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Patrick Bud McDonough, 64, of Grand Rapids, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born October 28, 1952, in Grand Rapids, to Albert and Norma (Wake) McDonough. Patrick graduated from Middleville High School in 1970. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1971 and served his country until his honorable discharge in 1975. Patrick spent most of his career traveling the country working in construction until he moved to Traverse City to be closer to his granddaughters. He enjoyed hiking, biking, skiing, camping, fishing, sailing and spending time with his family. Patrick was preceded in death by his mother, Norma and his father, Albert. He is survived by his daughter, Kristin (John) Throop; his beloved granddaughters, Clare and Olivia Throop; his brothers, Mike McDonough and Tim (Kathy) McDonough; his sisters, Ruth (Rick) Chapin and Mary McDonough; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Middleville United Methodist Church on Monday, July 24, at 11 am followed by a military burial service at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek at 2:30 pm.
Published on July 16, 2017
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