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Marie T. (Beierle) McMahon

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Marie T. (Beierle) McMahon

Greenville - Marie T. (Beierle) McMahon said, "Let's blow this joint," for the last time on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at The Country House in Greenville Delaware. She was 94 years old.

She is survived by children: Kathleen (Robert) Dunn of Dover, Delaware, Michael (Janet) of Newark, Thomas (Noreen) of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Timmothy (Deborah) of Wilmington, Matthew and his companion Debra Veenema of Wilmington, and Eileen (Robert) Schultz of Bear; grandchildren: Barbara, Daniel, Brian, Kevin, Bonnie, Shawn, Ryan, Alyssa, Sami and Spencer; and great-grandchildren: Steven, Dylan, Megan, Cash, Kaitlyn, William, and Faith. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, William; her parents, Herbert and Ella Beierle; twin sister, Mae (Beierle) Kiphart; brothers, Raymond, Herbert Jr. and Howard Beierle and a much-loved daughter-in-law, Lee Ann McMahon.

Marie was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin where she graduated from Wauwatosa High School and Prospect Hall Business School. During World War II she worked for a patent attorney and then the US government's Small War Plans office. In 1946 she married William A. McMahon and retired to raise their six children in her hometown of Wauwatosa. She was a Girl Scout leader and instrumental in the Parent Teacher Associations of her children's schools. In 1963 the family relocated to Wilmington, Delaware. While she never returned to 'employed' status, as the family grew up she spent more and more time volunteering in the community. Her favorite volunteer site was the Hagley Museum where she loved to work with the school children but she also worked at the New Castle County Library, the Seller Senior Center Library, and the Memorial Division Hospital. She was a long-time member of the Aldersgate Methodist Church Altar Guild and the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Ladies Auxiliary.

Once the children were grown Marie and Bill began to travel and started with a trip around the world. They never stopped, visiting again countries they especially enjoyed on their first trip as well as many new ones. They made frequent trips to visit with friends and relatives in Wisconsin. Marie continued those special trips as long as she could after her husband died. Wisconsin, and especially Wauwatosa, was always "home".

The family would like to thank the team that provided her superb care in Country House's Wesley Way who shared their joy in her with us and kept her safe and happy in her last years. Special thanks also to the care givers from Vitas Hospice who made her last days so comfortable and peaceful.

A visitation will be held Monday, August 13, 2018, from 10-11:30 AM at Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19702 followed by a memorial service in celebration of Marie's life at 11:30 AM. Burial will be private. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

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Published in The News Journal from July 22 to Aug. 10, 2018
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