Mary Margaret Mahan
Mary Margaret Mahan, 82, of Plattsburgh, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at UVM-CVPH Medical Center following a short battle with cancer. She was born in Natick, Mass., on July 31, 1937, the daughter of Nicholas and Marie (Garry) Soter.
Following graduation from high school, she became a military wife and mother. She married John S. Mahan on Feb. 23, 1957. She retired from K-Mart and after a brief retirement she began her 21 years of employment at Walmart in Plattsburgh. She loved baking, word search puzzles and spending free time with family, friends and her beloved dog and best friend Joseph. She made the best chocolate chip cookies in the North Country and was always willing to lend a helping hand.
She is survived by her children; Jeanette Conners and her husband Keith of Morrisonville, Cynthia LaMarshe and her husband Edward of Plattsburgh, Mary Mahan and Mary Ellen Light of Florida, Helen Hernandez and her husband Rene of North Carolina, and John Mahan of Plattsburgh, her sister Catherine Holsomback of Northboro, Mass., several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 40 years, John S. Mahan, her sister Jean Cox and her husband Ronald, and brother-in-law Lowell Holsomback.
The family would like to thank the staff at CVPH and Meadowbrook for the wonderful care they gave Mary in her final days.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, American Cancer Society or charity of one's choice.
Calling hours will be Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, (518) 561-3980. Online condolences may be offered at
Published on October 21, 2019


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Paula Ashley
Oct 25, 2019
On Friday mornings i would always go to Walmart and chat with Mary as she checked me out with my groceries. I would always wait in Mary's line no madder how long or short it may be. She is a kind loving lady..She shared her delicious chocolate chip cookies with me as she said "Betty Crocker doesn't have anything on me".She will be missed by all RIP Mary
Susan, John, Kyle, Dan, Erin , and Murph
Oct 22, 2019
We will miss you Aunt Mary! Forever in our hearts.
Edmoth and Michele Matthews
Oct 20, 2019
We are so sorry...sending love and thinking of all of you! ❤