Neponset's Vinnie McDonough— a part of the Reporter family—dead at 85

Vincent J. McDonough

The Dorchester Reporter is mourning the death of one of our own this week.

Vincent "Vinnie" McDonough, beloved husband of our longtime columnist and friend Barbara McDonough, died yesterday. He was 85.

Vinnie was a great support to Barbara over her 30-plus-year tenure working at the Reporter. He also supplied many a photo for the People page and was a fixture in Reporter's office and at events before his illness a few years back.

Of course, he will be known affectionately as “Hubby” to loyal readers of Barbara’s column, “A View from Pope’s Hill."

Vinnie will be waked in Milton on Sunday and buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery following a funeral Mass on Monday.

His death notice, as delivered to us from Al Thomas funeral home, follows:

McDonough, Vincent J., of Dorchester, formerly of Jamaica Plain, died at age 85, September 19, 2019. Beloved husband of 59 years of Barbara (Short) McDonough. Loving father of Paul and his wife Alexandra Rubington of Framingham, Susan of Dorchester and Jeanne and her husband David Pratt of Rockport. Beloved grandfather of Brendan and Erin Pratt. Dear brother of Gerald McDonough of Pembroke, and the late John McDonough and Margaret Cellini. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton Sunday, Sept. 22nd from 3 to 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Christopher Church, 265 Mt. Vernon St, Dorchester, Monday morning Sept 23rd at 10:00 am. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Relatives and friends invited. Retired School Assistant Principal of the Boston School Dept. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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