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Linda McMahon Obituary
McMAHON, LINDA (SHANAHAN) Linda (Shanahan) McMahon, 73, of Colchester and formerly of Hamden, widow of the late Edmund “Ted” McMahon, went home to the Lord peacefully on Wednesday (March 19, 2014) surrounded by her loving family after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Born Dec. 14, 1940, in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Shea) Shanahan. Mrs. McMahon was a secretary at Yale Law School for many years before her retirement, but her greatest joy was found in her devotion to her family and faith. She was an active communicant and choir member of St. Andrew Parish in Colchester. Linda was also active with the ACTS community and involved with the AFG 12-step fellowship for many years. On Oct. 13, 1962, she and Ted were married at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hamden. Together they shared 48 years of marriage before he predeceased her on Dec. 14, 2010. She leaves four children and their spouses: Kathleen and Daniel Moody of Apache Jct., AZ; Teddy and Cindy McMahon Jr. of No. Franklin; Maureen and Rob Sullivan of Hebron; and Jen Utz and her fiancé, Christian Choma, of Colchester; 12 grandchildren: Julie, Gehrig, Anita, Riley, Brigid, Eamonn, Abigail, Brian, Padraig, Jeremiah, Brendan and Faith; her lifelong friend, Mary Ann Palmer of Hamden; and numerous extended family members and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her two brothers, John and Neil Shanahan. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Monday (March 24) at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday (March 25) at St. Andrew Church. The Most Rev. Peter A. Rozassa, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Hartford, will be Principal Celebrant. Interment will follow in the New St. Andrew Cemetery, Colchester. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Jeffrey Kamradt and the staff at the Helen and Harry Gray Center for their care and concern of Linda over the past few years. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Immaculata Retreat House, PO Box 55, Willimantic, 06226; or to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center, PO Box 5037, Hartford, 06102-5037. Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Haven Register on Mar. 21, 2014
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