Obituary of Barbara McDonough
Barbara McDonough, of Clinton, NY, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2023.
Barbara was born in South Boston, MA, on August 14, 1937, the daughter of Festus and Mary (Kelly) McDonough. Barbara was a teacher for 50 years in the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Syracuse. During the early years of her career, Barbara was a Daughter of Charity (Sister Mary Barbara). The last 38 years of her teaching career, Barbara taught at Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School. She was an excellent chemistry teacher who was able to help every student learn regardless of ability. Barbara was also very supportive of the extracurricular activities of her students. She could always be heard cheering them on at every game. Though born and raised in Boston, she was a NY Yankees fan. She also enjoyed Syracuse basketball and always cheered for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Barbara is survived by her sister, Ann Barry of Marshfield, MA, as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and her treasured friend, Sister Anna Mae Collins, CSJ. In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her siblings, Patrick McDonough, Theresa McDonough, Helen Kenney, Thomas McDonough, Mary McDonough and Kathleen Aicardi.
Visitation for family and friends is Tuesday, May 23, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Mary, Mother of Our Savior Parish, Our Lady of Lourdes campus, 2222 Genesee St., Utica followed by a memorial Mass of Christian burial at 11:30 a.m. at the conclusion of visitation. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Marian Club of Notre Dame Scholarship Fund, 2 Notre Dame Lane, Utica, NY 13502, in Barbara's memory.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Barbara McDonough, please visit Tribute Store