Jan. 31, 2024
11 a.m. - noon


Jan. 31, 2024



Annette Louise McMahon, a great light in the world, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Friday, January 26, 2024.

Born in Leming, Texas on July 6, 1938, she was the second child of Susan and George Jaggy. She graduated from the Baptist School of Nursing in San Antonio. Annette after meeting her husband, George McMahon, married in Corpus Christi, TX in 1961 and moved to Norwalk, Connecticut. In Connecticut, Annette continued her nursing career before starting a family. Annette was the adored mother of eight children who will remember her as a beacon of great love, wisdom, charm, and kindness.

There was always room for one more at the McMahon table, always a good old fashioned home remedy for an ailment and always an environment of encouragement. Annette was a role model for ensuring that family and togetherness were held in the highest regard. Annette was renowned for her indelible style and resourcefulness. This was illustrated in the fantastic murals she painted in the family home and the ability to prepare five course (themed) meals in a moment's notice. If you experienced a dinner at Annette's house, you never forgot it. This was one of her missions in life, to foster a spirit of uniqueness and engage everyone. Annette stayed true to her Texas roots but she also embraced new experiences with enthusiasm. There wasn't a medium of art that she didn't try or a new place to which she wouldn't travel. Among her many interests,

Annette was a faithful parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Morganton. a certified Master Gardener, an accomplished seamstress, and a member of the Widows club and Faith Formation group. She also participated in events for the Diocese of Charlotte. Annette enjoyed the Ultreya Prayer Group and the Hickory Book Club, and she volunteered to support neglected children in the North Carolina Guardian Ad Litem and tutored ESL school children.

Annette is survived by her children: Suzanne, Timothy, Daniel, Valerie, Deborah, Michelle, Rachel and George; thirteen grandchildren; and brother, George B. Jaggy Jr.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George McMahon; and sister, Lilly Fassnidge

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. The funeral Mass will be held at noon in the church.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Sacred Heart Southern Missions.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Mom, Your faith was beautiful. I love and miss you. I know more than anything you would want every one of your children, family, and friends to share in the beauty of faith that brought you beautiful life and life eternal. I love you. Shelley

—Shelley DiBias
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Aunt Annette had a bigger than life personality and was kind and generous to everyone.Our prayers and hearts are with you all,sincerely the Hammers.

—Dave,Mary,Isaac Hammer
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We know that those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday Unseen, unheard, but always near. They will be truly loved and missed, my dear. Their memories will always be in our minds and hearts. Our deepest condolences go out to all of Annette's family. sincerely Angie E & Gerald Korus, San Antonio, Texas

—Angie E & Gerald Korus
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—Daniel Manzano
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I will always remember. with love, my life long friend of 85+yeaes, and how badly I wanted to see you one more time. I enjoyed talking to you, doing face time with you. and hearing about your children and grandchildren. I will always remember the beautiful bright RED wall in your bedroom at Leming. I Love You, My Dear Friend, and I will forever Remember you. May you rest peacefully in His Loving Arms. Until we meet again, my dear friend. I Love You. Mary Ellen Neill Miller

—Mary Ellen Neill Miller
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—Annette Smith
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One of the kindest souls that I have met has left this world. I am truly saddened by her passing but so happy that Joe had her family by her at the end. God bless.


I am soo sorry for your loss. May God lift you up with his Love and the Angels wrap you in their wings of peace and comfort!

—Joyce Flowers