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Cornelius T McMahon

October 21, 1929 ~ April 3, 2019 (age 89)

Longmeadow – Cornelius “Neil” Thomas McMahon, 89, beloved uncle, and granduncle died unexpectedly on April 3, 2019 at his home in Longmeadow. He was born in Westfield, MA to the late John Sr. and Alice (O’Connor) McMahon on October 21, 1929. After graduating High School in Westfield, he went on to further his education graduating from Clark University. He later achieved two Master’s degrees and loved his profession as a teacher, which began in Marlblehead, MA, and end at Glenbrook in Longmeadow as part of the English Department. Neil was an intelligent man who had many varied interests. Even at the age of 89, he was versed in the latest technology with the use of the latest iPhone and Alexa devices that would turn his lights on and off. He was a lover of new cars, music, and a collector of over 500 movies. He also enjoyed reading. His personal talents were oil painting and intricate needlepoint art portraits. He was a great friend to his neighbors at Emerson Manor and most of all he was a kind compassionate uncle and granduncle. Uncle Connie, to his nephew, Rick, was also a father, brother, and best friend. They both looked forward to their daily conversations about the grandnephews and grandnieces. He will be greatly missed at family gatherings. He was predeceased by his nieces, Patty McMahon-Rubino and Jane McMahon. He is survived by his nephew, Rick McMahon and his wife Carrie of Marlborough, CT; his niece Joan McMahon-Pfeffer and her husband Todd of Torrington, CT; and his beloved grandnephews and grandnieces, Sean, Patrick, Brennan, and Sydney McMahon, Wade Fuller, Sandy, Jay, Eric, and Josh Rubino, Stephen and Christopher Pfeffer. A celebration of Neil’s life will take place for his friends at Emerson Manor, which the family will arrange, as well as a gathering for his many former teacher colleagues. A private service will take place for family at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 203 Southampton Rd., Westfield, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the families foundation, Foundation of Possibilities, at: www.givepossibilities.org, 59 Lake Ridge Drive, Marlborough, CT 06447, whose mission is to give low income family/children the ability to achieve their best live. For more information or to leave a condolence for the family, please visit: www.forastiere.com.

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