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Edna "Skip" McDonough

January 8, 1932 — January 9, 2020

Edna "Skip" McDonough

Edna Grace “Skip” McDonough,  88, of Beaver Island, passed away on January 9, 2020 at Charlevoix Area Hospital surrounded by her family.

Skip was born on January 8, 1932, in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Ralph and Marie (McGeath) Johnson.

She was a graduate of Mercy Central School of Nursing in Grand Rapids.  She married Joseph Lloyd “Bud” McDonough on November 6, 1954.  Skip enjoyed spending time with her family more than anything else.  She also spent many hours playing cards and drinking wine with all her friends.  She was a faithful,  long time member of Holy Cross Catholic Church on Beaver Island.

She is survived by 7 children, Timothy (Denise) of Beaver Island, Thomas (Laurie) of the Villages, FL, Daniel (Kathy) of Gainesville, FL, William (Tammy) of Beaver Island, James (Diane) of Beaver Island,  Lynn McDonough of Beaver Island, Todd (Julie) of Cedar, 23 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph “Bud” McDonough, Granddaughter Logan McDonough, 2 sisters, Joan Tiggleman, Beverly Albrecht as well as her parents.

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 12 from 4-6 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, January 13 at 11:00 a.m. also at Holy Cross Church  with Fr. Jim Siler and Fr. Pat Cawley

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery following mass.  Following burial there will be a luncheon at Holy Cross Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to, Holy Cross Catholic Church 37860 Kings Hwy, Beaver Island, MI 49782, Charlevoix Community Foundation PO BOX 718, East Jordan, MI 49727, PABI Community House PO BOX 494. Beaver Island, MI 49782, the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids 2025 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3811.

Arrangements are being handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

Online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.

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