July 10, 2013

Bernard G. McMahon

mcmahon_bernard11NORTH FALMOUTH, MA – Bernard G. McMahon, of North Falmouth, MA, age 75, passed away July 9, 2013 at home with his family by his side after a brave battle with cancer.
He was the loving husband of Patricia Kennedy McMahon, to whom he was married over 43 years; father of son, Edward T. McMahon and wife Grace McMahon of Califon, New Jersey; and daughter, Mary Pat McMahon Templeton and husband Ken Templeton of Brunswick, Maine; and grandfather to Jack, Ian, Liam and Maura. Bernard is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law Jim and Mary Ann McMahon of Lowell; sisters, Ann Craven of Lowell; sister, Maura McMahon and her partner Frank Llamas of Pelham, brother and sister-in-law, Dave and Marylynn Clune of Wilton, Connecticut; sister-in-law Sally McMahon of Derry, New Hampshire; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Bernard was the beloved son of the late Leo F. and Isabel McMahon of Lowell and step-son of the late Margie McMahon of Boynton Beach, Florida. He is also predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Leo A and Janet McMahon of Dracut; brother and sister-in-law Martin and Betty McMahon of Lowell; brother William Richard McMahon of Lowell; brother Francis McMahon of Derry, NH; and brother-in-law Joseph Craven of Lowell.
A graduate of Lowell High School, the Massachusetts College of Art, and Assumption College, Bernard taught art, ceramics and art history at Westfield State College from 1965-1999. He was awarded Fulbright research fellowships to India and to Egypt, and he traveled widely around the globe to support study abroad programs for Westfield State. He was named Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus in 2001.  He was the longtime treasurer of the Massachusetts State College Teachers’ Association.
His charitable work included years of service as treasurer of the St. Vincent DePaul Society of Westfield.  Since his retirement, he volunteered with the Falmouth Service Center on Cape Cod and with the WGCU public television station in Estero, Florida. He collected stamps for more than 65 years and was an avid gardener, clammer and bird-watcher.
A Memorial Mass will be at St. Elizabeth Seton, 481 Quaker Road, North Falmouth on Friday, July 12 at 12:00noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Westfield State Foundation, Box 1630, Westfield, MA 01086 or to the Falmouth Service Center, P.O. Box 208 Falmouth, MA 02541, http://www.falmouthservicecenter.org/  For online obituary, directions, and guestbook, please visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com

Subscribe

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.