Harold McMahon


Harold McMahon, 93, of Sackets Harbor passed away Wednesday morning August 9, 2017 at Hospice at Ellis Farm in Watertown.

Harold was a 1942 graduate of Sackets Harbor High School.

He enlisted in July 1942 in the Merchant Marines where he spent one year.

In 1943, Harold enlisted in the United States Navy, the Navy Seabees.  He served in the South Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the Marshall Islands and the Maryana Islands.  Harold was honorably discharged on December 23, 1945.

He returned to Sackets Harbor and married the love of his life, Margaret Towsley on May 31, 1947. They shared 68 years together until her passing.

Harold was a 50 year member of local %* Sheet-metal Workers of Syracuse.  He worked 10 years at Fort Drum retiring in 1986.

In his retirement years, he enjoyed gardening, working on and building lawn mowers and small engines.

On June 2014 he went to Washington, D.C. with an Honors Flight for World War II veterans.  He enjoyed visiting all the monuments and talked about that experience often.

Harold was a Lifetime member of Harold W. Townsend Post 1757 American Legion in Sackets Harbor, NY.

He is survived by a daughter, Linda and Ernie of Rochester, New Hampshire and granddaughters Wendy and Mark Fitzgerald of Burlington, VT. And Cathy and Wayne Garland of New Durham, New Hampshire and three great grandchildren Nia, Cole and Alexander.

A funeral mass will be held Monday August 14th at 11:00 AM at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Sackets Harbor. Burial will be in Brownville Cemetery.  Calling hours will be Sunday from 4-7 PM at the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter.  Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County 1398 Gotham St. Watertown, NY 13601.  Online condolences maybe made to dexterfuneralhome.com.