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Jacqueline (Jackie) Rae McDonough of The Villages, FL, (formerly of Arlington, VA) died on October 18, 2019 at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages.  Ms. McDonough was born in June 1956 in Brownsville, PA to the late George E and late Vera L McDonough.   Ms. McDonough graduated Brownsville Area High School and Bradford Business School in Pittsburgh.  She also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from George Mason University in Virginia.

Ms. McDonough was known as an extremely smart, dedicated and loyal worker for her employers.  She progressed from the typing pool at the University of Pittsburgh in the mid-1970s to leading the Information Systems (IS) department for the Washington DC law firm Dow Lohnes through the preparation for Y2K and the events of September 11, 2001.   Ms. McDonough retired in 2018 from the Washington DC law firm WilmerHale where she was the IS Business Services Operations Manager. 

Ms. McDonough was a very generous person and through her actions taught others how to be also. Besides being very dedicated to her work, Ms. McDonough enjoyed spending time with her close relatives and friends.   She was a gourmet cook and enjoyed fine dining.  She loved attending Broadway shows, opera, good movies and traveling.  Paris was one of her favorite places.    She had a superb sense of humor and could be counted upon to come up with a witty saying or to crack off a few quick humorous lines pertinent to the situation.

Ms. McDonough was preceded in death by her parents, a niece Megan McDonough, sister-in-law Carol McDonough (George) and sister-in-law Linda McDonough (Robert). She is survived by her siblings:  Ida Whetzel (Don), George, Robert (Janelle), Cindy Harvey (John), Adam (Barb), James (Rebecca), John (Heidi) and Keith (Lori).  She also leaves behind 20 nieces and nephews and 14 grandnieces and grandnephews.   She is also survived by very dear friends Mary Jane Klocke and Sharon Fiorelli.  She was a very special aunt to Donna, Adam Jr and to Sharon’s children Celine, Paul and Phillip.  She is very much loved and will be sorely missed. 

Those who wish to make a material expression of sympathy may do so by making a monetary contribution to:  Cornerstone Hospice 601 Casa Bella The Villages, FL  32162.   Other expressions of sympathy may be sent in care of her brother: George E McDonough 425 Deville Drive Greeley, CO 80634.  Interment will be private.

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  1. Debbie Barker says:
    05 Nov 2019
    We are grateful for the opportunity we had to get to know Ms. Jackie. We knew we were in for a special treat whenever she arrived with something from her kitchen. She always strived to have a positive attitude which was contagious to those around her. Her courage, quite strength and determination in the face of challenges inspired us all. RIP sweet lady, you are missed. With our sincere sympathy - her friends from Laurel Manor

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