Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Snellville

Deacon Tom Mackin, Of St. Oliver Plunkett, Dies

Published December 6, 2012

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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 www.catholiccharitiesatlanta.org.