Of Saugus. Passed away peacefully on July 1, 2023. She was 85 years old. We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love. Mom thank you for always loving us and guiding us. Even though you are no longer here with us, we will always feel your love.
Our mother was our family matriarch who loved her family, friends, and decorating for the holidays. Her tables would be gorgeously decorated for each holiday, displayed with her Lenox, flowers, and new crafts she created while watching YouTube.
She went to the cemetery often to bring her own floral arrangements that she beautifully made for every holiday, birthday, and anniversary. These would be proudly displayed on the graves of her husband, son, parents, brother, and sisters.She loved traveling to California to visit her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren. She loved traveling to Idaho and Wyoming to see her sister and family. She also loved visiting southern Mass to see her son and shop at antique stores. She loved traveling around the New England states with her daughters and exploring new places to shop and eat as long as it was Gluten Free. Her favorite was once a year for “Girls Weekend” in North Conway, where shopping was endless.
She enjoyed stopping at Home-goods and The Dollar Tree to see what she could find. She loved to make homemade crafts, and new baking ideas with her great-grandchildren. She has taught everyone that wanted to learn how to knit, crochet, and draw. Her great-granddaughters love doing this now. She loved snuggling on the couch with all her great-grandchildren to watch new movies with sleepovers, playing checkers, or doing puzzles.
Anyone that came to her home always left with her love in their heart. Her big beautiful heart will always live on, in those who loved her. Mom, we will miss you terribly and our hearts ache until we meet again.
Marilyn was the wife of the late Lawrence H. McMahon. She was the loving mother of Catherine Wesolowski and her husband Thomas, JoAnn Bryant and her husband Alvin, Michael McMahon, Lisa Young and her husband Robert, Rene Belmonte and her husband Paul, and the late Lawrence H. McMahon, Jr. (Baby Larry). Marilyn was the sister of Carole Schoene and the late Edith “Dolly” McDonald and her late husband Roy, and the late Gloria Pfenninger and James Pinkham. She was the sister-in-law of Diane Nickerson and her husband Curtis. Marilyn was also the longtime friend of Claire Hubauer. She was the cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild as well as the aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held on Friday July 7th followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org