William McDonald

William J. McDonald

Thursday, November 17th, 1932 - Thursday, February 27th, 2020
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William J McDonald, of Poughkeepsie, passed peacefully on February 27, 2020 at home. Bill was born in Poughkeepsie on November 17, 1932. A “native son” of Poughkeepsie, he attended St Mary’s School, Poughkeepsie High School, and the Krissler Business Institute. Bill worked for IBM Poughkeepsie and East Fishkill for over 30 years. He married Joan Tracy on December 30, 1961.

Bill was pre-deceased by his parents, Francis and Mary McDonald, and his seven brothers and sisters – Francis, Rev Thomas, Walter, Sr Mary Francis, Sr Mary Aquin, Catherine, and Helen.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by daughter Mary Bish and son W. Patrick (Kirsten), and his grandchildren: Caitlin Haber (Zack), Sarah Bish, Evan Bish, and Will McDonald, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4-7 PM at the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603... A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Mary’s Church on Thursday March 5, 2020 at 10AM.
Burial will be in St Peter’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of Bill’s favorite charities – the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    371 Hooker Ave.
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  • Service

    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Mary's Church
    231 Church St.
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  • Interment

    St. Peter's - POK.,NY
    171 Salt Point Tnpke
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Posted at 08:06pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Sandy Van Wormer

Posted at 07:18pm
Mary & Patrick, My heart is aching for you. Your father, like mine, was a very special person and a much beloved Grandfather. This is a huge loss. My prayers are for him as he transitions into his new life, and for all of you as mourn. Blessings.

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