Shrewsbury/Mashpee – William F. “Bill” McMahon Jr., 78, of Shrewsbury and Mashpee, passed away Sept. 20, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was the husband of 51-plus years to Mary L. (Plotczik) McMahon of Shrewsbury.
Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late William F. and Maria (Belculfine) McMahon Sr. Raised in Millbury, he graduated from Millbury High School in 1959 having earned 11 athletic letters. He received an Associate of Arts Degree in Accounting from Worcester Jr. College, a BS in Business Administration from Clark University and a Teaching Certificate through Assumption College.
His work career began with the American Optical Co. as a systems analysist, then Package Machinery as an inventory control manager later production manager at Parker Metal and then joined the Worcester Public Schools as an assistant plant supervisor and retired as their Director of Transportation.
He was honorably discharged from the Army and Air Force Reserves.
He was a member of the Adelphi Council #4181 of the Knights of Columbus and the Greendale Men’s Club.
An avid outdoorsman and car buff, he restored many cars and enjoyed them in various groups, including the Shrewsbury Old Car Club, the Cape Cod British Sports Car Club, and the Austin Healey Club of America. His greatest joy came from racing a modified Healey, and he ran with many clubs earning numerous awards.
Bill leaves behind his wife, Mary Lou, and three sons, Patrick of New Hampshire, Scott and his wife Lisa of New Jersey, and Brian and his wife Barbara of Massachusetts, as well as his grandchildren that meant the world to him, Gavin, Emily, Andrea and Shannon.
Family and friends will honor and remember Bill’s life by gathering for calling hours Friday, Sept. 28, from 4-6 p.m., at The Chiampa Funeral Home, ~Sumner House~, 5 Church Rd., On the Common, Shrewsbury. Burial will be private at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made in Bill’s memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 to the attention of the Dr. Taplin Research Fund.