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Thomas Patrick McDonough
September 28, 2023
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Thomas Patrick McDonough, 90, a lifelong resident of Carbondale, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday September 28th. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, the former Florence Grum.
Born in Carbondale, son of the late Thomas and Genevieve Maxwell McDonough, he was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale.
Tom proudly served in the US Navy in Korea, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the Korean War Medal with one battle star. Upon his return, he worked for several years for Gillen’s Coal Mining and Glen Alden Mines. The next six years were spent working for Bethlehem Steel, Steam Ship Division as a licensed AB Seaman sailing from Duluth, MN to Lackawanna, NY.
Most of Tom’s years were spent driving truck as an owner operator and independent contractor. Driving for over 46 years, he covered over 5 million miles accident free! His last 14 years were with Rosenstein Produce. He retired from Teamsters Local 229 in 1991. Tom was a long term member of the Knights of Columbus Post 329 3rd degree member Carbondale, VFW Post 4712 Simpson, Teamsters Local 229, Scranton, and DAV Chapter 52, Carbondale.
Surviving are three daughters: Barbara Arnold and husband Rob; Cathy Phillips and husband Steve; Judith Arnold and husband Jeffrey; a son: Thomas McDonough and wife Genell; seven grandchildren: Michael, Laura, Keith, David, Michael, Melissa, Genna; ten great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his faithful companion Austin.
The funeral will be Tuesday October 3rd from the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. Interment with military honors will follow in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call Monday, from 4 to 7 pm.