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Joseph Francis McDonough KINGSTON-Joseph Francis McDonough of Kingston, formerly of Ballston Spa, passed into the loving arms of Jesus Christ on May 21, 2012. Born in Kingston on July 26, 1934, the son of Bertha and George McDonough of Kingston; he was a graduate of Saint Peter's School in Kingston, Kingston High School Class of 1952 and attended Saint Bonaventure University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio where he was introduced to electronic computers. After leaving the Air Force, he was employed with G.E. at the Malta Test Site as well as UNIVAC and Grumman in the computer field and later, joined Tower Fasteners as vice president. In 1981, he returned to Kingston to operate McDonough Auto Body started by his father, where he worked until March of this year. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol Lee McDonough of Ballston Spa; sons, Kevin (Lori) of Jay, N.Y. and Tim McDonough of St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter, Tracey (Leith) of Bremerton, Wash. and their five children, Caleb, Irene, Sophia and twin boys Jeriah and Joash; loving brother, George William of Loveland, Colo. Also surviving are nieces and nephews and their children, as well as cousins. Joe was a very well known, loved and respected member of his community and his church. He will be sorely missed by neighbors, friends and relatives. He had a deep interest in aviation and was a great fan of NASCAR. The family wishes to express their most sincere gratitude to Rick Esposito and staff, for the many years of care he provided for Joe; and to Dr. Paul Donovan and staff for his last two years of care during this most difficult time. Special thanks to Dr. James Scaduto and the most efficient and compassionate staff at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck for their excellent care and attention to Joe. Funeral and cremation arrangements are under the guidance of the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home Inc., 27 Smith Ave. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral procession will form Friday 9 a.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m; Saint Mary's Church. Final prayers will be offered following mass at the Wiltwyck Community Mausoleum. Flowers are welcome. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to a .

Published in the Daily Freeman on May 23, 2012
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