Local Businessman John McDonough Honored with Elizabeth Seton Award for Community Service

Congratulations to our friend John McDonough – local businessman  and owner of the McDonough Funeral Home – where five generations of McDonough’s have served the Lowell community since the late 1880’s.  John was recently honored by the Sisters of Charity of Halifax with the Elizabeth Ann Seton Award for Community Service. Honorees  are selected as individuals who exemplify the spirit and values of Elizabeth Ann Seton, and who have made a significant contribution to the community. John was recognized for his involvement with community and service organizations throughout  Lowell and for his embrace of modern communications systems as valuable tools in the funeral service industry. John produces and co-hosts “City Life” – a local, live week-day cable access community program broadcast by Lowell Telecommunications Corp.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Dr. Ellen McDonough and honoree John McDonough at Lantana’s in Randolph (photo  from J. McDonough’s Facebook page)

The Sisters of Charity of Halifax – founded by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – taught for many years at St. Peter’s school in Lowell – founded in 1913. John was raised next door to their convent on Highland Street. John has supported the work of the Sisters of Charity since he himself was a student at St. Peter’s School in Lowell. The parking lot of McDonough’s Funeral home was the former site of the sisters’ convent. It’s clearly recognized surrounded by the Stations of the Cross.

Dick Howe and I are regular guests of John and George Anthes on “City Life” and will return on Tuesday April 22 from 6am – 8am. Catch the show on LTC ~ http://www.ltc.org/content/ltc-8. There is a re-broadcast from 4-6pm.