Richard P. McDonough, 81, lifelong resident of Manchester died suddenly, October 1, 2023 with his family by his side.
Born in Manchester on April 1, 1942, he was the son of Joseph and Helen (Shea) McDonough. He attended Manchester schools including Central High School.
During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Army earning several service awards.
Prior to retirement, he had worked for the Manchester School District for many years, primarily at Webster and Weston Elementary schools.
Rich will be remembered for his love of family and famous banana bread. He loved supporting New England sports teams and above all else, cherished time spent with his three granddaughters. “Papa” is best remembered by his granddaughters for his thoughtfulness of others, his unmistakable laugh, and always wanting to play catch.
He was predeceased by his wife Jeanne (Gionet) McDonough in 2011 as well as siblings Marilyn Rousseau, June Roy, and Joseph “Jack” McDonough.
Family members include his son, Sean M. McDonough of Manchester; three granddaughters, Taylor, Erin, and Katelin McDonough; two sisters, Carole Riley of Haverhill, MA, and Sheila Bouffard of Manchester; several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, will be Thursday, October 12th from 4 to 7 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 13th at 10 am in St. Pius X Church, Candia Road. Burial with military honors will follow in the NH State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to K9s for Warriors (donate.k9sforwarriors.org).