Emily Brooke McMahon, 52, of Woodstock, Connecticut passed away in her home surrounded by family on June 30, 2022. Born in Milford, CT on May 24, 1970, she leaves her beloved children, Riley Thomas McMahon and Ella Joy McMahon; her longtime companion and love Walter Scott O’Dell; sister, Lesley Joy Coviello, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews and many close friends. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Thomas Anthony Coviello and Joy Neumann Coviello.
Emily was a graduate of The Rectory School in Pomfret, CT and Gould Academy in Bethel, ME. She received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Portland School of Art in Portland, ME. Em was an artist at heart and an amazing metalsmith. Her jewelry is worn and adored by many. She taught silversmithing to many young students from surrounding schools in her home studio.
Emily was an advocate for children. She worked for the Woodstock Elementary and Middle schools as a teacher’s assistant. She took very good care of many special children over the years.
Emily was many things to many people. Her children, Riley and Ella where the light of her life. Em was especially good at keeping her flower gardens. She was very fond of spending time swimming at Dennis’ brook and loved Watch Hill and Nunn’s beach in RI during the summers. She had a soft spot for animals, especially her dogs-Lucy and Gill. She was known for her infamous and special sugar cookies and fabulous Caesar salad for holidays and celebrations. Emily loved the Woodstock Fair and was the superintendent of the Arts and Crafts department in which she took great pride in setting up and making sure everyone’s entries were well placed and ribboned.
Emily will be greatly missed in so many ways. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, and in remembrance, please donate to Day Kimball Hospital Oncology Department. www.daykimball.org/donate/
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook, please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.