In Memoriam : Robert McDonough

Robert McDonough Robert M McDonough - age: 75
(February 27, 1940 to October 26, 2015 )
Resident of Limington, Maine

Visitation Information:
Funeral services will be held in his hometown of Milton, Massachusetts, Thursday morning visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite St Milton 9 to 10:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Marys of the Hills Church, Milton, 11:00. Interment with US Navy Military Honors at Milton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in Bob's memory to Catholic Charities

Robert Michael "Bob" McDonough, of Limington, died Monday at the age of 75. Bob was born in Boston on February 27, 1940, the towheaded only child of Helen and Michael McDonough. He graduated from Milton High School and Boston College, then joined the Navy, serving on the USS Norfolk as the Damage Control and Legal Officer on tours that took him to South America and Guantanamo, Cuba, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His love of the water was unmistakable: in his bachelor days, he lived right on Commercial Wharf in Boston Harbor, and spent many happy hours sailing the Uisce Beatha around Boston's waterways. An actuary, he worked for John Hancock Insurance, New England Mutual, and Unionmutual, which brought him to Maine with his wife Lois in 1972, and where he was part of the Pension department team. He retired in 1989 at the age of 49 -- after which time he refused to wear a suit or tie for any reason. A quiet nonconformist, Bob had a rich -- though understated -- sense of humor; many people remarked that they could never be really sure whether or not he was kidding. (He usually was!) He enjoyed his 25 years of retirement, managing their 130-acre farm, playing golf at Salmon Falls Country Club in Hollis, researching his family tree, rooting for the Patriots and Red Sox, and travelling to Ireland, where he had dual citizenship. He is survived by his wife Lois; his four daughters: Tara, Sheila, Meghan, and Kathleen; and three granddaughters: Siana, Amaya, and Lilli.

Will Payson - October 28, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
Bob was more than a business associate. We had several personal connections having come from the suburbs of from Needham and him from Milton! When he became Vice President of Marketing in Pensions it was a shock to many but not to me. I was a strong proponent to the Defined Benefit Pension Product as being the exceptional vehicle for solving the social need protection against the ultimate risk of old age and living to long so as to run out of money and to become a burden to others. Bob understood this marvelous product and the tremendous means of financing flexability it affords the Employer and employee! It was a sad day when this vehicle was torn to shreads by innocent management people who were ignorant of this marvelous product! Bob was one of the few who understood this fact! He was a GREAT person and wll be missed in many ways!! God Bless him and his family! Will Payson

Ronald Boothby - October 29, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
So sorry to read of Bob's passing. Have such fond memories of times shared with Bob and Lois at GSD at Hancock during the good old days. My sincere condolences to all the remaining family members. Ron Boothby

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