Thomaston – Paul J. McMahon, 63, passed away on Tuesday morning, October 26, at his home. He was the husband of Maureen E. (Roberts) McMahon for 30 wonderful years. The two shared a love that not many are fortunate enough to experience.
Paul was born August 12, 1958 in Waterbury, son of Eugene McMahon of Thomaston and the late Patricia A. (McCarthy) McMahon. Raised in Thomaston, Paul attended local schools and was a graduate of Holy Cross High School in Waterbury. He then went on to the University of Connecticut where he received his BS in business and English. He spent his career working for the State of Connecticut in various agencies as a fiscal officer.
In addition to his wife and father, Paul is survived by his three sons, Owen, Luke and Jack McMahon, all of Thomaston; two brothers, Dennis McMahon and his wife Rose of Torrington and Robert McMahon and his wife Sue of Bristol; his sister-in-law, Anne Lucey and her husband John of Bedford, NH; his brother-in-law William Roberts and his wife Lynn of Old Wethersfield; his brother-in-law Richard Belonick of Terryville, and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Jeanne M. Belonick and his brothers, Martin, Edward and Thomas McMahon.
He was an avid sports fan who loved the Red Sox and the Celtics. He was also a long-time youth sports coach for his sons and their friends. In addition to coaching he was a member of the ultimate frisbee team known as The Dukes during his time at UConn, where he made lifelong friends. Paul loved spending time with his family, especially during the summers in Old Saybrook, where he would spend his days swimming, biking, and running. Paul loved music, particularly going to concerts with his beloved wife. He was a fan of bands like Wilco, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and of course his all time favorite the Grateful Dead.
He loved, and was loved by his hometown of Thomaston and was a fixture at numerous local establishments like the BRT and Patti’s Place.
Paul had the ability to make anyone feel close, welcome, and included in all that he did. He will be deeply missed by many.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 29, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Lyons Funeral Home 46 High St. Thomaston. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Thomas Church. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting www.act.alz.org/donate