Mary Ann McDonough
Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Main Street
Plains, PA

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,, or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Published by Citizens Voice from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2021.
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Saints Peter and Paul Church
13 Hudson Rd., Plains, PA
Mass of Christian Burial
Saints Peter and Paul Church
13 Hudson Rd., Plains, PA
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God bless you Willie Rest in Peace. My sincere sympathies to the family.
Joe Harkins
December 3, 2021
Sincere condolences on this tremendous loss Joe and are in our thoughts and prayers....
Stan and Diane Wincek
December 2, 2021
Dear Joe and Family: What a great tribute and beautiful Liturgy held this afternoon at Ss. Peter & Paul Parish for Mary Ann. She was a great person and will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lore and Frank Majikes
December 1, 2021
Joe and family, I am sorry for your loss. Willie was a special person that I was blessed to have known and worked with-at McCool's Pub-many years ago. I will always remember her smiling face that made you feel good no matter what was happening. God bless you,
Chip Godfrey
November 30, 2021
Our prayers and condolences to the family, from your family in Elverson , Pa. The Esposito's We will miss you very much and always loved to see your smile and hear your laugh. Mary Ann was one in a Million. WE had a Lot of laughs over the last 35 years and will miss you very much. Till we meet again R I P. Bob, Suzanne, Billy, Robbie, Joey
Bob Esposito
November 29, 2021
Joe and family, Sorry for loss. Prayers offered.Deepest Sympathy.
David Slusser
November 29, 2021
Our hearts were saddened to here of your passing You will be forever remembered by your classmates You and your family our in our thoughts and prayers Rest In Peace Willie
Berni Omashel Smallcomb
November 28, 2021
My prayers and condolences to the family.
Michael Rostkowski
November 28, 2021
So sorry for your loss.
Nancy Cebula
November 28, 2021
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