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Leona T. (Olszewski) McDonough

October 16, 1941 ~ April 14, 2022 (age 80)

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Leona T. McDonough

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt;

Leona T. (Olszewski) McDonough, 80, of Pelham, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully on Thursday April 14, 2022 at her home surrounded by loving family.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, October 16, 1941, the daughter of the late Eugene and the late Lucy (Sybicki) Olszewski, she attended Saugus schools and was a graduate of Saugus High School.

Prior to her retirement, Leona was an administrative assistant at the E. G Sherburne School where she worked for over 20 years.

Leona was a true inspiration, loved and cherished by everyone her life touched. After losing her husband at an early age, she raised her family on her own. She was a fighter and a survivor with amazing resilience. Her family meant everything to her and they were her pride and joy. Leona enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, cross-stitching, vacationing, and most importantly being a grandmother. Her family will always be the greatest tribute to her legacy.

She is survived by five children Melanie Bonarrigo and her husband Michael of Hyde Park, MA, D. Patrick McDonough and his wife Michelle of Pelham, NH, Sean T. McDonough and his fiance Karen Hagan of Pelham, NH, Kevin M. McDonough and his wife Brenda of Allenstown, NH and Lisa K. Bonaparte and her husband Jason of Pelham, NH; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two brothers Ronald Olszewski and his partner Connie Prior of Lutz, FL and John Olszewski and his wife Mary Ellen of Georgetown, MA; and many nieces and nephews.

She was the wife of the late Don P. McDonough who died in 1974, grandmother of the late Kevin M. McDonough, Jr. who died in 1993 and sister of the late Eugene Olszewski and the late Lucille Olszewski.

Funeral Services were held privately for the family. E-condolences at The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to their favorite charity in Leona's name. Arrangements by the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME - PELHAM - NH - (603) 635-3333.


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