Joseph V. McDonough

Obituary
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Joseph Vincent McDonough

83, of Carmel, IN passed away on November 15, 2013. He was born in Republic, PA on December 22, 1929 to the late Patrick and Margaret McDonough.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Ruthann Simons McDonough; son, Edward P. McDonough of Indianapolis; son, Mark J. McDonough (Lori); and his three adoring grandchildren, Katelyn, Riley and Griffin McDonough, all of Carmel. He is also survived by his brothers, Robert McDonough of Mishawaka, IN and James McDonough of Corinth, TX, and his sister, Mary Margaret (Edwin) Campbell of Iselin, NJ. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack McDonough.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Duquesne University and worked for Eli Lilly & Co. for over 25 years in Manpower Planning until his retirement in 1986 to pursue what his family lovingly referred to as a second career on the golf course.

Ruthann was the love of his life and together, their greatest joy was raising their two sons and enjoying their three grandchildren. Joe would tell you his greatest privilege in life came in recent years as he cared for Ruthann, who is battling dementia.

He was a man of integrity and wisdom with a kind and generous heart. His was a life of service. He served his country as an Army veteran of the Korean War. He served his family as a devoted son, husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather. Above all, he served God with his deep, unwavering faith.

Calling will be on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Flanner and Buchanan - Carmel , 325 East Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 10655 Haverstick Road Carmel, IN 46033. Entombment will be in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Hospice, 8402 Harcourt Road, Suite 210, Indianapolis, IN 46260 or give.stvincent.org. Those who wish to express condolences to the family or sign the guest registry may do so by visiting: http://www.flannerbuchanan.com

Funeral Home
Flanner & Buchanan Carmel
325 E Carmel Dr Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 848-2929
Funeral Home Details
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Nov. 19, 2013
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