Entrepreneur owned area businesses

Published in the October 14, 2015 edition

Thomas-McDonough-webPEABODY – Thomas P. McDonough, 87, beloved husband of Mary T. (Burke) McDonough, died peacefully at his daughter’s home in Lynnfield on Tuesday, Oct. 6 while in the comforting presence of his family.

Mr. McDonough was born in Lynn and was the son of the late Thomas F. and Mary A. (Cook) McDonough. He grew up in Lynn and graduated from St. Mary’s Boys’ High School, Class of 1945 and the Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston.

Mr. McDonough was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during the Korean War.

Tom, affectionately known as “Junior,” was an entrepreneur and operated the family businesses, the Emerald Café and the Hook and Ladder on Commercial Street in Lynn for many years. He subsequently owned McDonough Liquors in Wakefield with his wife Mary and retired in 1994.

He enjoyed his retirement in Naples, Fla. and on Cape Cod. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Lynn, the Irish American Club of Malden and was an active parishioner of St. Adelaide Church in Peabody. He enjoyed football and was a devoted fan of Tom Brady. He also adored his Golden Retriever Spike and his devoted cat Lola. His greatest joy and passion was his love and devotion for family, especially his grandchildren who affectionately called him “Bubba.”

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Mary, with whom he shared nearly 58 years of marriage. He is also survived by his three daughters and their families, including eight grandchildren: Maureen and Alan Jamal their children, Patrick and Courtney Jamal of Lynnfield; Eileen McDonough-McManus and her husband Kevin and their children, Robert, Ryan and Sean McManus of Peabody, and Sheila and Ganter and their children, Alex, Jack and Reilly Ganter of Lynnfield.

He is also survived by a beloved sister, Patricia McDonough of Danvers. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, Jack Burke of Peabody; James and Bridie Burke of Saugus; Francis and Peggy Burke of Saugus and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late John McDonough and Francis McDonough. The family would like to thank Karen MacKinnon, who lovingly cared for Tom during the past year.

His funeral was held on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Solimine Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Mary Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visiting hours were held at the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 9. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sisters of Notre Dame, 30 Jeffrey’s Neck Rd., Ipswich MA 01938. To sign the guestbook, visit www.solimine.com.