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Beverly McDonough

Funeral services for Beverly McDonough, age 105, of Ogdensburg, NY, will be held in April at St. Mary’s Cathedral at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Spring. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mrs. McDonough passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home.

Beverly is survived by two daughters; Mary Judith Lockwood and her husband, Charles, of Camillus, NY and Fort Meyers, FL and Sally Planty of Ogdensburg, NY; one son, C. Kevin McDonough and his wife, Barbara, of Ogdensburg, NY; twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Beverly was born on April 28, 1913, in Ogdensburg, NY, the daughter of Thomas J. and Mary (Lundy) Mallett. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1931. Beverly married Charles J. McDonough on July 9, 1935, at St. Raphael’s Church in Heuvelton, NY with Rev. Harold J. Martin officiating. He predeceased her on November 14, 1974. Beverly was first employed by the Strand Theatre as a cashier and later worked for Empsalls Clothing Store, managed the hat shop on Ford Street and also the uniform shop here in Ogdensburg.

Beverly enjoyed playing solitaire, reading, sewing, gardening and spending time during the winter months in Florida with her children. She was an avid NY Mets fan and Notre Dame Football fan. Mrs. McDonough was actively involved in Republican Party politics and was also an election inspector in the city for many years. Beverly received the Betty Kaplan Award in 2004.

Donations may be made in Beverly’s memory to St. Mary’s Cathedral, 125 Ford Avenue, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or St. Joseph’s Home, 950 Linden Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

15 Condolences

  • Janice Graveline Silver Posted March 4, 2019 8:44 PM

    Sally and Judy, I was so sorry to read this. My sincere condolences to you and your families. She was a remarkable woman,

  • Dean Hebert Posted March 5, 2019 7:46 AM

    Dean and I are truly sorry for your loss. Please know at this time you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Dean & Diane Hebert

  • Kathleen Bouchard Posted March 5, 2019 10:28 AM

    Very sorry for your loss. I loved working with your mom many years ago at election time. She was quite a lady!

  • John Carroll Posted March 5, 2019 1:05 PM

    Kevin, Barb. and family, We are very sorry to lean of your Mom’s passing. Share your memories and she will always be with you, God Bless, …..Jack and Linda

  • Nancy Amo Posted March 5, 2019 1:14 PM

    Kevin and Barb, so very sorry for the loss of your mother, she was a strong and great lady

  • Randy & Micha Elie Posted March 5, 2019 1:42 PM

    Kevin, Barb and family, we are so sorry for you loss, We will keep you in out thoughts and prayers.

  • Janice Bouchard Posted March 5, 2019 2:46 PM

    To the family of a great lady. Your Mom will surely be missed. What a blessing to live for 105 years. Prayers are with you at this time. Jan & Don Bouchard

  • Stephanie and Joseph LaShomb Posted March 5, 2019 4:33 PM

    Kevin and family we are so sorry to hear about your moms passing.

  • Diana & Jeff Swanson Posted March 5, 2019 6:52 PM

    Dearest Kevin, Barbara & Family,
    Jeff and I were saddened to hear of your loss. What a wonderful life to have reached the age of 105. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  • Elizabeth Halpin Posted March 5, 2019 9:30 PM

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! What a wonderful life for a wonderful lady. God bless you all🙏

  • the messina family Posted March 6, 2019 10:19 AM

    kevin and family I am so sorry for your loss bev was a great lady may she rest in peace helen,rob messina and mariana hart

  • Bill Nelson Posted March 7, 2019 3:15 AM

    To the entire McDonough family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Bev was a wonderful, kind hearted person, and always a joy to talk with. My foray into politics is because of Bev when she invited me to the City Republican Committee meeting to talk about running for City Council. She was small in stature but had a gentle, but firm way of convincing you to say yes. Her 100th birthday celebration was a great day and tribute to a wonderful person. It was a privilege and honor to have known Bev, she left a positive mark on this world and we are better for having her a part of our lives. Rest In Peace Bev.

  • Dave Trudeau/Don Walter Posted March 10, 2019 10:54 AM

    Kevin and family very sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Nancy and Joe York Posted March 10, 2019 2:46 PM

    Kevin and family, so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.

  • Joe and Sharon Mahoney Posted March 18, 2019 2:46 PM

    Dear Kevin, Barb and Family,
    Just learned of the passing of your Mom. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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