John J. McDonough Sr.
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John J. McDonough, Sr.
Montague - John J. McDonough, Sr., age 85, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York. Born in Sussex to the late Martin and Margaret (Allecca) McDonough, John had lived in Sussex County all of his life. Mr. McDonough had been self-employed, owning an operating his own insurance agency before his retirement.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his grandson, Martin McDonough, Jr.. Mr. McDonough is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Betty Jean (Kays); his sons, John, Jr. and his wife Peggy of Port Murray, Martin and his wife Suzanne, and Robert and his wife Lisa of Milford, PA; his daughter, Michelle Sullivan of Milford, PA; his sister, Deanna Grad of Bayside, New York; twelve grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews that adored him.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at St. Mary's Church, 50 Ball Street, Port Jervis, New York. Private cremation services will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made in John's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank Street (Route 23), Sussex. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com

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Published in The New Jersey Herald from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2020.
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December 2, 2020
John and Betty are two of the nicest people I know. I worked with John many years ago. They both always had a smile on their face. Family is very important to them. Betty's mother (Aunt Clara) was my father's wonderful sister and our wonderful aunt. Dad loved her always. Rest in peace John.To John's family, you will always smile when you think of John. I know I do.
Betty' cousin Darlene (Predmore) Bennett and family.
Darlene Bennett
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November 19, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Thinking of you at this time. I'm so sorry to hear about John.
Barbara White
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November 19, 2020
Betty, John, Marty, Bobby, Michelle and families... I'm saddened to learn of Mr McDonough's passing. I have many great memories over the nearly 50 years of knowing him. Mr McDonough was as strong, smart and caring as they come! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
George VanderMeulen
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