Phyllis C. McMahon

December 05, 1921
- November 16, 2007

Phyllis was born Dec. 5, 1921, the daughter of Orman and Gladys (Clare) Farris. She was educated in the New York school system, taught music and gave piano lessons while a student and graduated valedictorian of her high school class. She married Edward A. McMahon, July 1939, and was employed as a stitcher at Dexter Shoe Co., for 22 years. She loved her family, took pleasure in being busy, and enjoyed her summers at Old Orchard Beach. She enjoyed knitting, Chinese food and was famous for making her potato salad. She was a past member of Christian Science Church, Newport and enjoyed singing and playing the piano while attending there. Grammy could be heard often saying "God is guiding me" and her favorite hymn was Amazing Grace. She is survived by her two sons, Richard McMahon of Milo and Edward McMahon of Rapid City, S.D.; four grandchildren, Richard II, Randy, Ashlei and Chauncey; one great-grandchild, McKenzie Clare McMahon; and a sister, Myrna Farris of Corinna. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward in 1988; three brothers, Richard, David and Roland Farris; and one grandchild, Corey McMahon. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Maine Memorial Veterans' Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta. Arrangements are entrusted to Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield.

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