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FRANCIS M. MCDONNELL

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FRANCIS M. MCDONNELL Obituary
McDONNELL, Francis M. Of Needham and Humarock, January 9, 2019. Beloved husband of Marybeth (Taylor) McDonnell for 46 years. Cherished father of Elizabeth McDonnell and Justin Leeming of Newport, RI, Kate and Sean Tynan of West Roxbury, and Melissa and Jared Emond of Needham, and grandfather of Nolan and Reagan Emond, Zachary Leeming, and Caroline Tynan. Brother of Helen Smith of Woburn and the late Anne Boyle, Gregory, John, James, and Philip McDonnell, and also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. Frank was the founder of McDonnell Plumbing & Heating Inc., of Needham. Former member of the Needham Exchange Club and the Needham Knights of Columbus #1611. Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 1305 Highland Ave., NEEDHAM, Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 9:00 am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, Needham, at 10:00 am. Visiting hours on Monday, Jan. 14 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Funeral Home. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Needham. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Frank's memory to the PHCC of MA Scholarship Fund. Online guestbook and directions at gfdoherty.com George F. Doherty & Sons Needham 781-444-0687
Published in The Boston Globe from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2019
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