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Michael J. McDonnell



Michael J. McDonnell, age 75, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 31, 2023 at his home in Glen Oaks, NY. He is survived by his sister Maureen Anderson, brothers-in-law Robert Anderson and James Lynch, ex-wife and special friend Catherine Besterman as well as many nieces and nephews. Born in New York in 1947, he was the son of the late Michael and Nora McDonnell.

Michael spent much of his life as an entrepreneur. In his later years he was a proud member of The Knights of Columbus Council 2429. He spent many hours assisting with fund raising endeavors. His brother Knights affectionately called him, "Father Mike".

Mike will be remembered for his great sense of humor and always started his phone calls and greetings with "Top of the Morning to You." He was helpful to many of his neighbors, retired NYPD officers and golf friends. He also was well known for bringing a bag of the best jelly donuts and cheese danishes to his friends and family. A memorial service will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to your favorite charity in his name.


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