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Irene P. “Pat” (Murray) McDonough

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, November 13th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Irene P. “Pat” (Murray) McDonough, who passed unexpectedly on Thursday evening, November 9th at Tuft’s Medical Center of Boston. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, November 14th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 10:30 a.m., immediately followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised in Revere, she was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1953. “Pat” continued onto Secretarial School in Boston & would later gain employment in the former Mystic Valley Gas Co. of the North Shore as a secretarial administrator. Later in time, she took a position with State Street Bank & Trust in Boston as a word processor in the newly formed computer division. Her five-year employment with State Street, ended when “Pat” took on the title of care-giver for her dear Mom (Irene A. (Vose) Murray) & her beloved husband, Dr. Frederick J. McDonough, Jr., when they became critically ill. Dr. McDonough was a former Revere School Principal & Administrator, who passed in September of 1995. Her Mom hailed from one of Revere’s oldest families, along with her late Dad, Paul M. Murray, also a member of one of Revere’s settling families. “Pat” has always been a family person, regardless of whether you were an immediate family member or part of her extended & vast family, she was ever present for solace, comfort & a generous heart.

She is the cherished mother of Kathleen I. McDonough & her wife Denise Lamoureux of St. Petersburg, Fl., Diane McDonough-Goff & her husband Phillip of Mansfield & Frederick J. McDonough, III & his companion Kim Briggs of Revere. She is the devoted grandmother to Matthew Goff of Mansfield & Colleen Goff of Mansfield, Zanelle Briggs, Ashley & Brittany Griffin, all of Revere. She is the dear sister to John V. Murray of Amesbury, Richard P. “Skip” Murray of Wilmington & the late Charles F. Murray, Paul J. Murray & Leo M. Murray. She is the faithful sister-in-law to Genevieve M. Murray of Revere and she is lovingly survived by a great-granddaughter, Izabelle Briggs & many proud & devoted nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. “Pat” was always more than an “Aunt” to her many nieces & nephews, often she became their surrogate “Mom”.


Visiting Hours

Monday, November 13th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, November 14th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Special Olympics Massachusetts, 512 Forest St. Marlborough, MA 01752.

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  1. Lynn Simone Ristino
    Nov 14 2017

    OMG I just heard!

    I’m so sorry to hear your Mom passed away omg Payson street will never be the same.

    My heart goes out to you all Fred, Diane and Kathleen!!

    Thoughts and Prayers
    Love Lynn

  2. Vinnie
    Nov 12 2017

    Patsy and I were as close as two cousins could be-full of fun and laughter.We bowled,ice skated ,walked to the beach,went to movies together- Evie Caruso Soares mde us a threesome. I will forever treasure our life time as faithful, loving friends.

  3. Sandra Yoviene
    Nov 11 2017

    I am offering my deepest sympathies for Pat.
    Prayers are being said for her and her family.
    May she Rest In Peace.
    Love, Sandy Sciarappa Yoviene and her husband Al

  4. Marianne Marino
    Nov 11 2017

    My heart is just broke. Ma was just the kindness person I️ have ever meant. Ma was my go to mom during my teenage years and I️ always new I️ was safe and welcomed. The big White House was the most warming and caring house. She will be missed and heaven really got a wonderful angel. My thoughts are with all the McDonough’s and will keep you all in my prayers. Love you Ma and please tell Doc I️ was asking for him. Love you ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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