Luanne McDonough

Luanne McDonough

Sunday, March 10th, 1963 - Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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Luanne (Maley) McDonough of Poughkeepsie, New York died Saturday April 18, 2020 after a long battle with breast cancer.
Born in Racine, Wisconsin, Luanne is preceded in death by her parents Betty and Paul Maley. She is survived by her husband Jeff, their two children Patrick and Kelli, Kelli’s husband Josh and their daughter Shae, as well as six sisters, three brothers and 45 nieces and nephews.
Having been high school sweethearts and best friends, Luanne and Jeff married in 1986 and had been together for 40 years.
Luanne was the strongest, sweetest, and most caring person. She was a wife, mother, grandmother (Mimi), sister, aunt and friend who loved, listened and laughed. She truly enjoyed every minute spent with family and friends. She always had a way of lighting up every room she entered and her smile and laughter were infectious. Luanne’s home was the unofficial gathering place for family and friends, whether it was a barbeque during the summer, game night during the winter or the annual McDonough Halloween party in the fall. She enjoyed soccer, volleyball and jazzercise and formed friendships from those activities that lasted a lifetime. Despite being faced with an unfair battle, her spirit, strength, and determination was a constant reminder of the truly special person she was.
She was an angel on earth and is a tremendous loss to all lucky enough to have been touched by her light. A huge part of our world is gone. With all the special memories we hold, we know that Luanne’s spirit will live on. She is loved and will always be loved, and will be missed every second of every single day. “Grief is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in the hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”
A memorial service will take place on July 11th at 10:00AM, at St. Martin de Porres Church in Poughkeepsie (graveside burial at Calvary Cemetery), with a celebration of life to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley or Ann’s Place of Danbury, CT. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Martin de Porres Church
    118 Cedar Valley Road
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  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    62 LaGrange Avenue
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Nancy C Doolittle

Posted at 08:19pm
Nancy C Doolittle
Our deepest sympathies to Luanne's family. She was always focused on family and fun with her infectious smile and boundless energy. I will always remember her kindness.

Donald Charles

Posted at 12:32pm
I am sending condolences to Luanne's lovely family. We've had years of fun on the volleyball court! Luanne will be missed by all who knew her. Love, Don Stark, Jenny Parker, and kids

Jill Gannaway

Posted at 06:10pm
Luanne was a treasure. I am so thankful she always called me when they came to Minnesota. I treasure the time spent with her and Rose last summer. My heart aches for all of you. Much love to my Maley cousin and your families.

Eileen Belanger

Posted at 10:55am
Our family is missing one more member. Luanne will be greatly missed by her devoted husband and family. She was a strong bond and loving wife, mother and grandmother. So many memories were made during her short life and these memories will sustain the families. They are strong and her love will see them through these tough times. Rest in peace, Luanne.


Posted at 02:43pm
I'm Luanne's cousin from So. St. Paul, Mn. The Maley's came to visit in the summers since I can remember. My Dad, (Lu's mother's younger brother), remodeled our garage in order to accommodate the Maley troupe, (my Mother would not have guests sleeping in a tent). We looked forward to the Maley's visits. They were the rock stars of summer vacation which included, "Up With People", (I got a scarf) and learning new things like instant milk, games of monopoly that concluded with, "I quit, you win". Never in my family would defeat be so easily admitted. It was fun. Light, like summer should be. My brother, didn't have a chance against 7 Maley sisters. I was relieved, they gave me a break from my childhood nemesis. My fondest memory is attending Lu's sister Paulette's wedding. I arrived in a house brimming with people, regardless, they still found a place for me to sleep. I remember Paul James being shocked that one of his sisters was wearing a new shirt he hadn't even worn yet. Paul James was incensed. The sisters all looked at him like, "What?". No one was angry - just laughed. Paul James was outnumbered. He had no hope and acquiesced to his beautiful sisters. Luanne? I remember she was called Lulu. I remember her only with a kind smile, genuine laugh and beautiful curly hair. My heart, my prayers goes out to her 6 sisters and 3 brothers and all her family. I pray for you now and in the days to come that you remember Lu, wife, mother, sister and grandmother with a joy that fills your heart and calms your soul.
Through Jesus Christ I pray with love and hope for you and your family.
Kathy Gruba-Hempy

Michelle marmo Posted at 03:39pm

Thank you for such loving thoughts and memories! We really had many crazy, wonderful times over the years...just riding the shock waves now through the pandemic. So nice to hear from family! Love ya, Michelle

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