In Loving Memory

Dorothy Florence McMahon, d. September 14, 2014



In Loving Memory

December 13, 1919 – September 14, 2014

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Dorothy (Dot) Florence McMahon, 94, a resident of Fairhope, AL the past fifteen years, passed away on September 14, 2014. Dot spent most of her life as a homemaker, mainly in her native hometown of Riverton, NJ and her “Southern” home, Dothan, AL. She was active in women’s organizations. She was always known for her wonderful meals and special desserts. She loved entertaining family and friends, and will be remembered for her elegant entertainment presentation, an excellent hostess, and her high sense of fashion. No matter the occasion, she always looked and dressed in refinery whether out for an evening or to the grocery store.

Dorothy McMahon is preceded in death by her late husband, John Paul McMahon, who was General Manager of E.W. Twitchell, Inc. in Dothan, AL; her parents Harvey Harrison and Lillian Denneler Harrison; sisters Eleanor (Edgar) Old and Mary (James) Gray – all of whom were from her native South Jersey; and lastly her Caine Pug, Spanky.

Dorothy McMahon is survived by her daughter, Barbara McMahon Dempsey, Fairhope, AL; grandchildren John (Lynn) Dempsey, Birmingham, AL, Neil Dempsey, Fairhope, Al and Barbara (Ronan) McSharry, Fairhope AL; great-grandchildren Christopher, Collins, Connor and Darby Dempsey, all of Fairhope. She is also survived by her niece Gail (Michael) Dunn of Bethlehem, PA; great niece and nephews Michael (Kim) Dunn, Jill (Tim) Jones and Ryan (Ellen) Dunn of Bethlehem PA and great-great nieces and nephews; her cousins Elaine Friday Marvel of Riverton, NJ, Donald (Nancy) Friday of Ocean City, NJ and Brandon Friday of Philadelphia, PA. . The family extends deep gratitude to Hospice especially Tonia, nurse, Linda, caregiver and Alice, caregiver.

A graveside committal service will be held at the Colony Cemetery in Fairhope at 3:00pm on Monday, October 20, 2014. Rev. Ovie Lee Moore and Ben Workman will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Union Ministries, 817 Estella Street, Fairhope, AL 36532 or Mercy Medical Hospice, P. O. Box 1090, Daphne, AL 36526.

Expressions of condolence may be offered at Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.




  1. Marcia Casey

    I know how much love was within your family, and how powerful those memories will remain in your hearts. Blessed to have had her with you for a while! Thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family John.

  2. Lynn

    Please accept my deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.( Isaiah 25:8)

  3. Rhonda Bostler

    I will treasure the fond memories of my wonderful friend. May you find peace during this difficult time.

  4. Laura & Gary Smith

    We loved any time we got to spend with Dot. She was a treasure! I know she enjoyed spending so many years around her family and how happy that made her. So glad we got to see her a couple of years ago on a trip through Alabama. Our prayers are lifted up for the family. May the wonderful memories of all your times together bring you much comfort. Love you all.


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