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Dorothy Eileen McMahon

It is with great sadness I share that our Aunt Dorothy McMahon passed on September 16, 2022. She is the daughter of Bridget (Crowley) and Austin McMahon, sister of Isabel (McMahon) Von Driska (Paul) and is survived by her nieces and nephew, Mary Beth Sammons, Paul Von Driska (Beth) and Sheila Von Driska, great nieces and nephews Caitlin Sammons, Thomas Sammons (Ginia), Emily Sammons and Michael Von Driska and great-great nieces and nephew, Rylie, Tommy, and Keira Sammons. Strong-willed and loyal to her deep faith, Dorothy’s resilience and imaginative heart defied the suffering and lonesome misery the world often tried to exile her to. With grace and innocence, (a fierce stubbornness and always feisty), no one could take away what was real to Dorothy. Her awakened heart allowed her to engage in the world illuminating like a lantern, things that others never notice, an inner beauty expressed in her art and poetry. Her legacy lives on in her lovely poetry, her portfolio of artwork and the adventures of imagination she shared with many. Dorothy was a student at the Art Institute, and during her last decade, taught herself French on her iPad, painted hundreds of portraits, which she posted on her “gallery,” door to her room at St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly in Palatine and penned poems for friends and family. Dorothy embodied the words of English poet, John Keats: “I feel more and more every day, as my imagination strengthens, that I do not live in this world alone but in a thousand worlds.” A gift from Dorothy, her favorite poem from John O’Donohue, the Irish poet, Beannacht / Blessing for Josie https://bit.ly/GiftFromDorothy
Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, IL



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