Edward J. McDonough, 70

SOUTH PORTLAND — Edward J. McDonough, 70, passed away on Oct. 27, 2012, after a three-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis, with his loving family by his side and listening to Irish music, which he loved.

He was born in Portland on Aug. 27, 1942, the son of Thomas J. and Mary (Feeney) McDonough Sr.

Ed had lived in Florida for many years, returning to Maine in 1990. He was self-employed in the automotive industry. Ed proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his parents, Ed was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas J. and Patrick; and sister, Philomena (Meeney) McDonough Manderville.

Survivors include his soul mate and loving wife, Linda (Connell) McDonough of South Portland; three daughters, Leslie Ace of Bushkill, Pa., Barbara Beckwith of Harrison and Brandy Hynes of Florida; son John McDonough of Naples; four brothers, Michael of Brandon, Fla., Coleman of Seffner, Fla., William of Portland and John of Westbrook; sister, Mary Ann Baker of Sanford, Fla.; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Burial with military rites will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.ctcrawford.com

Donations may be made to: The Animal Refuge League, P.O. Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098.

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