Mary Ann "Willie" McDonough, 71, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away suddenly Thursday morning, Nov. 25, 2021, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp.
Born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Gerald J. and Mary Callahan Williams. Mary Ann was a graduate of St. Mary's High School, Wilkes-Barre. She also received a bachelor's degree in education from College Misericordia, Dallas. She furthered her education by attaining a master's degree from Millersville University. She was employed by the Wilkes-Barre Area School District for over 35 years at the Hoyt Elementary and Kistler Elementary schools.
Mary Ann was a devoted member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Miners Mills before its closure and merger with St. Dominic Church in Parsons, currently Ss. Peter & Paul Parish, Plains Twp.
She enjoyed traveling and visited many interesting destinations, making new friends everywhere she went. She loved Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Jets. On June 21, 1986, she married her loving husband, Joseph McDonough. Mary Ann was the loving mother of her daughter, Maureen.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gerald T. Williams, on January 28, 1992. Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 35 years Joe McDonough and her daughter and best friend Maureen McDonough, stepson Joseph McDonough, Jr., brother Thomas Williams and his wife, Peggy, Shavertown and numerous nieces and nephews who she loved with all of her heart, and by all the friends she loved and loved her in return.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Twp., with the Rev. Joseph A. Kearney, officiating. A livestream of the Funeral Mass will be on Ss. Peter and Paul Parish Facebook page. Inurnment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp.
Family and friends may call from noon until service time Wednesday in the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Twp.
In lieu of flowers the family ask for donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate, or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
For information or to leave Mary Ann's family a message of condolence, please visit www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.