Edward J. McDonough, 70: Veteran, entrepreneur

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Edward J. McDonough, 70, died Oct. 27, after a three-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Portland on Aug. 27, 1942, a son of Thomas J. and Mary (Feeney) McDonough, Sr.

McDonough lived in Florida for many years before returning to Maine in 1990.  He was self-employed in the automotive industry. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Thomas J. and Patrick; and sister Philomena (Meeney) McDonough Manderville.

Survivors include his wife, Linda (Connell) McDonough, of South Portland; three daughters, Leslie Ace and husband Brian, of Bushkill, Pa., Barbara Beckwith and husband Nester, of Harrison, and Brandy Hynes of Florida; son John McDonough, of Naples; four brothers, Michael, of Brandon, Fla., Coleman and wife Faye, of Seffner, Fla., William and wife Theresa, of Portland, John and wife Betty, of Westbrook; a sister, Mary Ann Baker, of Sanford, Fla.; three grandchildren, Kaci and Charlie McDonough, and Rainey Beckwith; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Nov. 1 at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home in Portland. Burial with military rites will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Animal Refuge League, P.O. Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098.