OBITUARY

Gerard T. McMahon

December 27, 1935May 21, 2013

Gerard Thomas McMahon, 77, of Pensacola, died May 21, 2013. He was born on December 27, 1935, to Thomas and Helen (Martel) McMahon in Boston, MA. He had a Doctorate in Education and retired as a Navy Commander in 1990, after serving more than 20 years as a US Navy Chaplain. He was predeceased by brothers John and Leonard, both of Boston, MA; and is survived by cousins, Eileen T. McMahon, of Quincy, MA; Anne Marie Delacono, of Hanson, MA; and Raymond McMahon, of Atlanta, GA. Mass will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, followed by burial with military honors at Barrancas National Cemetery, in Pensacola, FL. An additional memorial mass will be held in Boston, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Vincent De Paul at www.svdpusa.org. Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Pensacola, FL has been entrusted with arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 24, 2013

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 24, 2013

Memories

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Marian

August 25, 2013

It was with great sadness that I heard of Father Gerry's death. I loved it when he and the Abbot got into one of their famous discussions. I remember how happy and proud he was when he was named Principal of Saint Benedict's in Elberta. I enjoyed his unique insight into the "lessons", as Abbot put it, after each reading in the Mass. He will be missed very much.

May 30, 2013

Loveternalife. +++ *

May 28, 2013

We were saddened to learn of Fr. Gerry's death. He was a longtime friend and neighbor. God rest his soul and bless his family.
Jan and Jack Horsefield

E L

May 28, 2013

RIP

Rhonda

May 28, 2013

Rest in Peace!

May 26, 2013

Fr. Jerry was one of the highlights our our trip to Rome with the Abbot and has remained our friend through the years. He will be sorely missed.

Skippy Peterson

May 24, 2013

It is with great sadness that I have learned of Father Gerry's death. He was a good man with a wonderful sense of humor.

Ruth Anne Goetz

May 24, 2013

My father, Carl Leary, and I remember Fr. Gerry with great fondness. We had great respect and admiration for him as a human being and a holy man of God. We will miss him and wish his family peace and the assurance that the Lord welcomed him into Heaven with open arms.
Sincerely,
Ruth Anne Goetz and Carl Leary

Karen Scott

May 23, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. We worked together many years ago and I've always considered him a true friend.

ray mcmahon

May 23, 2013

I could find him in a stadium of 100,000 by the sound of his laugh. His friends will be happy to see him knowing he will raise the level of entertainment in heaven several notches. Thanks Eileen and Anne Marie for being there to comfort him. Ray