Philip D. McDonough
FLORIDA Philip D. McDonough, 77, of Florida and New Hampshire, died unexpectedly, December 5, 2008, after a brief illness. He was the widower of the late Jean T. (Reynolds) McDonough who died in 1997.
A son of the late Edward F. and the late Marion (Duff) McDonough, and brother of the late Edward F. McDonough. He was born April 7, 1931, in Lowell, and was educated in the local schools, including Keith Academy. He served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Phil worked for the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald, formerly known as the Herald Traveller, and retired as Press Room Foreman from the Lowell Sun in 1987. He spent his time between Hampton Beach, NH and Pompano Beach, FL. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, bowling, and spending time in the pool. He was a Life member of the Elks as well as the American Legion. He was a prankster by nature and everyone appreciated his quick wit. In spite of all the ribbing he gave, he had many longtime friends. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed sharing his cookies and Milky Ways (cold ones) with them.
He is survived by three children, Maura A. McDonough and her partner, Christine K. Jablonski, of Tyngsboro, Martha M. Coy of Derry, NH, and Brian P. McDonough and his wife, Alisa, of Hollis, NH; grandchildren, Michael A. Coy and Haley E. Coy both of Derry, NH, Jennifer A. McDonough and Amanda J. McDonough both of Hollis, NH, and Ryan M. McDonough and Kevin D. McDonough both of Tyngsboro.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS 6 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON TUESDAY AND
2 UNTIL 4 AND 6 UNTIL 8 ON WEDNESDAY.
ON THURSDAY, HIS FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL (978 OR 800) 458-6816.
HIS FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. MARGARET’S CHURCH AT 9:30 A.M..
Church address 374 Stevens Street, Lowell MA 01851
BURIAL IN ST. PATRICK CEMETERY, HUDSON, NH.