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Michael Mahon
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  • Melrose Wakefield Healthcare Nursing Department
    585 Lebanon St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“Mike my friend, one in a million, a kind, thoughtful person I will miss and remember you always. Thank you for your friendship. Rest in Peace. Love...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Helen Cronin - Melrose, MA

“I was just telling my husband about Michael a few days ago. Remembering how kind he was when we attended Melrose High School together. I am sorry to...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Arleen Cieplik Harris - FL

“It was always a pleasure to run into Michael rolling along Melrose Square. GOD BLESS ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Jack Rahill - Lynn, MA

“I am sorry regarding the loss of Michael, your loved one. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times. ...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“May Mike spend time with God in Heaven. Mike was a definite example of a man who love everything and everyone around him. Having lived on East Foster...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Raymond LeBlanc - Melrose, MA

“Our sincere condolences to Ed and Patricia, their family and friends, and all who were ever fortunate to know Mickey. The children who grew up on...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: joe palmer - Philadelphia, PA

“So sorry for your loss.Mike always had that big smile on whenever you saw him and gave everyone a big hello.I met him thru my Dad many years ago and...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Joanne Ball - Melrose, MA

“To Mike's family, My deepest condolences for your loss. It was always such a pleasure when Mike came through the doors of Turner's with a smile...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Kathleen Powers - Melrose, MA

“Eddie: Very Sorry for your loss. Even as kids you always looked out for him. It did not go unnoticed. Mickey was most definitely one of a kind. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Smith - Wakefield, MA

“I was blessed to have known Michael for most of my life. Tears are leaking from my eyes now and parting from Michael is painful. A kind and gentle...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Annabelle Shields - Melrose, MA

“I was blessed to have known Michael for most of my life. Tears are leaking from my eyes now and parting from Michael is painful. A kind and gentle...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Annabelle Shields - Melrose, MA

“from mike's student years at MHS he was remarkable! everyone knew this and respected and loved him! he possessed limitless energy and drive, a...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: earl beshong - rye, NH - Friend

“Mike was the most amazing person I ever knew. One day when he was going by he asked me to adjust his hat. The hot sun was on his face. He was...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Fran Ventola - Melrose, MA

“Michael was the bravest man I ever knew. He will be missed by all his family and friends. I have no appropriate words of condolence for for his...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: richard bretagne - worcester, MA

“Pat , I am sorry for your loss. Your brother has been a big part of your life. You have always been so proud of him and all that he had accomplished...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Joyce andMichael Barrows

“Tricia,So sorry to hear of your brother's passing. He sounds like he was a remarkable man. My sincere condolences to you and your family.Respectfully...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Suzanne O'Malley - Dorchester, MA

“I lived beside Michael for 14 years. He and his family were neighbors everyone should have. Although I have since moved, I have remained friends with...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Ann Dailey - Saugus, MA - Friend

“Dear friend you were an inspiration to all of us ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Jean O'Connor - Melrose, CA

“We will miss Michael terribly. We will especially miss our dinners aand celebrating the holidays with him and his sister Tricia and her fiancé...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Susan, John and Theresa D'Entremont - MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: John W Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Michael Mahon was born in South Boston on July 22, 1950. He lived in Melrose his entire well lived life. He died after a brief illness on June 4, 2019, age 68. Michael was predeceased by his loving parents Edward M. & Alice F. (Daly) Mahon in 2008. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School in 1969. He received the Robert Nordstrom Award at graduation for his outstanding achievement.

Michael (also affectionately known as Mike or Mickey) was a remarkable person who overcame significant physical adversity with his indomitable spirit, strong will and clever mind. Although unable to physically accomplish such tasks, he could teach anyone how to unclog a drain, bend conduit, change a door frame or rebuild a carburetor.

He roamed all over Melrose in his motorized chair, an inspirational sight. He had numerous places he liked to visit and was always welcomed; DPW, The Mayor's Office, Ozzie's garage, Turners for haddock and a double order of mashed potatoes.
He did a phenomenal job at not letting his disability stop him from enjoying a wonderful life. He has a passion for drag racing, maintaining a beautiful home and being well traveled: Canada, Indianapolis for races and even an amazing trip to Ireland with brother Ed and his sidekick/Cousin Jimmy. He also loved to tell stories and entertain; many memorable dinner parties with relatives and friends.

And we can't forget that he operated Mike's Bike Repair Shop from his home, starting at age 12 and continuing for a decade.

There are not enough words to describe the impact that Michael had on so many people. He touched so many lives and everyone that had the privilege of knowing him realizes their good fortune.

We are all better people for having Michael Mahon in our lives.

Michael was the loving brother of Edward M. Mahon Jr. & his wife Hilary of Michigan and Tricia Mahon & her fiancé Perry Yeldham of Boston. Cherished uncle of Katie Wagner & Matt of Denver, CO, Kristine Lipson & Dustin of Salt Lake City, UT and Thomas Kleinmahon & Jake of New Orleans, LA. Also survived by many Cousins, grand nieces, grand nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held at Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, on Friday June 7, 2019 from 4:00-8:00PM. Funeral procession from Gately Funeral Home on Saturday morning June 8th at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Hearts Church, 315 Main St. Malden at 10:00AM. Interment at St. Patrick Cemetery in Stoneham. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Melrose Wakefield Healthcare Nursing Department, 585 Lebanon St. Melrose, MA 02176.