In Loving Memory
December 13, 1919 – September 14, 2014
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 www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.