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February 18, 2013

John J. McMahon, 55

Lawrence — John J. McMahon, 55, passed away Thursday, February 13, at home in Lawrence after a many year struggle with Diabetes.

Born in Lawrence on August 8, 1957, he was the devoted son of Diana (Keach) McMahon with whom he lived in Lawrence and the late John M. P. McMahon. He graduated from the Greater Lawrence Regional Technical High School and was a chef at various restaurants, locally and in Florida and California among other places across the country before returning home upon his retirement. He had a great love of his family including his “best friend,” his dog, Blackie.

John was the loving father of Ryan, dear brother of Christopher P. McMahon of FL, Diana M. O’Donohue of Derry, NH and the late Stephan E. and William W. McMahon, nephew of Sr. Maurita McMahon, SCH of Wellesley, Ray and Betty Keach of CA, Donald and Sylvia Keach of SC, cousin of Fred and Christine McCarthy of Salem, NH and cherished uncle of David, James, and Alicia McMahon and Shayna O’Donohue.

ARRANGEMENTS: A graveside service with final acts of farewell and laying to rest of John’s cremated remains will be held on Thursday, February 21, at 2:00 PM at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Waverly Road, North Andover, parish cemetery of St. Patrick’s Church. Memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to Cor Unum Meal Center, 118 South Broadway, Lawrence, MA 01843 or to the Massahusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844 or at www.MSPCA.org Arrangement s are under the direction of The Diaz-Healy Funeral Home, 107 South Broadway, South Lawrence. If you need a ride to the service, call us at (978) 685-5732.