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P. Faith McMahon

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McMAHON, P. Faith State Representative, passed away on January 27 at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center after a brief illness. She is survived by her loving husband, Bill Mahoney, of Bloomfield, CT. Faith was born and raised in New Britain, daughter of the late Dr. George and Patricia Mangan McMahon. She leaves her siblings and their spouses Maribeth Sheehan Ricketson, Atty. George C. McMahon (Maria), Maggie Kiernan (Jay), Gregory M. McMahon (Mary), Judge Kevin P. McMahon (Patti), as well as stepsister Marita Kennedy (Peter) and stepbrothers Daniel Walsh (Kateri) and Timothy Walsh (Betsy). Faith leaves five stepchildren and four stepgrandchildren. Auntie Faithie was well- loved and respected by her numerous nieces and nephews as well as grandnieces and grandnephews. A New Britain native, Faith attended local schools. She graduated from Marymount College, earned an MA from Central Connecticut State University, and a Certificate of Advanced Study from the University of Massachusetts. Faith shared her many gifts with children throughout her thirty-five years of teaching in the Windsor Public Schools. She was first elected to Bloomfield town council in 1987, and, she was elected the first female Mayor of Bloomfield in 1993 where she served until being elected State Representative for the 15th District in 2002. Included in the numerous committees on which she served are the Commission on Aging, the Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities, the Library Board, the Wintonbury Land Trust, the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW 992, the Civitan Club, and the Bloomfield Historical Society. Faith's involvement also included serving as President of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities, membership on the Capital Area Substance Abuse Council, and the CCSU Alumni Board of Directors. Faith had a lifelong commitment to children and was honored to have recently been named as the Chairperson on the Select Committee on Children in the State Legislature. In addition, she was a member of the Banks Committee, the Human Services Committee, and the Judiciary Committee. Faith was a parishioner and active member of Sacred Heart Church in Bloomfield .The family would like to express its gratitude to the staff on the Intensive Care Unit, and for the assistance of her nephew, Dr. Gregory Sheehan. All funeral services will be held in the church at Sacred Heart Parish of Bloomfield, 26 Wintonbury Ave., Bloomfield, CT, beginning with calling hours on Friday, Jan. 30th from 3-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial for Faith will be celebrated Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Bloomfield Volunteer Ambulance Association, the , or Operation Fuel. Online remembrances may be madeat www.molloyfuneralhome.com

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