Published in the July 15, 2016 edition

Michael-McMahon-obit-webMELROSE — Michael D. “Mike” McMahon, 68, of Melrose and formerly of Cambridge who was a retired Cambridge police officer, died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on July 4.

Mike was born in Somerville, raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge School. He went on to receive his master’s degree from Anna Maria College in Criminal Justice. Mike resided in Cambridge until 1988 and Melrose for almost 30 years. He worked as a Cambridge police officer for over 20 years before his retirement. Mike was a member of the Cambridge and Melrose Elks Club and the Norman Prince VFW Post No. 1506 in Melrose. He loved gardening, history, Irish history, Irish Culture and traveled to Ireland several times.

Mike was the loving son of the late John P. and Marion M. (Dennis) McMahon. He was the caring brother of John P. McMahon and his wife Suzanne of Cambridge. He was the uncle of Kate McMahon of Washington, D.C. and Lauren McMahon of Cambridge. He is also survived by cousins and friends.

Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose on Friday, July 8. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home was held on Saturday, July 9, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church, Herbert Street, Melrose at 9. Burial in Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge. To sign an online condolence, visit