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Monday November 5th, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
Tuesday November 6th, 2018

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Clare A. MacMahon

Clare A. (McDonald) MacMahon, age 88,  of 257 Ashton Hollow Road, Catawissa, died at 10 p. m. Friday, November 2, 2018 at The Gardens of Orangeville where she resided  since May, 2017.

Born in Brooklyn, New York on July 23, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Peter F.  and Blanche T. (Stein) McDonald. She resided in the Catawissa area since 1970.

Clare was a graduate of St. Brendan Catholic High School, Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1948.

She was employed as a secretary in her husband's insurance office in Bloomsburg from 1970 to 1988.

Clare was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Slabtown. She was an active volunteer for numerous community activities and organizations, including Agape. She and her husband were active as   volunteers for the American Red Cross, traveling to disasters throughout the USA. She also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Valley of Bloomsburg Post 273, American Legion.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a  son, Darren G. MacMahon in 1959 and by two brothers: Gerard P. McDonald., May, 2013 and Robert F. McDonald in April, 2017.

Surviving are her husband, Arthur B. MacMahon, with whom she observed a 68th wedding anniversary on August 27, 2018;  six children: Dennis P. MacMahon, Greece, N.Y.; Deirdre MacMahon, wife of Phillip Ody, Los Banas, Calif.; Deborah, wife of Hervey Gillespie, Bloomsburg; Peter R. MacMahon, wife Diane, Mohnton; Robert D. MacMahon, wife Nancy, Lafayette Hill; Michael D. MacMahon, wife Elaine, Arlington Heights, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated  on Tuesday at 11 a. m. in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 304 Slabtown Road, Catawissa, by her pastor, Rev. Dennis G. Dalessandro. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Viewing on Monday from 5-7 p. m. at the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to Agape, 19 E. Seventh St., Bloomsburg, Pa 17815.


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So sorry for your loss. My condolences go out to you all. Steve McMullen

Expression of Sympathy Nov 5 2018 12:00 AM

A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by The Coyle Family on November 5, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Nov 5 2018 12:00 AM

My mom. She was understated, quiet, surreptitiously funny, forceful when crossed, always dedicated to her family and always empathetic. The balance wheel and beating heart of our family. Somehow she managed to polish off the rougher edges of my sometimes righteous, bulldog headed father. And yet they absolutely never let us hear their arguments. And so we grew up always surrounded by their joined arms, secure within the sure knowledge of their commitment to each other and to us.
Now, adults, and some of us parents ourselves, we remain astounded by our luck in having these two for parents.
So, mom, although we lost you to Alzheimer's some years ago, you gifted us all with so many, many wonderful memories over the years that the arc our lives arch upward because of you.

Dennis Nov 5 2018 12:00 AM

Your mom was a special person. She was always so kind to me and I loved her. I wish I could be there with you all to give you a huge hug but Grandma duties hold me here. Please know you are in my thoughts.
Love to all,
Margaret Mary (Maggie)

Margaret D'Ecclessis Nov 5 2018 12:00 AM

An A GARDEN PATH was sent on November 5, 2018

Our heartfelt condolences to our good friend Rob and all the MacMahon family on the sad passing of Clare. With sympathy, --Brian Calistri and Christine Fleming, Wyndmoor PA.

Expression of Sympathy Nov 5 2018 12:00 AM