Obituary of Harry J. McDonough, Jr.
Harry J. McDonough, Jr., 89, of Malta, beloved husband for nearly 68 years to Margaret Mazzone McDonough, entered into eternal life surrounded by his family at home on Thursday, April 21, 2022.
Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Harry J. and Ruth Brooks McDonough and attended Cathedral High School. Harry played basketball in high school where his wife Peggy first saw him and was captured by his beautiful blue eyes. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, an expert rifleman, he was blown out of a fox hole sustaining a lifelong knee injury. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two stars, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and his Honorable Discharge.
Mr. McDonough was a Pressman at Boyd’s Printing Co. in Albany, and started M & M Painting. Once moving to Saratoga County, he and his wife were the proud Owners/Operators of the Chamber Lane Motel in Round Lake for 40 years.
Harry enjoyed attending his kids’ and grandkids’ sporting events, recitals and teaching his grandchildren his DIY skills, there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. He loved playing with his great grandchildren as well. Harry could be seen hitting the dance floor at family weddings bringing everyone along to join in the dance with him. He was known to place a bet or two on a horse at Saratoga or Tampa Downs. Harry and his wife retired to Florida for quite a few years where he loved going to the beach, flea markets and finding a good bargain at a garage sale.
He was a member and a communicant of Corpus Christi Church.
Beloved husband of Margaret, devoted father of Harry “Maya” (Maggie) McDonough, Peggy (Robert) Lowen, Laura (Glen) Zampino and Anthony McDonough, brother of the late Marion “Peachy” McDonough and Marilyn “Joan” Melucci, also survived by 8 grandchildren, (Katie, Alyssa, Sean, Matthew, Heather, Christopher, Tia, and TJ, 6 great grandchildren (Elliot, Cameron, Charlie, Jackson, Jameson and Lily) and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visitation on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 RT-9, Clifton Park, NY 12065 and to his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 2001 Ushers Rd., Round Lake, NY 12151.
Interment with military honors will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.
The McDonough family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Julie Phillips, at the VA, for her guidance and kindness during the last few months of his life.
Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Harry J. McDonough, Jr.
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MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
INTERMENT WITH MILITARY HONORS
In Loving Memory
Harry McDonough, Jr.
1932 - 2022
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