Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Deacon Tom Mackin, Of St. Oliver Plunkett, Dies

Published December 6, 2012

Born Jan. 20, 1933, he was a U.S. Army veteran who had served in Korea. He worked at the J.C. Penney Catalog Company for some 32 years. He loved his family and his community and had a unique sense of humor.

In a letter to the family, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory said, “Tom accomplished many wonderful things in his life—as husband, father, neighbor and friend to many. He was also a man of the Church and brought his deep faith to everything he did—particularly in his service as a deacon of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.”

Deacon Mackin is survived by his wife of 32 years, Eileen; his children, Kathleen Fohrman, Auburn; Erin and Troy Fohrman, Snellville; Shawn Hadaway, Ila; Maureen McMillan, Jefferson; his sister Lois Riemann, Iron Mountain, Mich.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

The Mass of Resurrection was held at St. Oliver Plunkett on Nov. 27.

Donations may be made in Deacon Mackin’s name to Catholic Charities Atlanta at