Sally E. Contreras McMahon
SUNRISE, FL – Sally E. (Contreras} McMahon, passed away after a period of failing health, on March 1, 2017. She was born to Dan and Angelina Contreras in Phoenix, Arizona on November 2, 1932. She lived in California for many years before moving to Massachusetts in 1972. She married Francis McMahon and then lived in the greater Manchester, NH area prior to relocating to Sunrise, FL in 2012. In her working life, she was a waitress both in CA and MA before retiring from the Lawrence, MA School District where she had been a parent liaison.
Sally is pre-deceased by her siblings Gilbert and Joaquin. Surviving siblings Dom Contreras of Coarsegold, CA; Anthony Contreras of Surprise, AZ; Angie Baker and Armida Trottier of Bullhead, AZ; Antoinette West of Kamiah, ID.
Sally leaves her children Gregory Thompson of Oakland Park, FL; Dan Thompson and Deb Pepple of Arcadia, MI; Robert Thompson and Michael Jacobsen of Oakland Park, FL; Steven Thompson and Deborah Roberts of Canastota, NY; Scott Thompson of Plymouth, NH; Lenore Vallante and Thomas Vallante of Derry, NH. There were many others in her life who called her “Mom,” or “Grandma.”
She also leaves 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Broward Burial of Fort Lauderdale, FL is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be at a later date in Lawrence, MA. Celebration of Sally’s life will be held in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Lawrence, MA and Arcadia, MI at later dates.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sally E. McMahon Irrevocable Trust; 1980 NW 33rd Street, Oakland Park, FL 33309-5735. Fund will be distributed to causes furthering women’s health and equality.
Mar 13, 2017 4:02 PM - Entered by: Dan
Thanks Bob for doing such a great job with Mom and Greg and dealing with all of this. I love you Mom and miss you. Dan
Mar 12, 2017 4:36 PM - Entered by: ROSIE
Sally will always be in my thoughts. She was a ray of sunshine that brightened my mom's final days and gave me so much gentle encouragement. Sally is remembered by my husband and me as a woman of quiet dignity and strength. Her family, especially Bob, Mike and Greg, will be in our thoughts during the difficult days ahead. With love and gratitude, Rosie Clayton-Leslie, daughter of the late Rosa Clayton
Mar 11, 2017 5:55 PM - Entered by: Cheryl Thompson
Dan, Greg, Steve, Scott, Bobby, Lenore I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that your in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember how kind and caring your Mom was to me. I was glad that I was able to visit with her once when Dan was in town. Love Cheryl Thompson
Mar 10, 2017 1:27 AM - Entered by: Katherine
Sorry for you loss. May she RIP.