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11/01/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Florine McMahon

Florine O. McMahon
(13 Sept 1923 - 27 May 2009)

Newport News High School Class of February 1942

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We received word belatedly of the death of       Florine McMahon, Class of February 1942.  She passed away at The Newport in Newport News on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at the age of 85.  She was the sister of  John McMahon of VA (February 1939) and Virginia McMahon Baxter of TX, and of the late Mary McMahon Campbell, Thomas McMahon, and   Theresa McMahon Love (February 1944).

From the Daily Press - 11/01/09:

     Florine O. McMahon
    NEWPORT NEWS - Florine O. McMahon, 85, of Newport News, died on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at The Newport, after a short illness.

Born in Barnesville, Charlotte County, Va., on Sept. 13, 1923, she had been a resident of Newport News since early childhood. She attended Stonewall Jackson Elementary School, and after graduating from Newport News High School, she began a career in the insurance business which lasted over 50 years.
Florine McMahon
She was a long-time, active member of the Insurance Professionals of the Virginia Peninsula. She was an Accredited Advisor in Insurance, and a Certified Professional Insurance Woman, with a specialty in auto and casualty insurance. She loved the conventions and conferences which were held all over the United States. She was known to say that after her death, no matter where she was, she was sure to be having a good time with the "dern old insurance women."

Florine was preceded in death by her parents, Eliza and Thomas McMahon; two sisters, Theresa Love and Mary Campbell; and one brother, Thomas I. McMahon.

She is survived by her sister, Virginia Baxter; and her brother, John P. McMahon; along with numerous nieces, grandnieces, nephews and grandnephews.

Florine was a lifelong Catholic. She first attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and then became a charter member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. She had a special interest in the OLMC food pantry program.

Services for Florine will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Published in Daily Press from November 1 to November 2, 2009. (There were originally three entries; unfortunately, ony fragments had survived by the time this was actually posted.)
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November 01, 2009
"Aunt Flo will be greatly missed. She was one of those rare..."
~ Kelli Baxter

November 01, 2009

"John and Aldine, I am so sorry for the loss of Florine. An..."
~ K. Bemisdarfer

November 01, 2009

"GOD BLESS FLO. May she Rest In Peace and meet up with..."

~ Michael Kaufman


  Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the McMahon family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Text: Anonymous; trans. by Paul Gerhardt and James W. Alexander
Music: Hans L. Hassler, 1564-1612; harm. by J.S. Bach, 1685-1750

1. O sacred Head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
now scornfully surrounded
with thorns, thine only crown:
how pale thou art with anguish,
with sore abuse and scorn!
How does that visage languish
which once was bright as morn!

2. What thou, my Lord, has suffered
was all for sinners' gain;
mine, mine was the transgression,
but thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
'Tis I deserve thy place;
look on me with thy favor,
vouchsafe to me thy grace.

3. What language shall I borrow
to thank thee, dearest friend,
for this thy dying sorrow,
thy pity without end?
O make me thine forever;
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
outlive my love for thee.

"O Sacred Head" midi courtesy of - 04/08/06

"O Sacred Head" lyrics courtesy of - 04/08/06

Image of Charles Bosseron Chambers' Painting, "The Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ",
courtesy of - 03/11/09

Image of Zabateri's Painting, "The Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ",
courtesy of - 03/11/09

Red Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files since 02/01/05

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