Thomaston - Mr. Eugene McMahon, 93, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Friday, January 14. He was the husband of the late Patricia A. (McCarthy) McMahon.
Known to many as "Sleeper" or "The Mayor", Gene was a life-long resident of Thomaston. He was a graduate of Thomaston High School, a veteran of the U.S Army during the Korean War, and a communicant of St. Thomas Church.
Gene truly loved his hometown and the people of it. He owned and operated Park Luncheonette, now known as Patti's Place, for 24 years while raising his family. Gene was a six-term First Selectman of his beloved Town of Thomaston from 1983-1995. He spent many of his younger years actively involved in Youth Sports programs in Thomaston serving as President of the Thomaston Little League as well as being an instructor/coach for several other Youth Sports programs in town. Gene was an avid sports fan and well-known supporter of Thomaston High School athletic teams.
He enjoyed his family and friends, golf, playing the organ, and watching his grandchildren participate in their activities. He was truly one of a kind and will be sorely missed by so many.
He is survived by two sons, Dennis McMahon and his wife Rose and Robert McMahon and his wife Sue; his daughter-in-law, Maureen E. (Roberts) McMahon; his son-in-law, Richard Belonick; his grandchildren, Amy, Matt, Owen, Luke, Kelly, Jack, Michael, Sean, and Molly; six great grandchildren; his "Honorary" son, William Ryan, and one niece, Maureen Mcallister. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his daughter, Jeanne Belonick; his sons, Martin, Edward, Thomas, and Paul McMahon, and his brothers, John and Robert "Buddy" McMahon.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, January 18th, at 11:00 AM at St. Thomas Church followed by military honors. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society by visiting www.donate3.cancer.org or to the Alzheimer's Association by visiting