll be with us in spirit. Don't worry, we'll save you a seat at our compound as always! Love you
March 29, 2012
Poppy:
I love and miss you soooooo much. I remember the great times we had at Notre Dame and in Minnesota. I especially remember the times we had at the beach and when I shared my blankie with you when I was little. I really love and miss you with all of my heart.
Love,
Fiona
March 29, 2012
Dear Poppy,
I miss you, and love you soooo much! I pray for you every single day.
I will always think of you on the beach!
Nuala
March 29, 2012
Dear Poppy,
Your whole family loves you. From sitting on the beach, to dressing up like pirates. From telling stories, to the classical jokes. From sitting on THE CHAIR, to eating at Flaco's. You're the nicest guy I ever met, and I would do anything to say goodbye to you just one more time. I'll remember you forever.
Love you,
Seamus
March 29, 2012
Dear Poppy,
Your whole family loves you. From sitting on the beach, to dressing up like pirates. From telling stories, to the classical jokes. From sitting on THE CHAIR, to eating at Flaco's. You're the nicest guy I ever met, and I would do anything to say goodbye to you just one more time. I'll remember you forever.
Love you,
Seamus
March 29, 2012
Pops,
It's a little disappointing to hear about the new recruits committing to ND and not having you to talk to about it. Instead, I'm stuck talking with Mike, and we all know that's a bummer. Every day I try to spread a smile to all those who I interact with like you did every day of your life. Miss and love ya Poppy.
March 29, 2012
hi poppy,
I love you much and miss you so much,but I know you are always watching over me:)
March 29, 2012
I miss you kissing my head.
March 29, 2012
Poppy,
Florida will be so lonely without you there. I will miss everything about you being there, from your special beach chair, to the way you put too much sunlotion on your nose. I love you, and I miss you more than anything.
Your Meggy
March 29, 2012
Pops,
Thank you for the example you showed us in staying true to your values at all times, loving your wife and family, honoring God, revering the Virgin Mary, finding laughter and joy in all aspects of life, cheering on your Irish, balancing your many responsibilities with distinction, and carrying your suffering with dignity and grace. I miss you terribly, but take solace in the countless great memories, and the knowledge that your spirit lives on in each of those your remarkable life has touched.
I love you Pops,
Your boy Danny
March 29, 2012
Oh, how we miss dear Dave.
Personification of integrity
Epitome of honor
Gold standard of friend
Always the life of a gathering- the joy of a family. Could tell a story like no other. 
Gave me the best laughs of my life. 
Fun, gentle, caring.
The only thing larger than the hole created by his death is the  treasury of memories he has given us.  
My love always to all the McMahon and Phelan families.
March 29, 2012
My beloved friend Dave, I miss you and your all- inclusive, nonjudgmental love and faith in humankind. Help us to keep laughing and accepting. Johannah
March 29, 2012
Hi Pops!
I visited the Grotto and lit a candle for you today. I know that was your special place, and I can always feel your presence there. Oh, and don't worry, whenever I need inspiration I still sit on one of your benches on campus!

Miss you dearly,
Michael
March 29, 2012
Dear Dad- I love and miss you very much. We have all been held up in this long year by our countless great memories of you and by the kindness of so many who loved and admired you. I talk to you all the time. Thank you for giving me a great road map of life. Thank you for always being a father and grandfather to be so proud of and a man to always look up to. Miss you. Love, Cammy
March 29, 2012
Missing you Pops - the best Dad a child could hope for. I love you, David Jr.
September 12, 2011
Still thinking about all of you. Many thanks for the blessings of David... lots to be thankful for as we approach this fall and upcoming holidays. I watched Michigan vs ND with Davey late Sat nite. Neither of us were pleased. Chester C. Chester
September 11, 2011
Dear Colleen and family, the McFadden family of Omaha is grieving with you today. We send you our love and sympathy.
Dave was a warm kind and loving man. His great smile and sense of humor will definetly be missed at future family gatherings.....Mary
April 17, 2011
Our Clan is blessed with so kind and thoughtful friends during this time. Each of you have reminded us of our great loss in sweet and charming gestures, notes,flowers, food and prayers. We are uplifted in your strength and we will always cherish the efforts you made for us to carry our burden gently. We love you each and all. Bless you in this beautiful season so filled with hope and promise of a glorious future.
April 16, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to share kind (and sometimes funny) entries about our beloved Pops in this guestbook. It's been a source of great comfort during this trying time. We also cherish wonderful memories of this GREAT person: Poppy, David, Big Tuna, Dad. My personal favorite is my determined Father walking me down the sandy aisle last November, in his adorable bermudas and "compound" tie. Poppy, you shined the whole weekend and I feel so blessed to have celebrated with you! Your rendition of "Let there be peace on Earth" during the ceremony took it to 11. God bless you Pops, my amazing and beautiful Mother and wonderful siblings and relatives. We are blessed beyond measure. Love Margo
April 11, 2011
Dear McMahon Family,
Dan wrote today and told me about the death of your wonderful husband and father. I will always cherish this great man who loved his family and Notre Dame. He always came to Dillon to attend Mass after the Notre Dame games. Whenever I saw him, I felt better about life.
I remember that Cammy and her mother would walk him over to the stadium for a game and then I would see them walking back towards Dillon.
But I will always remember when Dillon was playing for the Interhall Football championship in the stadium. It was either Dave or Dan who said, "it means so much to our father that we are actually playing a football game in the stadium.
Your husband and father is what Notre Dame is all about.
I will say Mass for him tonight. I hope you all know how great he was and how much he was loved at Notre Dame.
Peace and Love,
Fr. Joe Carey
April 08, 2011
Colleen and McMahon family,
Marcia and I will always remember Dave's smiling face (with that beautiful fang) and fun-loving attitude. I do not recall ever seeing a sad or irritable face on David. What a guy! Often, we fondly think of, and do miss, our time together in Minnesota with our young families. We know that God has blessed Dave, and you, and we pray that He will continue to show you a clear path for this earthly journey.
Much love,
Jerry(Butch) & Marcia hayes
April 05, 2011
Thank you to all who have shared their lovely thoughts about my Dad. Your kind words and remembrances have kept my Dad alive for me.Thank you for taking the time to honor Poppy and comfort the rest of us. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Love, Cammy
April 05, 2011
Aunt Colleen and McMahon cousins,
Please know we are sending big Beaumont hugs your way. Our thoughts and prayers have been with y'all throughout Uncle Dave's cancer fight and now that he's in heaven smiling down on us. I warmly recall his laughing at family reunion charades, engaging storytelling of family adventures and mishaps, his genuine interest in the ever expanding cousin count, and most of all, the incredible and obvious loving pride with which he spoke of his own children, grandchildren, and wife. I miss him dearly and am blessed to have known and loved him.
April 04, 2011
Dear Colleen, I am sorry sorry hear of Dave's passing. We worked together in the Twin City Region. He was such a happy man and a joy to work with. He always referred to you as "my bride". His love for you and his children was evident in everything he did. Loved to hear him singing "Oh Danny Boy". I won't forget him, Love and prayers to all your family,
April 04, 2011
I was sorry to have missed the celebration of David's life last week. In the relatively short time that I knew him I grew to appreciate his kindness, wit, strength, integrity and character. Seeing him walk Margo down the aisle from my vantage point was a sight that I will never forget. I am amazed at the outpouring of love and memories on this board and all around me. I will miss him much and an only sorry that I did not have more time to know him even better. Love and prayers to all of you.
April 04, 2011
My beloved #1son. I'm so proud of your eulogy to your dad. It personified the person he was to us and all who came to know him. and your loving tribute enveloped the great respect you had for him as father,grandfather, husband and friend . You revealed the depth of a son's love so beautifully. I love you,my boy,Ma
April 04, 2011
Dear Kevin and Kate,

We are very saddened to hear of the death of your beloved father, David.

Please know that we keep him and your families in our prayers.

Jim and Joey Niemeyer.
April 03, 2011
To the entire McMahon family -

I just heard the news this afternoon about your father's passing. I was very honered to know him since grade school as our family was very close to yours. He was a very special man, father and friend to many. There is no other way to say it, other than God has an angel of a man sitting right next to him. My heartfelt best wishes to a great family during this difficult time. May God comfort you and continue to bring peace to all of you. If there is anything that any of you need, please feel free to contact me anytime.

Kindest regards - Tony Vecellio
tvecellio@comcast.net
April 03, 2011
Mary Kate and Family,
Mark and I just received news today of your Dad's passing. We are so sad to hear this. What a wonderful presence he clearly has been in so many lives...truly a great loss. We are thinking of and praying for you all.

Love and hugs to you~
Mark and Stephanie
April 03, 2011
In September of 1949, Dave, along with some eighty or so of his peers, entered Seton Hall Catholic High School in Patchogue, Long Island, New York. Our parents’ goal in sending us to Seton was to continue our guided maturing process into young adulthood in a controlled environment, supervised by a small dedicated group of Sisters of Charity from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Several of us, Dave included, had older siblings who were attending Seton, or who had in the past. The campus of the High School consisted of four cottages divided down the middle into two classrooms each; a gymnasium, auditorium, lunchroom, assembly hall, and ballroom in a single structure; a three story wooden convent; and a multipurpose football, baseball, and other outdoor activity field that at times was under water. Class duration was regulated by a hand-held bell.

Dave thrived in this environment, as did many of his fellows. For him, Seton presented multiple options for growth; and grow he did. He recognized and took full advantage of each opportunity offered in learning, athletics, and the arts. He played football, baseball, and basketball, the three school sports. He set the goal for others in public speaking. He acted in dramatic productions. He sang (beautifully) as a part of a coral group and as a soloist. He early learned to lead and was active as a Class Officer each year. He was admired and respected by the entire student body. He was a friend to his classmates and a pace setter.

Seemingly without trying, Dave set a high bar and challenged his contemporary fellow students and friends to measure up. And it worked. Each of us who passed our teenage years with Dave McMahon gained greatly from his friendship.

The members Seton Hall Class of ’53 are all reaching seventy-five years in age. Several of our group has gone on to their eternal reward. Dave has joining our friends. We who remain now have another classmate and friend looking out for us, until it is our turn rejoin him, in heaven.

Please accept our sincere condolences at the passing of our dear friend Dave.

For the Seton Hall Catholic High School Class of '53
Robert C. (Butch) Baumbach
Margo McGuinness La Barr
April 03, 2011
What a gift we 5 St. Mary's girls were given last November at Margo's wedding as we sat having breakfast with Poppy. His love of life, his exuberant story telling, his true appreciation for those he loved could not have shined through any brighter. He was in his element! He clearly was a gem among men and we all feel blessed to have such a fond memory etched upon our minds. He will be very missed by many, that is for sure. The SMC Chicks (Lisa, Frances, Kelly, Tracy and Mariellen)
April 02, 2011
Some of my fondest memories growing up were sitting around the MGC pool listening to the "grown ups", argue about Notre Dame football. David was leading the charge for his beloved Irish, while my father, Endy and Fleming were always finding as many faults in the Irish as possible, with laughter all around. They of course all loved Notre Dame as much David did, but it was just too much fun to watch him go on and on. Any time he entered the room, the party was about to begin. He was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed.
April 02, 2011
Dear Colleen and Family. All we can say is what a GUY. Many good and funny times together to remember. Bob & MJ Aubuchon (Your Kellogg friends)
April 02, 2011
Dear McMahon Family, My thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Poppy. I will never forget his huge Irish smile! So glad we, SMC girls, were able to chat with him in November. Such great stories he told and songs he sung. I just know he is sharing these same stories and songs in Heaven.
April 01, 2011
Dear Aunt Colleen and McMahon Cousins,
Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers and know how much Uncle Dave and the McMahons are loved. Cousin Caroline
April 01, 2011
Dear Colleen and Family,
I extend to all of you my deepest sympathy on the passing of Dave. I will just repeat what you have already heard many, many times -- that Dave was a wonderful person that always added happiness to all occasions that he was a part of. During the times that I saw him professionally at General Mills he always made me feel better, and I hope I was able to help him.
I also remember the time that we happened to see each other while on a cruise, I think it was on the Queen Mary. This was when I first learned about his recent medical issues, but that didn't dampen our visit together. He appeared to be the happiest person on the ship.
I am sorry that I was unable to attend the memorial service today, because I was out of town.
Sincerely,

Jim Craig (Dr.)
April 01, 2011
So sorry for your loss McMahons. It was a beautiful ceremony and a real tribute to a wonderful man.
April 01, 2011
Dear Kevin & Kate,
I was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I met him while working at General Mills. He was so positive and a great role model for many employees. How fortunate to have such a father.
My thoughts and prayers are with you,
Mary Ness van Wijk
April 01, 2011
Colleen, Cammy, David, Kevin, Danny, Mary Kate, Margo and Julie:

I am so sorry and sad that Dave has lost his battle with cancer. He was a lovely man with a fabulous hug, laugh and voice. I can recall, as though I can hear him right now, singing Danny Boy at Cammy's wedding....made me cry then and it makes me cry now. I see that many others have written about his singing as well. What a wonderful memory.

I can only imagine the void for all of you in his passing. I will have you all in my thoughts and prayers. Much love!

Peg Schneeman-Reagan
April 01, 2011
It's hard not to smile when thinking about Uncle Dave. He became my Uncle Dave the moment he welcomed me to the Phelan family "Outlaws". I only wish we had more time together, because every memory is treasured. My heart and prayers are with the entire McMahon family.
April 01, 2011
I have never left David's company without feeling better about myself. He always wanted to know what I was up to, and he was always so interested, and engaged in whatever new misadventure I told him about. From the time I was young he always spoke to me like we were old friends. Which for many years now I have considered that we were. I have a feeling that right now God is nodding his head to David's comments and mumbling "I am impressive, aren't I?"
I was lucky to have known him.
March 31, 2011
Dear Margo and the rest of the McMahon family,

I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I will always remember your dad's wonderful enthusiam. May all your memories of him live on in your hearts.

Thinking about you all,
March 31, 2011
Aunt Colleen and McMahon Family,
Uncle Dave epitomized the goodness and peace that I strive to have. He was an incredible example for any husband, father, uncle, or Irishman. His wit, laugh and singing were renown; but his affection for family and his genuine concern for others always inspired me. He always wanted to be current on each of his nieces and nephews ( which as we all know is a near impossible task ). When conversation was reversed, his pride in his children and affection for his wife were always counterbalanced with self-deprecation. Such a wonderful example to us all. Elizabeth and I extend heartfelt condolences and love.
March 31, 2011
Dear McMahon family,
You are all in our hearts and prayers. May you find comfort in your many memories of your dear father. Love, Linda and Joe Cosgrove
March 31, 2011
Colleen, Margo and all other family members, I feel fortunate to have known him and my heart goes out to all of you. I still hear him sing at the wedding and will keep this picture in m mind forever.
March 31, 2011
Thoughts and prayers to The McMahon family on the passing of their father. The McMahon family has always been a class act.
March 31, 2011
Dear Colleen and all the McMahons, How fondly we remember the STA years, sitting in the football/basketball stands, cheering our sons to victories. There was always that Irish smile in Dave's greeting...our prayers are with you all...
Dick and Kathy Hanousek and Family
March 31, 2011
Dear Colleen and all,
Please know that the Kern family shares your loss and will continue valuing Dave as an exceptional model as the Head of a Family of Faith! We shall keep you all in our prayers and ask you all to please do the same.
Hugs,
Lyn, Bob, John, Megan, Chris and Patrick
March 31, 2011
Mary Kate and the McMahon family,
May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. I'm thinking of you during this difficult time.
March 31, 2011
All the Grown Up parties I went to when I was little were suddenly more fun if Mr. McMahon was there, too.
March 31, 2011
Dear Ones, Your dad brought so much joy and healing to this often sad and wounded world.
(his smile,humor,"Danny Boy",with the Uncle Butch rendition of " Jeremiah was a bullfrog", his INTENSE dislike of Okert,his "meeting the in-laws"repertoire, as well as his hilarity at the strange Beaumont names.),there are many, many more,as you well know.

He will be greeted by all of his loved ones who preceded him with songs of joy. And jokes.

Please know he will be deeply missed by the entire PHELAN Boy.

Daddy Ed and Auntie M. Love you all with deep sympathy.
March 31, 2011
To the McHahon Clan,
Dave displayed to me when I was at a young age his gift of self-depreciation. He could make stories of his family's trips to Texas, which could be viewed as horrifying, comical. He taught me that I could bring humor to my own worrisome life events. That was his gift to me. Dave brought his family to Texas for each family reunion. He would haul all of his family, from where I perceived to be were the frozen tundras of Minnesota, all of the way down to the mosquito infected Texas Gulf Coast. Dave would rent beach houses, and form the decks of those beach houses, the only thing he could see would be oil rigs, tankers, brown water with brown beaches, so I knew he didn't come for the view. Dave came to bring us his wife and children so they could see their Texas inlaws even though he was loving considered an outlaw. That was his gift to us all.
Peace and our love,
Uncle Harry, Aunt Cecile, Aislinn, Dennis, and Madison
March 31, 2011
Margo and the McMahon family,

So sorry to hear about your father. I loved my time with him at your wedding Margo. He is a great man! Love you Margo! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love
The Clay family
March 31, 2011
Dear Ones, you are all in our hearts. We will miss dear Dave. Colleen and Dave are an example of well lived and well loved lives, and we are all blessed by this. As Tim wrote about his Uncle Dave, "a great man, a great loss". Love to you all, Mary Ellen and Tanner.
March 31, 2011
With our love, prayers and cherished memories of our special Dave who remains in our heart forever. In God's eternal presence now - Tom, Katherine and family
March 31, 2011
David, you know as well as I do that this debate, Hydrox vs. Oreo, isn't over, that we'll pick up on it again as quickly as we meet. Meanwhile, bask in the indescribable joy you have earned and so richly deserve. See you soon -- I hope and pray.
March 31, 2011
Dear McMahons,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. He leaves behind a wonderful family legacy! May the next days and weeks be filled with Christ's peace and comfort.
March 31, 2011
We are very sad to hear of the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire McMahon family-
March 31, 2011
David
March 30, 2011
Cammy-We were very sorry to hear about your Dad passing away.Although we never did meet him,we would have loved to hear him sing "Danny Boy!"
Nancy & Jim Joyce
March 30, 2011
To the McMahon Family,
Your dad was our number one support/fan at St Joe's. His sense of humor and grand wit made everyone's day a little brighter. We are saddened by his death. We were blessed to have known him.
Our love and prayers,
Dick and Jane Wagemaker
March 30, 2011
We love you Aunt Colleen and family. You are in our prayers. Love, Rachel (Green) and Barry Crutchfield
March 30, 2011
We would like to send our deepest condolences to Mrs. McMahon and the entire McMahon family. I have such fond memories of our summers growing up at MGC with our fellow Irishman. I remember Mr. McMahon leading the way to the pool with all the McMahon kids in step. My parents especially loved that New York "accent." My Mom was so sad to hear the news of his passing and sends her sympathy. Unfortunately, she will be unable to attend the funeral because she is in Arizona. Again, we are so sorry for your family's huge loss.

Sheila Fitzgerald Steichen and Family
March 30, 2011
To all the McMahons:
Your dad was our number one supporter/fan at St Joe's. Dick and I are saddened by his death. His sense of humor and grand wit brightened everyone's day. We were blessed to have known him.
Our love and prayers,
Dick and Jane Wagemaker
March 30, 2011
Dear Colleen and Family,
At times like this we especially remember the good times. The St. Paddy's parties with Dave's rendition of "Danny Boy" and all the fun-filled times together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family.
All our Love, Tom and Gerry
March 30, 2011
To my dear friend Cammy,
I have such wonderful memories growing up with you and your family. Your dad was always so joyous and a great sport when we pulled our pranks. He made me feel special as he did with everyone he was with - and he made this world a better place.
What caring, loving people all you McMahon's are and you're blessed to have each other to lean on at this sad time.
Love to you all,
March 30, 2011
McMahon family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 30, 2011
McMahon Family:
As neighbors on Terrace Lane in Minnetonka and co-worker at General Mills, we remember your dad as a fun-loving person who regaled us with his stories of growing up in Brooklyn. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary & Tom Ralph & family
March 30, 2011
Dear Aunt Colleen and all of my wonderful McMahon cousins of all generations. Uncle Dave was without question one of the finest men I have ever known. The Dave & Colleen McMahon Family stands as the finest testament of the Love that was given and received. I am certain that Uncle Dave has brought his own special Love (smile,laughter & Danny Boy) to our friends and family that are blessed to be in Heaven with him today.

I Love You All and you are in my thoughts and Prayers,

Mickey, III
March 30, 2011
He was the rare individual that made any room (or any environment) he walked into a happier, more fun place to be-- which just might be the highest calling any of us have during our time here on Earth. Thoughts and prayers go out to the enitire McMahon family.
March 30, 2011
Dear McMahon Family,
I was so sorry to hear the news about your dad. I had the privilege of singing at your parents' 50th anniversary Mass at St. Patrick's and thoroughly enjoyed meeting him and all of your family. Know that my prayers and deepest condolences are with you. Marcia Evans
March 30, 2011
Yes,his qualities made him the best brother-in-law, too. His wonderful, loving wife and family are the greatest testimonial a person could have. Love to all, Kathryn and Patrick
March 30, 2011
O Davie Boy… the Pipes, the Pipes Have Called You…
We’ll Come and Find The Place Where You Are Lying..
And Kneel And Say An ‘AVE’ There For You…
Our Dreams Will Warmer, Sweeter Be…
So Rest In Peace Until We Come To Thee.

Love to you David… and blessings to you, Collie and family… Charlie & Susie Rath-- (a.k.a.) Chester C. Chester March, 2011
March 30, 2011
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March 30, 2011
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March 30, 2011
David,

I was saddened to see the passing of your father. His smile always brightened sporting events back at the Academy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Joe & Colleen Kaufenberg
March 30, 2011
Dear McMahon Family:
I cannot tell you all in person how terribly sorry I am for the magnitude of your loss. To me, Dave McMahon truly was larger-than-life. And while that phrase is often bandied about to the point that it’s now cliché, it is certainly true in this instance. Some of my most fond childhood memories involve time spent with the McMahons at MGC Pool in the summertime, particularly the many July 4ths that we all celebrated together. It was clear to me then, and has been evident ever since, that this was a man who loved his family dearly, reveled in his friends and was simply a joyous, peaceful presence. My parents have been blessed with many, many wonderful friends over the course of their 50-plus year marriage, but Dave McMahon was the only one to sing (Danny Boy) at my wedding! I know he was a baseball enthusiast, so I’ll close with this: Heaven didn’t just add a light-hitting, utility infielder to its bench – heaven just got itself a slick-fielding, sweet-swinging homerun hitter, who’s bound to make those around him that much better.
May God bless and keep you all during these trying times.
March 30, 2011
So sorry for your loss, Cammy.
March 30, 2011
Hi Mary Kate, So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your whole family are in my prayers. Elizabeth Fritz-Hoekstra
March 30, 2011
Margo,
so sorry to hear about your dad. Thinking of you and your family. I hope all your happy memories will help you during this sad time.
March 30, 2011
Dear Colleen and family,
Denny and I send you our heartfelt sympathy as we know how much you all will miss Dave. We will always remember the fun times we had with both of you. Dave was the "star" of our parties when he sang Danny Boy. The two of you would tell the funniest stories...we will never forget the story Dave told about the first time he met his future father-in-law in Beaumont Texas. Dave had such a caring attitude for all people, We will surely miss him!

Much love, Laura and Denny Sullivan
Scottsdale, Arizona
March 30, 2011
To the McMahon Clan,

Ever since Dave sold his Notre Dame Glee Club tuxedo to our father (back in 1959), our two families were destined to be great friends. Here's to a one-in-a-million man, and to his entire wonderful family.

Sincerely,
Patrick and the entire Creadon Clan
Go Irish
March 30, 2011
To the McMahon Family - I was very sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our family will keep you - and David - in our prayers. With love, David Wiser (and family), Cincinnati, OH
March 30, 2011
Dear Colleen, We will miss our neighbor up here on the 12th floor and down and the beach and pool. Everyone at St. Nicole loved to run into Dave with his smile and sense of humor.....Go Irish!

Love and prayers, Arlenne and Jack Soranno
March 30, 2011
Dear McMahons,
Sending my thoughts and prayers to all of you. May beauty live on in your memories and bring you peace. With heartfelt sympathy.
March 30, 2011
Dear McMahons: Please know how much I loved your father and how much he will be missed. I have so many fond memories and all of them are special. I especially loved catching him (and all my uncles and own sweet dad) looking completely perplexed and befuddled as to the Phelan chaos but never saying a thing. Watching their faces said it all! I will always smile when I think of him. Prayers and Love
March 30, 2011
Uncle David was a special person and touched all who knew him. I am honored to be related to such a fine man and will continue to find inspiration in memories of his warm smile, infectious laugh, and love of family. My father always wished he could sing "Danny Boy" as well as Uncle David (but never did!). We love you, Aunt Colleen, and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Uncle David will live on through all of us cousins, grandchildren, and friends. God Bless this fine Irishman!
March 30, 2011
All our thoughts and prayers are with the McMahon family at this time of loss and sadness. Dave will be missed by his many friends at St. Nicole. There is an empty spot in our hearts, and at the beach.
All of us at St. Nicole Condominium, Naples, Florida
March 30, 2011
Dear David and Kevin,
So sorry to hear the news of your Dad passing. I will keep you in my prayers during this
sad and difficult time. Your
Dad's beautiful spirit continues to live on earth through you.
Mary Cavanaugh
March 29, 2011
Dear Aunt Colleen and Cousins,
I am so sad to hear about our loss. Uncle Dave was a great man. It hardly seems possible he will not be smiling at the next Phelan gathering. I smile and cry at the memory of him gently singing "Danny Boy" at a funeral in Beaumont. I am so sorry for your loss.
With love,
Michael Carmody
March 29, 2011
Kevin and Family,
I wish you all the best during this tragedy in your lives. 2011 Marks the 30th year since my time at St. Thomas Academy, however, I will never forget my classmates and the time we had together. Your always near my heart and in my thoughts.
March 29, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It was a treat to see Grandpa at Danny's baseball and basketball games, he was so proud of Danny and of all his grandchildren. When he was at a gym or baseball field, you could see the joy on his face when he was cheering on the kids and sitting with his beautiful family.
March 29, 2011
March 29, 2011
Dear Mary Kate, Julie and McMahon family-
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this sad, sad time.
March 29, 2011
Dear McMahons, I am thinking about all of you and your dear father. I so appreciate him sharing his humor and joy with us. It was always a treat to see him and spend time with him. He was always at ease and interested, yet on his toes for anything the Texans might try to pull. Much love to you all. I am smiling thinking about him!! xo
March 29, 2011
Oh the singing in Heaven today! Beautiful in life, surely bright and shining in the Kingdom of Heaven. How I wish and pray for peace for all of my McMahon cousins. Each one of you are so special to me. Uncle Dave has always been larger than life to me. Wore his heart on his sleeve and joy in his smile. How blessed you all have been to have spent your lives with this precious soul. Love and prayers to all.
March 29, 2011
Dad you will be dearly missed. You filled a room and you filled our hearts and lives. We love you and find joy and comfort in the confidence that you are being heavenly rewarded for your race well run. xoxx Julie Bulie
March 29, 2011
Dear Aunt Colleen and Cousins,

That a Yankee :) was able to win over a bunch of heathens from the south, shows what was truly special about uncle Dave; it's tough to beat a great sense of humor!

Love,
Ellen, Danny, Christopher and Patrick
March 29, 2011
David..a man who made a difference in my life as a friend and classmate...Jim Brennan
March 29, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. We will always remember Dave's wonderful smile and laughter.
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