James Joseph McDonough Jr.

May 23, 1933July 18, 2013
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James Joseph McDonough, Jr., “Jaja”, 80, of Norwood, retired to Rockland, and formerly of West Roxbury, Thursday, July 18. Born in Boston, on May 23, 1933, he was the son of the late James J. McDonough, Sr. and Rose (Sowienska) McDonough. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and worked at New England Telephone for over 40 years prior to his retirement. He was the beloved husband of Maureen (O’Sullivan) for 57 years; the devoted father of James J. McDonough, III, of Washington, Michael McDonough of Plainville, John McDonough of Quincy; Nancy and her husband Larry Scarnici of Quincy, and the late Kevin McDonough; the cherished grandfather of Ji, Grace, Karen, Kevin, Sean, Lauren, Jennifer and Lorenzo; the dear brother of Mary Buckley of Middleborough, Richard McDonough of Westwood, Daniel E. McDonough of Weymouth, and the late Patricia Coyne. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 23, at 8:00 AM from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), NORWOOD, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington St., Norwood. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Monday, July 22, from 4:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675 or at


  • Visiting Hours Monday, July 22, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 23, 2013
  • Interment Tuesday, July 23, 2013

James Joseph McDonough Jr.

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Chris Lavache

July 25, 2013

Our best wishes and warmest regards from Bob Lavache and family. Jim's zeast for life and personality is as memorable as his smile. Jim took a special place in Dad's life for almost 70 years as best friends.

July 23, 2013

To The McDonough Family:
Please accept our sincere condolences on Jim's passing. He was such a wonderful man and will always be remembered fondly.
With love,
The Lavache Family

Vanessa & Owen Scarnici

July 21, 2013

Aunt Nancy, Uncle Larry, Jenn, Lorenzo, and the rest of the McDonough family... so sorry for your loss. JaJa was loved by all of us... we're here if you need us. <3

July 21, 2013

I love you Jaja

Jim Rizzitano

July 21, 2013

Jimmy, nice guy, will miss you. Can't make the wake, am at home recovering rom a recent operation. Jim Rizz

July 21, 2013

So sorry for your loss.
Gay Ducharme

July 21, 2013

I never met a person who did not love Jimmy. He seemed to brighten any gathering with his astute observations of life, and his quick whit. He will be sorely missed by this brother-in-law and family. RIP Jim. Brian O'Sullivan