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Kelli E. McMahon


Rochester: Kelli Elizabeth McMahonpeacefully passed into the arms of the angels on February 19, 2013, at the young age of 56 after a short but courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Kelli left this world surrounded by those who loved her most.

Kelli was born in Carthage, New York, and graduated from Carthage Central Junior Senior High School. She went on to earn her Master’s in Public Administration from SUNY Brockport and dedicated most of her life career in the field of education and elimination of HIV/AIDS in the Rochester community.

Those that know Kelli know that she loved to be on the water, loving her dogs, being part of nature, especially the birds, and maintaining beautiful gardens. She had a tremendous love for her family and friends, and lived every moment for music and dancing. She will be missed by her friends and family, and especially Sabrina, who deeply loved and cared for Kelli throughout the long goodbye, and Judy, who stood by her through it all.

She is also survived by her loving family, especially her brother and sister in law, Kurt and Alice Koniz, cousins, Tina O’Neill and Krystal Kosztowski and several others.

At Kelli’s request, there will be no prior calling hours or funeral mass. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, March 3rd at 3 pm at Mary Magdalene Church, 401 Main Street, East Rochester, New York 14445.

Kelli’s journey was filled with special people. However, special thanks are given to the loving and caring staff of Crimson Ridge Gardens and 4-Reservoir at St. John’s Home. Kelli was cared for with dignity, love and respect in her last days because of them.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kelli’s honor to the St. John’s Home Foundation, 150 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. To share a special memory please visit

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