EDGEWOOD - William F. McDonough, 85, of Lake Wales died Saturday, November 2, 2013 of heart failure.
He was born November 15, 1927 in Providence, RI to William and Gertrude (Shurtleff) McDonough. He moved to Florida in 1985. Mr. McDonough was a member and choir member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Haines City, played on the Winter Haven Senior Softball League until age 80, loved to watch the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox, was an avid salt and freshwater fisherman, and was heavily involved in volunteer fire service. He was a Captain on the Tiogue Fire Department, Chief of the Ladd School Volunteer Fire Company, and taught Fire Service for 3 years at Ridge Vo-Tech.
Mr. McDonough is survived by his wife of 60 years Jeanne McDonough; sons Michael (Ampie) McDonough and Mark (Leslie) McDonough, all of Haines City; daughter Karen McDonough of Haines City; brothers John (Vivian) Mc-Donough of Ft. Lauderdale and Edward (Catherine) McDonough of Pompano Beach; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 10-11 AM with Funeral Mass at 11 AM at St. Ann Catholic Church in Haines City. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Ann Catholic Church, 1265 Robinson Drive, Haines City, FL 33844. Condolences may be sent to
Published in Ledger from Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, 2013