Obituary: Madonna Therese Mahon

HIGHLAND BEACH — Madonna Therese Mahon of Highland Beach and Madison, Connecticut, died at the family beach house in Madison on May 15. She was 62.
Born Nov. 20, 1959, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the second eldest child of Arthur J. Mahon and Myra Ellen (Murphy) Mahon while her father was serving in the Air Force. Shortly thereafter the family relocated to New York.
10530556087?profile=RESIZE_180x180As a child, Madonna was a gifted singer and athlete. Tall and strong for her age, she earned the reputation as a ferocious dodgeball player at Pleasantville Elementary School in Westchester, New York. When she got control of the ball the other side didn’t just dodge, they ran screaming for cover!
She excelled at swimming, skiing and tennis and enjoyed team competitions. Summer was her favorite time of year because she shared so many joyful days at Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, with her Slote family cousins and in Madison with her Burris family cousins.
Madonna excelled in college, graduating summa cum laude from Marymount College. She then joined IBM as a sales representative.
Her greatest life legacy is the work she did with people. She spent many years living in, and working for, nonprofit organizations that were dedicated to helping people heal and transform their lives. Her own courage, wisdom, compassion and ability to find humor when faced with great life challenges — including four surgeries for lung cancer — served as an inspiration to the many lives she touched during those years.
She dedicated the last part of her life to spending time with her family, including being a traveling companion and aide to her father after the death of her mother.
In addition to her mother, Madonna was predeceased by her beloved younger brother and best friend, Arthur Logan Mahon, who died in November 2020.
She leaves behind her father, sisters Maura Ellen Mahon and Nancy Beth Mahon, sister-in-law Susan Trerotola, nephew Christopher Logan Trerotola-Mahon, niece Emelia Ann Trerotola-Mahon and many treasured cousins from the Mahon, Burris, Fitzpatrick, Slote and O’Leary families.
She also leaves behind her cherished dogs and constant companions, Fluffy and Nyla.
A memorial Mass was held May 21 at Saint Margaret’s Church in Madison. Donations may be made in her memory to any local ASPCA. To sign the online guest book, visit www.swanfuneralhomemadison.com.

— Obituary submitted by the family

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