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Rev Fr Ignatius McDonough

Rev Fr Ignatius McDonough

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 13 May 1987 (aged 86)
Graymoor, Putnam County, New York, USA
Burial Garrison, Putnam County, New York, USA
Plot Tier 2 Row 1 Grave 6
Memorial ID 161445282 · View Source
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IGNATIUS McDONOUGH, S.A.
(John Joseph McDonough)
(1900-1987)


John Joseph McDonough was bom on Aug 20, 1900 in
Boston, Massachusetts, son of Mary Costello and Michael
McDonough. He was one of three siblings, the others being
two brothers. John was baptized on August 26, 1900 in
Blessed Sacrament Church, Roxbury, Mass His elementary
education took place at Frederick Lincoln Grammar School,
South Boston, Mass followed by High School at South Boston
High. High School was followed by two years of college at
Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island.

John entered Graymoor in Sept. 1932 during which
time he studied philosophy. He entered the novitiate in August
of '33 receiving the Franciscan habit and the new name of
Ignatius. Frater Ignatius pronounced his first vows on August
20, 1934 and his final vows in August, 1937. His theological
studies were pursued at the Catholic University of America in

Washington, D.C. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 1938 by Bishop John
McNamara at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.

Following ordination to Priesthood Fr. Ignatius was Director of St. Christopher's Inn;
involved in the formation of our students in the Novitiate and Minor Seminary; parish work in
North Carolina and Rhode Island; chaplaincies at convents and a school for retarded children.
As a young priest, 1940-1,945, Fr. Ignatius contacted tuberculosis. and was a patient at
Raybrook State Hospital at Saranac Lake, N.Y. From 1945-47 he served as Chaplain at
Raybrook State Hospital.

Fr. Ignatius McDonough passed away on May 13, 1987 and is buried in the Friars'
Cemetery at Graymoor.

MAY HE REST IN PEACE.

Credit: Fr. Paschal Breau, S.A., "In Memoriam", Feb 20, 2004, Archives and Record Center, Graymoor.



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  • Created by: Bro. Timothy F. MacDonald, SA
  • Added: 21 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161445282
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Fr Ignatius McDonough (20 Aug 1900–13 May 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161445282, citing Friars Cemetery at Graymoor, Garrison, Putnam County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Bro. Timothy F. MacDonald, SA (contributor 46808750) .