Jay McMahon, information technologist, advocate archaeologist, and avid outdoorsman passed away on June 11, 2017. He resided in Ridgefield, CT for the past 32 years with his loving wife, Dawn (Fallon) McMahon. He is survived by Dawn, sister Patti McMahon-Wulff, son Shane McMahon, daughter in-law Ann Dolan McMahon, daughter Maeve “Mev” McMahon, and three grandchildren Shane, Derrick and Kathryn McMahon.
Jay was born in Rochester, NY on April 1, 1945; the son of Joseph and Doris McMahon. He spent most of his childhood in Duchess County, NY where he grew up with his sister, Patti. While in high school he was a member of the American Legion Boys State. Upon graduation from Bucknell University in 1966, he married and began working at IBM as an IT Specialist. Later, divorced, Jay’s mentor, Louis A. Brennan, invited him to the excavation of an 18th century tenant farm in Tarrytown, NY in the late summer of 1982. It was there that Jay met his second wife, Dawn, her trowel in hand.