Gillooly Funeral Home

126 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA


Phyllis Anne McDonough

April 28, 1930May 4, 2020

Phyllis Anne (Condon) McDonough, 90, of Norwood, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 4, 2020, with her family at her side. She was born on April 28, 1930 in Westwood, the daughter of the late Harold and Anne (Haarer) Boutilier. Phyllis graduated from Norwood High School with the Class of 1948. She went on to attend The Henry O. Peabody School for secretarial skills and Boston State College, where she earned a bachelor degree in Science of Education. Mrs. McDonough was a third-grade teacher at the Cleveland Elementary School in Norwood for 25 years until her retirement in 1996.

Phyllis was a generous woman and dedicated to the community. She volunteered her time as a receptionist at the Senior Center and was the former Vice President then President of Aho Grove in Walpole. Mrs. McDonough was a 35-year member of the Norwood Housing Authority. She was proud to become the first female member of the association and a complex was dedicated in her namesake in 2018. Mrs. McDonough’s greatest accomplishment was raising her seven children, all of whom she loved dearly. She was a generous woman whose legacy of love and warmth will live on in the countless lives she has touched.

Beloved wife of the late Charles C. McDonough, her high-school sweetheart with whom she enjoyed 23 years of marriage until his untimely passing in 1975; devoted mother of Catherine McDonough and her husband Joseph Hudson of Cummaquid, Charles McDonough and his wife Joanne of Hanson, Patrick McDonough and his wife Susan of Norwood, the late David McDonough and his wife Sandy of Walpole, the late Faye McDonough, Joseph McDonough and his wife Jeanmarie of Norwood, Michael McDonough and his wife Barbara of Norwood; loving sister of the late Catherine Driscoll; cherished grandmother of Charles of Billerica, Patrick of E. Walpole, Natalie of Norwood, Michael of Norwood, Brian of Norwood, Allison of Norwood, Sara of Mansfield, Lauren of Norwood, Joseph of Norwood, the late Jolena; great-grandmother of Noah, Jodon, and Mackenzie Faye. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Burial at Highland Cemetery in Norwood will be held privately; memorial services will be held at a later date. Please visit the funeral home website for the register book and pending memorial service information: GilloolyFuneralHome.com

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made in her memory to The Hundred Club: 100clubmass.org/donate


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Susan Woodall

May 15, 2020

So sorry for your loss
Your mom and grandma was a wonderful woman she will be missed

Christine Hamlin

May 11, 2020

Dear McDonough cousins,

So sorry to hear of your loss. Aunt Phyllis certainly had her hands full with you all. We have great memories of running around Norwood in the summer, going to Father Macs, grabbing snacks at your house, and playing with all you . She was a lovely lady who handled things with such grace.
Thinking of you all,
Love , Christine

Mark & Cathy Joseph

May 11, 2020

To the McDougna Family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother , our prayers and thoughts are with all of you .

Karen Kenny

May 9, 2020

John & I are sending our condolences. You are all in our thoughts.

richie webber

May 8, 2020

hello very sorry to hear mom passed on. she must of been a saint to raise you guy,s. you must have drove her crazy. your mom was a great women and loved you all. very sorry to hear.

Christopher Driscoll

May 8, 2020

We will all miss you Auntie and will always cherish our memories of you. As a child growing up & going to Cleveland school you were always there for me. Some of my special memories was being your "date" on New Years Eve with Mama & Papa and going out for Chinese Food, Boston Dinner Events, having to "sit" outside your class or just hanging at your kitchen table. As sad was we are that you have passed we are comforted knowing you are up in Heaven catching up with your big sister & Papa, Uncle Charlie, Faye & David. Now that's a fun crazy group!You were a great women and someone we always admired. Our prayers & thoughts go out to the McDonough Family. We are so grateful for the strong family ties we share and will always continue the importance of Family that you held so strong. We love you Auntie.

Paul A. Bishop

May 7, 2020

To the entire McDonough
Please except my deepest and sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. She was a great lady who cared very much about our senior housing issues. She is with Charlie once again.

Bob & Betty Marsh

May 6, 2020

Catherine, Chuckie, Patrick, Michael and Joe and entire Family ~

What a beautiful picture of a beautiful Lady!!! So sorry of your loss, but was happy to hear that she had been home at the time of her death. So very sorry that we cannot be with you all at this difficult time! So many memories over so many years. God has now Blessed her for all her labors and called her home to be with Him, your Dad, our Casey, and so many other loved ones. Look forward to a time down the road where we can all celebrate her life!

Love, Bobby & Betty


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