Teresa Anna McMahon
March 26, 1932 – October 6, 2021
Teresa A. McMahon of Redford, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. She was 89 years old. She was born on March 26, 1932 to Edmund McMahon and Margaret Quinn. She grew up in Detroit, MI with her late brother Patrick, sister Mary (Cooper), and brother Daniel. Loving aunt of Ron Cooper, Colleen Lindgren (Mark), Jackie Ebbing (Chris), Kathleen Winter, and Kayle McMahon. She is also survived by what she considered her grandchildren Collin, Ian, Matthew and Meagan.
She was a long-standing member of St Valentines parish, but enjoyed visiting other churches. I don’t think there is a church in this area that she hasn’t attended. Teresa was never married, but considered her nephew and nieces as one of her own. Later she enjoyed spoiling their children Collin, Ian, Matthew, and Meagan. We can’t forget about Danny. Although Danny was Ian’s dog, Teresa always referred to him as her dog too. She had so many friends, past and present, that were very important in her life. She would spend hours on the phone with them, just to keep in touch. For anyone that called back, I’m sure you found that her answering machine was always full. She loved to go on vacation and dine out at nice restaurants. I think she enjoyed planning them as much as going on them. She once took a side job at a travel agency because she knew she could do a better job of getting the cheapest rates. She was always looking and found great deals, whether that was a vacation, buying clothes, or just at the grocery store. Teresa worked for 32 years at Ford Motor Company. She started as secretary and worked her way up. She retired from Ford as a benefit administrator. She took great pride in helping others there. Teresa had a great memory and we will truly miss her and the stories that she would tell, or retell us, along with some traditions that she has started, especially the Left-Right Christmas Gift Exchange Game.
Teresa spent many hours volunteering her time, whether it be time spent driving people to doctors appointments or financially. She will be missed by all. We loved her so much!
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 10am (in state 9:30) at St. Valentine Catholic Church, 25881 Dow St, Redford, MI 48239.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are appreciated to the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph, or Missionaries of Charity – Detroit, or to St. Valentine Church, Redford.
Funeral In State
9:30 am - 10:00 am
St. Valentine Catholic Church
St. Valentine Catholic Church
Teresa Anna McMahon
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October 23, 2021
Teresa, I’m so glad we were able to enjoy the interesting conversation at that lovely 4-person luncheon, at the nice restaurant you chose, just a few months ago. Love you! Carol
October 22, 2021
Teresa was my wife Tish’s best friend in Detroit. They continued to get together in person though we moved to New York, Indiana, Texas and finally Arkansas. That was a lot of traveling for Teresa but, come to think of it, travel was one of her favorite pastimes. And she was a great traveling companion, which she proved when I escorted her, Tish and another dear friend, Bev Ward, on a 1999 tour of Eastern Europe.
Mary Jo Lindback
October 20, 2021
In Prayer&Sympathy for the family during such loss of Teresa. She often spoke so highly of You. She was a wonderful caring and most helpful Lady I was privileged to meet thru Joan Sullivan - who Teresa had helped for many years during her illness. Teresa’s needed prayers for my family also were appreciated. She always kept in touch & I will be very much missing Her-and our phone chats. Forever — in our Hearts.
October 12, 2021
Teresa was very special to my aunt, Delores Weber and mom Nan Weber Segesta. Teresa was very kind and compassionate. We enjoyed hearing stories of the gals growing up in Detroit! Sending you love and prayers!
October 12, 2021
We became friends through our mutual friend Tish Miller. She was my roommate on a trip to Europe with Tish and Dave Miller after my husband died. We later did a trans Atlantic cruise and she planned the tour down to Houston to visit my granddaughter. I last saw her at dinner with Nancy D. We were all the same age, with Teresa as the youngest. She was always busy and such fun to be with and had so many stories to tell. She will be missed and remembered by all who knew her.
October 11, 2021
Teresa was a volunteer for the Ladies of Charity (LOC) of Oakland County. We met through LOC and hosted the monthly outreach to the residents of St. Elizabeth Briarbank, an assisted living center for women in Bloomfield Hills. Teresa would come and help the residents play Bingo. Afterwards, we would always enjoy fellowship and a sweet treat with the ladies. Teresa was a sweet and generous soul. She served in "humility, simplicity, and charity" (LOC mission). May Teresa rest in peace from her many good works.
October 9, 2021
I met Teresa in 1977 at Ford Motor Co. where we worked together for a couple of years. In spite of a 20 year gap in our ages, we became fast friends and stayed in touch for over 40 years. We shared cards, phone calls, and a love of travel. Teresa was the quintessential traveler. She was so knowledgeable about places because she read extensively and did extensive research. I was the driver, but Teresa was the tour guide. We traveled to several national parks (Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier); to Mobile Bay, AL; Wilmington and Winston-Salem, NC; Chicago, IL; and numerous areas in northern Michigan and the UP. Just 2 years ago this month we visited in Detroit and went to the Motown Museum followed by a trip to the western coast of the lower peninsula, with a stop in Midland on our way back to visit our favorite restaurant, Zinc. It was a lovely trip, but I could see that Teresa was slowing down. She was a generous and giving soul, with many causes she supported as well as Catholic charities. I will miss talking to her on the phone and traveling with my best travel buddy. RIP my dear friend.
Br Nick Blattner Ofm Capuchin
October 8, 2021
On behalf of the Capuchin brothers I offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of Teresa. It is truly humbling to receive memorial donations in honor of her life. Please be assured of the brother's prayers for the entire McMahon family during this great time of grief. I have placed Teresa's name at the tomb of Blessed Solanus Casey. May perpetual light shine upon Teresa.