Barbara Ann Boyd McMahon

Published 10:08 pm Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Barbara Ann Boyd McMahon, 86, passed away April 10, 2019. She was born in Charles Town, W.Va., the daughter of the late Charles Clarence Boyd and Bertie Mae Wagaman Boyd. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, John Carroll McMahon. Barbara had a long career in Tidewater area grocers, beginning at the Giant Food grocery in the bakery department at Janaf Shopping Center in Norfolk in the late 1950s. The Giant Food was purchased by A&P, and Barbara continued working there as a cashier and became head cashier and bookkeeper. A&P evolved into SuperFresh, and Barbara worked there at a Virginia Beach location as a bookkeeper and cashier until she retired after more than 30 years of dedicated service.

Barbara is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda C. and David L. Spelce; sons and daughters-in-law, John P. and Marguerite J. McMahon, Michael B. and Karen Lewin McMahon; and grandchildren, David L. Spelce Jr., Christopher L. Spelce and Matthew A. McMahon.

A funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019, at West End Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Peterson and the Rev. T. Floyd “Skip” Irby Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Condolences may be registered online at

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