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William J. McDonnell

1935 - 2020
William J. McDonnell Obituary

William J. ("Mac") McDonnell, 85, passed away peacefully Sept. 17 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Scranton on July 26, 1935, to the late Francis and Helen McDonnell. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Phillip and Francis Jr.

He was a graduate of South Catholic High School, earned a degree in accounting from the University of Scranton, and proudly served in the United States Army.

A certified public accountant for over 40 years, Mr. McDonnell co-founded the firm McDonnell & Smith, and later established his firm, McDonnell and Associates. He served on various local government and Lackawanna County boards.

Over his lifetime, he was an avid skier and enjoyed playing golf, racquetball, tennis, going for hikes with his beloved dog, Quincy, biking, and other outdoor activities.

He was a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and never missed an annual dinner. He was also a season ticket holder of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons.

He is survived by his wife, Angela Musto McDonnell of 57 years, and their five children, William Jr. and wife, Patricia (Jeffersonville), and their four children, William III, Nicole, Ryan and Matthew; Maria and Michael Giesing (North Stonington, Conn.), and their two children, Jessica and Joseph; Patrick and Heather McDonnell (Wallingford, Conn.), and their three children, Jack, Mae and Cole; Christopher McDonnell and Erica Comine (Scranton), and his two children, Patrick and Aidan; and Sean McDonnell (Philadelphia); and his sister-in-law, Nancy Musto, who visited him weekly.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Riverside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and the CNAs, nurses and staff for their exceptional care during his stay.

Family and friends are invited to a viewing Wednesday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 316 Williams St., Scranton. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. Social distancing, masks and capacity restrictions will be observed. Interment will be private at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements, Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc., 1900 Pittston Ave., Scranton, PA 18505.

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