William McDonough

William Bernard "Butch" McDonough Sr.

Monday, July 1st, 2019
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William Bernard “Butch” McDonough Sr., 83, of Stonington, CT, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London.

A full obituary will appear at the earliest convenience of the family.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4-7pm at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. A Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10am on Saturday at St. Mary’s Church, 95 Main St., Stonington. There is no procession from the funeral home to church. Burial will follow at Stonington Cemetery, Stonington. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the St. Jude Children’s hospital in Butch’s memory. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 5th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, July 5th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Mary's Church
    95 Main Street
    STONINGTON, CT 06378
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  • Interment

    Stonington Cemetery
    North Main Street
    stonington, CT 06378
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Michael A. Tucker

Posted at 06:56pm
To the family of Bill.
Let me express my most heartfelt condolences on your loss. Bill and Linda are now reunited in Heaven. Bill and I worked together for many years at Dodge Pond and then after his retirement, I worked for him when he ran Independent Electronics. Bill was always a great friend as well as an excellent co-worker. I will most certainly miss him and his wonderful sense of humor. May his soul rest in peace forever.

Joan-Alice Taylor

Posted at 06:02pm
My memories are those of a neighbor and schoolmate of Russell's. I moved away a long time ago but the McDonough's are frequently in my thoughts. I remember Butch in his police uniform when he and Linda lived next door and I guess he lived there until his passing. I remember when their children were born and Russell was excited to be an uncle. Butch and Linda were good friends and neighbors to the Taylor family. I am sad to hear of his passing.
With love and blessings,
Joan-Alice Taylor
Newington, Ct

Eileen Sylvia

Posted at 10:16am
I have wonderful memories of my Uncle Butch and his family, spending many summer days at the family home on Stonington Harbor during my youth. Uncle Butch had a tradition with his nieces, nephews and their children whereby they would go through an "initiation" of sorts. When visiting Stonington for the first time, Uncle Butch would take them on a boat ride all the way out to Bouy #3 in the Harbor, where he would recite a poem and present them with a Bouy #3 t-shirt to make the initiation memorable.
I also recall a weekend visit to his and Aunt Linda's home with my Mom, his sister. My Mom, Aunt Linda and myself were sitting around the dining room table sipping our morning coffee. In walks Uncle Butch in his crisp dark blue police uniform and shiny shoes, obviously wanting to impress us. I was impressed until I saw the white socks and asked him "who do you think you are, Barney Fife?" I don't think I ever heard him laugh so hard.
I love you very much and will miss you, Uncle Butch!

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