Clarence D. MacMahanOctober 21,2013
Clarence D. MacMahan
Clarence D. MacMahan
WATERFORD — Clarence Delbert “Mac” MacMahan, 86, passed away in the comfort of his Waterford home at 2105 Hale Road on Thursday evening, October 17, 2013. Born in Bath, Maine, on May 28, 1927, he was the son of the late Clarence Delwin and Lena J. (Carter) MacMahan.
Mac lived on Five Islands, Maine, and was a graduate of Eliot (Maine) High School. Joining the U.S. Navy right out of high school, Mac served during WWII on the USS Leyte and the USS Randolph. Following his discharge, Mac worked at the Portsmouth, N.H., Shipyard.
Mac started his construction career working for the Landers and Griffin Co. of Kittery, Maine, and then moving to Vermont in the early ’50s. He was employed as a grader operator for several contractors that included Lane Construction Co., the Perini Co. and the Morrison Knudson Co. His grader vocation found him working on the Vermont highway systems of Interstates 89 and 91, covering about three-quarters of the total roads constructed. He also worked on the Westover Air Base in Massachusetts, as well as the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire for the Alvin J. Coleman and Son Co. Retiring in 1989, Mac enjoyed his time fishing, hunting and cutting and stacking firewood for his home.
Mac is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sharon (Lumbra) MacMahan of Waterford; his children, James MacMahan and his wife, Mary, of Springfield, Amy Snellings of Powhatan, Va., Dan MacMahan and his wife, Janine, of Guildhall; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his two sisters, Roberta Spinney and Verna Davis, both of Eliot, Maine; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.
It was Mac’s desire to have services be private for family.
For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Waterbury American Legion Post 59 Veterans Fund, PO Box 417, Waterbury, VT 05676; or to the Kingdom Community Food Shelf, 36 Steeple Place, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit us at www.perkinsparker.com and Facebook.
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