Thomas H. McMahon

May 14th, 2018

Thomas H. McMahon, age 84, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on May 13, 2018.

Tom was born on June 2, 1933 in Cambridge, MA; he was the cherished only child to Joseph and Anna McMahon. Tom was raised and educated in Wilmington, went to Wilmington High School where he was an avid baseball player. Tom went on to further his education at Bentley College in Waltham where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in accounting all while attended New England Institute of Embalming and Funeral Directing in Boston at night.

Tom worked hard for his family; he along with his dad, Joe, ran the Joseph B. McMahon and Son Funeral Home in Wilmington for many years. In 1977, Tom, retired from Funeral Directing and went on to work as a Cost Account Manager for the Bostik Company in Middleton.

Tom married “the love of his life” Mary Letellier on September 8, 1956; the couple raised a beautiful family and shared many wonderful times together. Tom was a very devoted husband and father; he enjoyed following his children’s and grandchildren’s school and sporting events. Years ago,Tom, was involved in Wilmington Youth Hockey with his sons; he worked in several capacities including coaching for several teams. Tom really enjoyed teaching not only his children but other kids in the community. Tom really enjoyed the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren who he was so proud of.

Tom will be remembered as a simple guy who was kind and soft spoken; he truly loved his family and friends with all his heart and he will be greatly missed by all.

Tom was the beloved husband of Mary P. (Letellier) McMahon, devoted father of Joseph McMahon & his wife Elizabeth, Paul McMahon & his wife Sheila and Nancy McMahon all of Wilmington. Loving Grandfather of Colleen and Erin McMahon, Michael McMahon & his wife Yurie, Sarah Gurry & her husband Jon, MaryBeth McMahon, Jennifer & Thomas Maio and Great-Granddaughter Eleanor Rose Gurry. Cherished son of the late Joseph B. and Anna T. (Coyne) McMahon. Tom is also survived by a large extended family.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, May 17th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 16th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Thomas’ memory may be made to St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA 01887 or to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Parish House, 14 East 51st St., New York, NY 10022 or


8 Entries in Guest Book for “Thomas H. McMahon”

  1. Pat Kelly says:

    Joe, Betty & family,

    So sorry for the loss of your dad. May he rest in peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Bob & Pat Kelly

  2. MJH says:

    I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. May the beautiful memories of him that you cherish provide comfort and strength for you and your family. May you find solace as you endure this most distressing time with our Heavenly Father (Ps. 83:18) who revives the spirit of those hurting. Isaiah 57:15.

  3. Charlene(Beckham)Silk says:

    Sorry for your loss

  4. Roger Coville says:

    Mary, Joe, Paul and Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Tom. He truly was one of the great ones. I have such fond memories of spending time with your family and Tom was such a great model for living and loving on those around him.
    While I know you all share a long Irish history – I think maybe Tom had some French mixed in. “Pushez le button” on the toaster while camping is forever in my vocabulary. I also know that I may have learned to swim at Silver Lake, I truly honed this skill under the watchful eyes of Mary and Tom in your “neighborhood pool”. 8-ball and ping pong are other great memories of Tom – my armpit serve is still pretty strong! Tom was always willing to share his wisdom of baseball or hockey or construction.

    I pray the God of heaven and earth is lifting the whole McMahon family in this very difficult time. (2 Cor 1:3-4)

    Tom – I say “well done,sir!” you now share in our Master’s happiness! (Matt 25:21)

    Roger Coville

  5. janice quandt says:

    Oh Mary, I give you my deepest sympathy in the loss of Tom. You were a perfect couple and always enjoyed talking with you when we met. Your loss is great but he is now in the hands of out savior. I think of you often and how can we forget when we go by the old McMahon house and funeral home. You are a great family who sticks together through it all. May God bless you. Love Janice

  6. Jimmy McHugh says:

    McMahon Family,
    So Sorry to hear about your Dads passing. My thoughts and Prsyers are with you all during this difficult time.

  7. Howard M Stevens III says:

    My sincere condolences and prayers for the McMahon family for their loss. May he rest in peace.

  8. Mike Keefe says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We worked together at Bostik and have found memories. tom was a great person to work with and always someone I could count on. A true professional and gentleman.

    My prayers and thoughts are with Tom and his family.

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