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Born March 16, 1940 in Saint Louis, MO and passed away on January 8, 2022.  Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church.  Loving Father of Erin Mary Boylan (David) of Dallas, Texas and Michael J. McDonough (Kathryn) of Palm Beach, FL, and doting grandfather of Alasdair (13), Oliver (12), Xenophon (5) his newest granddaughter, Aletheia (3 weeks old), David S. Boylan II and Lauren Elizabeth Boylan.  He is preceded in death by his devoted wife of 53 years, Margaret Eileen McDonough (nee Higgins).  He is preceded in death also by his parents, Joseph Michael McDonough, Sr., and Julia Mary McDonough (nee McLaughlin) of Saint Louis Missouri, as well as brothers-in-law Edward Ignatius (Billie) Higgins, John Stephen Higgins and Joseph Francis (Leta) Higgins, and sisters-in-law Mary Christine Higgins, Elizabeth Erin (Joe) Centenio of Galveston, Texas, and grandson Aloysius, born and deceased on the same day.  Mickey is survived by his sisters-in-law Patricia V. Higgins of Saint Louis, and Sheila Hawkins of Galveston, Texas and brothers  William P. McDonough of Saint Louis, Missouri and Timothy P. McDonough of Leesburg, Virginia.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

  Mickey attended St. Mark’s Grade School, where he made many life-long friends. He went on to  McBride High School, where he was both a scholar and an athlete, and then graduated from Saint Louis University. Mickey was also a proud member of the United States Marine Corps Regiment, 4th Marine Division, USMCR and was honorably discharged in 1969 after beginning his service in October, 1963.

  Mickey was a parishioner at St. Monica Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.  He retired from

Southwestern Bell//AT&T after nearly 30 years of tenure. In his spare time, Mickey was an active volunteer with varied interests and activities.  He was a member of Metropolitan Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, he volunteered for the FOCUS Marines Foundation, the USO, Toys for Tots, wrote letters from Santa to unsuspecting children, and was a member of the John Cardinal Glennon Division 2 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Marine Corps League and the Creve Coeur American Legion Post 397. Mickey loved all things green and Irish, especially Ireland and its traditional Irish Music. He boasted quite an extensive Christmas Card list, in most years addressed in green.  He loved to spend time tinkering in the yard and growing flowers that brought so much joy to his wife, Eileen.

  Mickey McDonough was a dedicated and devoted husband, father, and friend who saw the good in everyone and everything and he will be remembered for his generosity, kindness, patience, optimism and faith.

  Mickey gifted his body to Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Services: A Memorial Mass and celebration of his life will be held Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Saint Louis University High School, 4970 Oakland Avenue, Saint Louis, MO  63110. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Saint Louis University High School, 4970 Oakland Avenue, Saint Louis, MO  63110; Loyola Academy of Saint Louis, 3851 Washington Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108; The Carmelite Monastery 9150 Clayton Road, Saint Louis, MO 63124; The FOCUS Marines Foundation, serving wounded warriors, PO Box #476, Ballwin MO 63022; or a charity of your choice.