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Mary Eleanor McMahon

April 28, 1932 — March 1, 2016

Mrs. Mary Eleanor McMahon, age 83, of Dushore, PA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 at the Williamsport Home with her loving family at her side. Mary Eleanor was born, April 28, 1932 in Towanda, PA daughter of the late Jeremiah J. & Alice E. Holcombe McCarthy. She grew up in Meshoppen and moved to Dushore in 1945 after her had father passed away. She lived on Laurel Street for over 60 years. She graduated from St. Basil’s High School, a member of the class of 1950 and graduated from Marywood University in 1954. She married F. Eugene (Gene) McMahon of New Albany on June 18, 1955, who predeceased her on February 2, 1996 after 40 years of marriage. She worked at The Sullivan Review for close to 30 years. Mary was a devout Catholic and was a woman of great faith. She was a member of St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA and a member of the I.H.M. Altar and Rosary Society. She was very active with church picnics and functions and cut the cakes for over 40 years at the 4th of July Picnic. She also taught CCD for many years at St. Basil’s. Mary Eleanor was also a member of the Red Hat Society. Surviving: Four sons and daughters-in-law: Timothy P. and Stephanie McMahon Montoursville, PA F. Jeremiah (Ed) McMahon Dushore, PA Francis E. and Beth McMahon Cogan Station, PA Thomas P. “Tuck” and Kathleen McMahon Montoursville, PA Four daughters and sons-in-law: Kathy and Stanley Bohensky Dushore, PA Jean Marie and Mike Herman Canton, PA Ellen and Nathan Chase Dushore, PA Joan A. & Allen Anzer Kirkwood, MO Brother: Joseph Jeremiah “Buster” and Mary Rita McCarthy Rockford, IL Sister: Pauline A. and William Saxe Dushore, PA Brother-in-law: Judson Battin Dushore, PA Robert Oliver Wyalusing, PA Sister-in-law: Irene McMahon New Albany, PA 21 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren: Jolene & John Berardoni and John; Stosh Bohensky; Kelsey Herman and Rory, Abby Herman, Adam and Andrea, Lydia, Chloe Herman and Neil Herman and Ava; Alex, Ryan, Allison and Lauren Chase; Gabrielle, Jack, and Conor Anzer; Corinne and Dave Mowrey, Ella and Adelyn; Brandon McMahon; Mary, Christina McMahon, Michael Stratton; Thomas, Luke and Jim McMahon; and numerous nieces and nephews A Transferral Service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Basil’s Church, at 11:00 A.M with the Rev. Richard Rojas, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Members of IHM Altar and Rosary will recite the Rosary at 4:30 P.M. at the funeral home on Friday afternoon. Memorial Contribution may be directed to IHM Parish, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614 To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Eleanor McMahon, please visit our flower store.


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