McMahon, Grace Mary A 60-year resident of Manhattan Beach passed away at age 84 on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Grace was born in New York on January 6, 1926. She was a long-time parishioner and member of American Martyrs Catholic Church, belonged to the Neptunian Club for Women and worked with various charities. Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, on October 11, 2010, as well as her son, Dennis. Grace is survived by her son, Bill McMahon, Jr. of Hermosa Beach, Daughters Kathleen Crusan of Long Beach and Susan Castillo of Torrance, daughter-in-law, Diane McMahon, son-in-law, Tony Castillo, and her eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Grace has a zest for life. She loved the beach and ocean, watching her granddaughters play in volleyball tournaments, and spending time with all of her cherished family and friends. Grace was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. A viewing will be held at White & Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach on Friday, November 19th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Vigil and Rosary will be held on Friday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, November 20th at 9:00 a.m. at American Martyrs Church, with a burial immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. A reception will be in the Blessed Kateri Room at American Martyrs on Saturday, November 20th at 12:00 p.m. Please sign the guest book at

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  1. Sue, Tony, Jillian, Kristin and Hanna, So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom, Mother-in-law and Grandma. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Let me know if there is anything we can do. God bless, The Smotrys Family

  2. Dear Bill, Diane and family, Words cannot even express our sympathy to all of you. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We love you and if there is anything we can do, please let us know. Love, Donna and Mike

  3. We are very sorry to hear about Grace she will be missed on Sunday morning at McDonalds. McDonalds will never be the same.

  4. The McMahon Family, My condolences to all of you. Grace was such a dear and funny lady, we certainly had a lot of laughs over the years She will be greatly missed. Susan LaMotte/The Village Cutters

  5. Dear McMahon Family, I recognized the notice posted in the Daily Breeze of the passing of my friend, Grace McMahon. I have known Grace for many years from the Manhattan Club for Woman and I used to meet for breakfast at “Tom Boys” on Manhattan Beach Blvd. with a number of ladies. We had fun sharing the latest stories and experiences we had. I have lost track of so many of these ladies by now and since Nicki Henderson passed away a few years ago most of these ladies stopped meeting. These were special ladies and we had a lot of fun. My regards to the family of a special lady who will be missed by many. Sincerely, Shirley Borden

  6. Kathleen, Susan, Bill & Family My heart goes out to all of you. Your Mom has always been so special to me. I am blessed to have had both your parents in my life.They always made me feel like part of the family. I have so many wonderful memories and will miss them greatly. My love to all of you. Sue

  7. To the entire McMahon Family: Al and I send our love and condolences to you all. Our hearts are broken, too. Your mom always made us feel so very welcome whenever we were together. I can still hear her saying, “Don’t forget the jello, it’s in the refrigerator!” We pray you all feel God’s presence during these months of unexpected events. We love you all and will keep everyone in our prayers. Cherish those family memories that we heard you share the other evening. Bill and Grace are with you forever! Love, Marianne & Al

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