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Phyllis M. (Slattery) McDonough
January 23, 2020


McDonough, Phyllis M. (Slattery) of West Roxbury, formerly of Jamaica Plain and Canton, age 98, passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, on January 23, 2020. She was the daughter of the late James and Mary Slattery and beloved wife of the late William McDonough Sr. Loving mother of William McDonough Jr. and his wife Candace Cox of Concord,, Marilyn Walsh and her husband Richard of Jamaica Plain, Lawrence McDonough and his wife Kathleen of West Roxbury, and the late Barry McDonough. She was predeceased by her siblings Margaret McCaffrey, Veronica Carty, Mary Cokely, Dorothy Butler, and James Slattery Jr. She leaves 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Phyllis was a long time secretary of Roslindale High School and West Roxbury High School and a past president of the St. Andrew’s Women’s Club. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, WEST ROXBURY on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Theresa Avila Church at 12 Noon. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Interment will be private. Phyllis' family would like to thank the staff of the Edelweiss unit at Deutsches Altenheim, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association 300 5th Ave Ste 6, Waltham, MA 02451. For directions and guestbook, please visit:

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Gormley Funeral Service
2055 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132