Obituary of Yvette R. McMahon
Yvette R. McMahon
Age 91, of Morris and formerly Romeoville and Crest Hill, passed away peacefully, Friday, August 4, 2023, at the Lightways Hospice Home of Joliet.
She was born on February 5, 1932, in New Hampshire. She married the love of her life, James McMahon in Chicago in 1953. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force at the conclusion of the Korean War and they resided in New Hampshire for a short time and then returned to Illinois where they raised their family.
In addition to her beloved husband of 70 years, James, Yvette is also survived by her sons and daughter, James "Jimmy" McMahon, Karen Berard, and Steven McMahon; several grandchildren, including Katherine "Kay" (Adam) Henderson; Chad (Laura) and Mike McMahon, Lashana; Sarah, Jacob, Anna, Joseph, and Rebecca McMahon; great-grandchildren, Briana, Makayla and Jaxson; Kayden and Nathaniel; sister, Irene Bolser, and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents, Beatrice and Adelbert Paquette; grandson, Michael A. Berard, son-in-law, Michael E. Berard; siblings, Arthur Paquette, Theresa Paquette, her twin Yvonne Cole and Diane Paquette.
Yvette and James were members of the YMCA. They enjoyed exercising there with friends and oftentimes would meet up with them at R Place to visit and dine together.
The McMahon's will always be grateful to Yvette's caregiver and friend, Gayle, who is so kind and comforting. They feel as if she's part of the family.
A Memorial Gathering for Yvette McMahon will be held Thursday, August 10, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home 1201 W. Rt. 6 (at Deerpath Drive) in Morris. A prayer service will conclude the evening, beginning at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Steve Larson officiating.
As it was Yvette's wish, cremation rites have been accorded and her final earthly remains will be interred in a columbarium at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date.
For more information please call (815) 942-5040 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.