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Obituary of James Dennis McDonough
James Dennis “Dan” McDonough, Sr., 88, of Brooksville, Florida and Keeseville, New York, passed away on November 14, 2021, in Brooksville, Florida. Dan was born in Whitehall, New York, to Matthew and Marion (Prefontaine) McDonough on July 30, 1933. He attended high school at Keeseville High School and graduated in 1950. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1952 to 1955 and completing a combat tour in Korea. He went on to earn his diploma in Funeral Services from Simmons College in Syracuse, New York, worked as a Funeral Director and owned/operated the McDonough Funeral Home in Willsboro and Westport, New York. He was the first VFW Post Commander in Keeseville, New York, served as a Trooper in the New York State Police and served in multiple law enforcement capacities in Florida. He earned his private pilot’s license and enjoyed flying immensely. He also loved to travel the United States in his RV. For his Marine Corps service, he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the United Nations Ribbon and the Korean Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Dan is survived by his spouse, Margaret (Peg) McDonough of Brooksville, Florida; his brothers, Colin McDonough of Keeseville, New York and Michael (Mike) McDonough of Morrisonville, New York; his sisters, Kathleen (Tash) O’Connor of Keeseville, New York and Susan Giroux of Morrisonville, New York; his sons, James (Jim) McDonough of Troy, New York and William (Bill) McDonough of Meridianville, Alabama; and his stepchildren, Jan Kodov of Brooksville, Florida; Scott Conklin of Port Kent, New York; Jeff Conklin of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Mark Conklin of Burnham-on-Sea, England. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Conner McDonough of Charleston, West Virginia; Jordan McDonough of Meridianville, Alabama; Matthew McDonough of Chicago, Illinois; Andrew McDonough of Saratoga Springs, New York and Nicholas McDonough of Nashville, Tennessee; his step grandchildren, Edward Bryant of New Market, Maryland; Christina Luginbuehl of Land O Lakes, Florida; Zoe Conklin of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Geoffrey Conklin of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Danielle Conklin of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania plus several nieces, nephews and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his sisters, Mary Ellen (Squeek), Jean, and Patricia, and his son, Scott. Funeral services will first be held in Brooksville, Florida, on December 4, 2021 at 11:00 am and following these arrangements, again at Immaculate Conception Church in Keeseville, New York on December 9, 2021 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at the Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery. Viewing will be held at Merritt Funeral Home on December 3, 2021 from 2:00-5:00 pm in Brooksville, Florida. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 124 Clinton Street, Keeseville, 834-7667.
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