Former Calverton resident Rita T. McMahon of Middle Island died Dec. 5 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. She was 88.
She was born in Manhattan May 1, 1925, to John and Amelia McGuire. She was a librarian at Riverhead Free Library and family members said she was a people person who loved reading, gardening and playing cards.
Predeceased by her husband, Joseph, in 2000 , Ms. McMahon is survived by her daughter, Rita Strein of Selden; her sons, Edmond King of Indiana, Stephen King of New York and Tom King of Clifton, Va.; her sisters, Carol Meyers and Joan Kuba; her brother, Daniel McGuire; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family received visitors Dec. 8 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service took place Dec. 9 at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead. Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery.