Deirdre Irene Dunn "Dee" McMahon
Born April 10, 1924 in Los Angeles. Daughter of Irene M. Dunn, MD and Francis G. Dunn. Deirdre attended Cathedral Chapel Elementary School, Immaculate Heart High School, and UCLA. She enlisted in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve in 1945, and served in Arlington, Virginia. She met Robert F. McMahon of Queens, NY at the UCLA Newman Club, and they married in February of 1949. They raised 4 sons, and settled in Long Beach in 1964. Deirdre was active at St. Joseph's Parish & School in Long Beach, and a volunteer for the Archdiocese of LA. Retired as a bookkeeper in 1990, she travelled to New York State and Ireland, gathering data for a Family History that currently encompasses over 30 albums, all referenced on-line at Ancestry.com. She passed away of cardiac arrest on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. She is survived by her sons, Robert, Gregory, James and Dennis; two daughters-in-law, Susan and Lynnette, 5 grandchildren, Robert, Elizabeth, Laura, Ian and Catherine, and one great-grandson, Donato. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Cornelius Catholic Church, Long Beach, on Wednesday, October 9 at 10:30 AM. Please sign the guestbook at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Oct. 8, 2013