Winifred M. “Winnie” McMahon

HANCOCK – Winifred M. “Winnie” McMahon, 85, of Franklin Mine Location on Quincy Hill, died at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

She was born in Trimountain on September 18, 1927, to the late Richard and Jennie (Aho) McGinty.

Following graduation from Houghton High School, she went to the Beauty Academy in Marquette and then worked for Marshall DesRocher.

She married John “Jack” McMahon in Houghton on May 18, 1949. He preceded her in death in 1993.

While married, the couple owned and operated McGinty’s Resort in Copper Harbor for the summer seasons until 1968. She also owned and operated the Twin City Style Shop in Hanock until 1980.

Winnie was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church on Quincy Hill where she belonged to the Altar Society. Later, she became a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Hancock and volunteered at the St. Vincent DePaul store in Hancock. She was a member of the Ladies’ Knights of Columbus, the Daughters of Isabella and was a life member of the Society of the Flower. She formerly belonged to the local Professional Womens’ League and the Chamber of Commerce.

Besides her husband and parents, Winnie was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard “Skip” McGinty.

She is survived by her children: Ann (Jim) Weiler of Houghton, Michael McMahon (and special friend, Faye Hayward) of Eagle River and Mary McMahon of Franklin Mine; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins (including special cousin, John Tonne and Patricia McGinty).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, in the Church of the Resurrection with Rev. Fr. Brian Gerber to officiate. Burial will be in Hancock’s Lakeside Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of the Mass.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be directed to the American Cancer Society or St. Vincent DePaul Society, 204 Quincy St., Hancock, MI 49930.

The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock is assisting with arrangements.

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