William J. McMahon, 77, husband of Theresa Auger McMahon of Stratford, previously of Bridgeport, died Feb. 26, 2010, in St. Vincent's Medical Center.

In addition to his wife of 54 years, he is survived by his children, Debbie DelBuono and her husband, Gary of Massachusetts, Brien McMahon and his wife, Amy of New Jersey, Theresa Bardes and her husband, Billy of Fairfield, Laurie Therrien and her husband, Tony of North Carolina; nine grandchildren, DJ, Nicky and Brett DelBuono, Colin, Connor and Mackenzie McMahon, Billy and Mikey McMahon, and Emily Therrien; his brothers, Robert McMahon and his wife, Betsey of Fairfield, Kevin McMahon and his wife, Eileen of Orange; his special relative, Nancy McCain of Trumbull; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, William and Anna McDermott McMahon; a sister, Maureen Halica; and his sister-in-law, Judy Kinsella.

A graduate of Sacred Heart Grammar School, Fairfield Prep, Bentley College and Suffolk University, McMahon received his degree in accounting. Throughout his career, he worked as a cost accountant for AVCO Lycoming, a treasurer for Warnaco, Saab Scania of America, and City Trust Bank, as comptroller for the City of Bridgeport and, most recently, was the commissioner of special revenue for the State of Connecticut.

He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

As a volunteer, McMahon was a past president for the Board of Apportionment and Taxation, and past vice president for United Cerebral Palsy Association of Southern Connecticut (UCPA). He was a member of the Gaelic American Club and honorary lifetime member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians -- JFK Division.

He enjoyed sailing on the Long Island Sound and beyond, sharing a game of golf with his wife and friends and competing on the field with other softball athletes. He loved his family, and was especially satisfied with the role as his grandchildren's No. 1 fan during each of their school and sporting events.

Calling hours took place March 1 in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, Fairfield. His funeral Mass was celebrated March 2 in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Fairfield; all other services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be directed to United Cerebral Palsy Association of Southern CT Inc., 94-96 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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