Betty M. (Dunnigan) McDonough

September 1, 2020

Betty M. (Dunnigan) McDonough

Betty M. (Dunnigan) McDonough – of Ossipee, NH, September 1, at the age of eight-five. Beloved wife of the late Martin McDonough. Cherished mother of Steven McDonough, his wife Diane of Woburn, Kevin McDonough, his wife Dawna of NH, Colleen Franson, her husband James of Woburn, Marty McDonough, his wife Janice of Woburn and Kerri Costantino, her husband Gerard of NH. Dear sister of Robert Dunnigan, his late wife Lauretta of Woburn and the late William Dunnigan Jr, his wife Patty of NH . Adored nana of Lauren, Karen, Chris, Eric, Lisa, Brad, Kerryn, Michael, Nicole, and Matthew. Loving great-nana of Gavin, Finnigan, Benjamin, Myla and Riley.   

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Betty’s graveside service’s on Wednesday, September 9th at 11:15 a.m. in Woodbrook Cemetery.  Close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects prior to the service from 9 – 11 a.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn MA.  All attending, are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Remembrances may be made in honor of Betty to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01710.

Betty M. (Dunnigan) McDonough passed away Tuesday, September 1st in Freedom, NH.  The beloved wife of the late Martin “Marty” McDonough, she was eighty five years of age.

Born in Woburn, MA, Betty was the daughter of the late William F. And Bessie (Darling) Dunnigan.

Betty grew up in the Eastern Ave section of the city, attended Woburn Schools and was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1953.  

Betty’s very dear friend introduced her to a dapper young man, Marty McDonough, whom she later married and with whom she brought five wonderful children into the world.

Betty loved children and absolutely loved being a wife and mother; dedicating herself to all of their endeavors.

Keeping busy when all her children were in school, Betty began working as a Nursery School teacher followed by a career at Digital Corp until the mid nineties.  Shortly after her husband passed away in 1997, Betty moved to New Hampshire, where she made her home with her daughter Kerri.  Living in New Hampshire was a wonderful time for Betty. She was surrounded by family and most importantly some of her grandchildren.

“Nana” as she was known to them all, always cherished her time spent with her grandchildren. 

Holidays were always special times for the McDonoughs as they would all gather to celebrate a family that had started with seven people and grown to thirty.  Nana loved every minute of those gatherings.

Betty was loved by all. Her family, friends and those whom she met briefly, always enjoyed her conversations, empathetic ear, pleasant disposition and abundant wholesomeness. Betty loved her family and life, embracing each day with enthusiasm and appreciation, and living life to the fullest.

Sadly, Betty was predeceased by her parents, brother Bill Dunnigan and sister in law Lauretta Dunnigan.

Beloved wife of the late Martin McDonough. Cherished Mother of Steven McDonough, his wife Diane of Woburn, Kevin McDonough, his wife Dawna of Derry, NH, Colleen Franson, her husband James of Woburn, Marty McDonough, his wife Janice of Woburn and Kerri Costantino, her husband Gerard of Freedom, NH. Dear sister of Robert Dunnigan, his late wife Lauretta of Woburn and the late William Dunnigan Jr, his wife Patty of NH . Adored Nana of Lauren, Karen, Chris, Eric, Lisa, Brad, Kerryn, Michael, Nicole, and Matthew. Loving Great-Nana of Gavin, Finnigan, Benjamin, Myla and Riley.   

 

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Betty’s graveside service’s on Wednesday, September 9that 11:15 a.m. in Woodbrook Cemetery.  Close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects prior to the service from 9 – 11 a.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn MA.  All attending, are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Remembrances may be made in honor of Betty to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01710.

Service arrangements pending, please check back soon.

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  1. Dear Steve, Colleen, Kevin, Marty and Kerri

    My wife Rhonda and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you and all of your families. Your Mom was a loving and caring woman and we will remember her in our prayers. May she Rest In Peace.

    Mark& Rhonda Gangi

  2. To Betty’s family I send you my deepest sympathy.

    The picture of her brings back memories of growing up across from the Shamrock. So convenient leaving grade school and crossing the street to have a snack in her kitchen 😋 She was a wonderfully kind person.

    Paul Gangi

  3. Robert F Connolly Jr

    Steven, Marty, Kevin, Colleen, Kerri, the McDonough and Dunnigan families, and extended family: I’m sorry and saddened to hear about Betty’s passing. I’ve had the privilege and honor of knowing your Mom, Dad, uncle Bill Bill, Bob, and families through my Mom and Dad, and working with Betty at DEC. One of many wonderful Woburn families I’ve been blessed with getting to know and love. I enjoyed seeing your Mom every day at work and I pray she’s at peace with your Dad. I’m very sorry for your loss and my prayers are for you all. Sincerely, Bobby Connolly

  4. I worked with Betty in telephone co many many years ago.
    We were good friends .My sympathy to the family

  5. Patricia Andersen

    Marty & Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom
    Your all in my thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.
    My Deepest sympathy,
    Patty Andersen

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