Florence G. McMahon
George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home
1305 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA
Florence G. (Goralski) McMahon, 85, recently of Old Lyme, CT., formerly of Newington, CT and Needham, died peacefully in hospice care after a brief illness on April 27th, 2021. Flo was born on September 30th, 1935. The daughter of the late Chester and Mary Goralski. She grew up in Rocky Hill, CT. She graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy in 1953 and UCONN in 1957. She married her beloved husband Walt McMahon in 1959. They settled in Newington where they lived together for fifty years until Walt passed away in 2010. Flo remained in Newington for a short time moving to Needham to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Two years ago, she moved to Old Lyme. Flo was a retired teacher, teaching in Newington for twentytwo years at John Patterson, Ruth Chaffee and John Wallace. Flo was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be remembered as a woman who loved her family, friends, the beach, the Red Sox, the UCONN Women's basketball team, puzzles and new adventures. She is survived by her daughter Karen Strauss and her husband Greg of Needham, her son Kevin McMahon and his wife Tricia of Westwood, her five grandchildren: Tim Strauss, Molly McMahon, Katelyn Strauss, Sarah McMahon and Melissa Strauss; her sister Lois Arzolitis and sister in law Lee McMahon. Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M. on May 18th at the Annunciation Parish at St. Marys; 626 Willard Ave, Newington, CT. Burial will be in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the "Friends of the Lucy Robbins / Welles Library" Lucy Robbins Welles Library, 100 Garfield Street, Newington, CT. 06111. For online guestbook, please visit: www.gfdoherty.com. Funeral arrangements by George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, Needham.
Published by The Needham Times from May 3 to May 6, 2021.
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Annunciation Parish at St. Marys
626 Willard Ave., Newington, MA
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Karen, Kevin, and families -

We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She certainly was a special person.

As upsetting as this news was, our family was lucky to have been next door neighbors to your mom, and dad, for nearly 30 years. A young family, with a 6 month-old, when we moved in Flo and Walt showed up on our doorstep with a plate of cookies and a friendly welcome. And from there it only got better. With the births of our 2nd and 3rd children there they were again on our doorstep bearing gifts. They spoiled our kids with Block Buster gift cards and loaded their Halloween bags with candy. When my boys got older and started cutting the lawn and snow plowing the driveway, they were very well compensated! As a couple with 3 young children we marveled as Flo and Walt filled their weekends going out to dinner and sporting events, or jetting off to some warm weather destination during February school vacations. That was the way to live! We were jealous.

So many memories to cherish. Thanks for sharing your mom with us.

Carolyn, Rick, Mike, Melissa, and Alex Kuzoian
Carolyn, Rick, Mike, Melissa, and Alex Kuzoian
May 8, 2021
Sally and I are so blessed to have known Flo for so many years, beautiful in spirit and filled with love for her family and friends. May God bless your entire family with His comfort and grace together.

Raymond J. McMahon
May 5, 2021
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