McDonough, James J. Jr. "Jaja"|
80, of Norwood, retired to Rockland and formerly of West Roxbury, Thursday, July 18. Born in Boston, on May 23, 1933, he was the son of the late James J. McDonough, Sr. and Rose (Sowienska) McDonough. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and worked at New England Telephone for over 40 years prior to his retirement. He was the beloved husband of Maureen (O'Sullivan) for 57 years; the devoted father of James J. McDonough, III, of Washington, Michael McDonough of Plainville, John McDonough of Quincy; Nancy and her husband Larry Scarnici of Quincy, and the late Kevin McDonough; the cherished grandfather of Ji, Grace, Karen, Kevin, Sean, Lauren, Jennifer and Lorenzo; the dear brother of Mary Buckley of Middleborough, Richard McDonough of Westwood, Daniel E. McDonough of Weymouth, and the late Patricia Coyne. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 23, at 8:00 AM from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), NORWOOD, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM in at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington St., Norwood. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Monday, July 22, from 4:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Gillooly Funeral Home
Published in The Boston Globe on July 21, 2013