Patricia Evelyn McMahon

August 4, 2013 

Patricia Evelyn Poplawski McMahon, 78, of Chapel Hill, NC, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Pat was a registered nurse and before retirement, had worked in the office of W. Woodrow Burns, MD, for over 30 years. Through her nursing and in her life, she touched many lives; she believed each person deserved all of the love and care that she could give. Pat was always able to comfort those around her, whether it was a family member, patient, or a complete stranger. She enjoyed spending time with her six grandchildren, playing cards, traveling, reading and having conversations with her friends. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all. Pat is survived by her husband, Richard R. McMahon, her brother, Harold Poplawski of Glen Dale, WV, her daughters, Cynthia Easley of Waxhaw, NC, Catherine Perret, of Tampa, FL, Debra McMahon of Charlottesville, VA, and Diane Gibb of Bellingham, WA. She is also survived by her sons-in-law, James Easley, Gerard Perret, Jr., Dan Gioeli, and John Gibb. Pat also had many children of her heart that came to her for comfort and counsel; she cherished the time she had with each one. She was a beloved wife and mother and the proud grandmother of her six grandchildren, Lauren Gibb, Jessica Easley, Cole McMahon-Gioeli, Caroline Perret, Jordan Gibb and Grace McMahon-Gioeli. In lieu of flowers, Pat requested that contributions be made to the UNC Lineberger Cancer Research, NC Women’s Hospital or any program dedicated to the treatment of cancer in children. Mass will be held at the Holy Infant Catholic Church in Durham, NC on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10AM. An open house to celebrate Pat’s life will be held at the McMahon residence from 5:30-7:30PM the evening of the 13th.

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