Mount Vernon News
  • Joseph P. McDonough

  • March 31, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — Joseph P. McDonough, 67, of Kester Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, March 29, 2010, at his home.

He was born Oct. 11, 1942, in Mount Vernon to the late William and Rosemary (Murphy) McDonough. Joe graduated in 1960 from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School and attended Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1970 and was a former vice president and manager of Peoples Federal Savings Bank and First Federal Bank, both of Mount Vernon. Joe was a member of the Mount Vernon Country Club, Elks and Jaycees. He previously served on the board of the community swimming pool and Chamber of Commerce. Joe had a passion for golf that began at age 9 when he won the caddy championship at the Mount Vernon Country Club. Joe has had four holes-in-one and two have been completed one handed.

Although Joe was involved in many civic duties, most important to him was the quality time he spent with his family. Joe coached in the Mount Vernon Little League for over 10 years and helped organize and run the junior golf program. He also served on the local orchestra guild.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Trudy (Boling) McDonough; his children, Lori (Craig) Wilson of Bellbrook and Tim McDonough of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren, Alexi, Randy, Jack, Libby, and Nina Wilson, Devon and Brendon McDonough; two sisters, Sue (Terry) Steinmetz of Mount Vernon and Teri (Roscoe) Scott of Fishers, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Bob McDonough; and a sister, Mary Ann McDonough.

Friends may call Monday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a public eulogy will be held at 7 p.m. A Mass of resurrection will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Father David J. Porterfield C.S.C. will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 1770 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Joseph P. McDonough.



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