Donald Lee McGunigal, 89


Services PrivateDonald Lee McGunigal, 89 of Lusby, MD died peacefully on February 17, 2012 at St. Mary's Nursing Center, surrounded by his family.

Born September 18, 1922, in Washington, DC; he was the son of the late Lee McGunigal and Carrie McGunigal. He married his beloved, Helen Lee on August 29, 1942 in Washington, DC. They were to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary in August.

Donald moved from Forrestville, MD (Prince George's County) to Calvert County in 2002, to be closer to his family. He served for the Marine Corps during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was injured in the Chosen Few Reservoir, awarded the Purple Heart, the Victory and Korean Ribbon. After the service, Donald was a Repair Technician for C & P Telephone Company for 40 years.

In addition to his wife, Helen Lee McGunigal, Donald is survived by his daughters and thier children, Carolyn D. Messineo of Lusby, MD and her son Gary D. Messineo, Cheryl Dean and her husband Jack Dean of Frederick, MD., their son, Joseph Dean and his daughter, Valerie Dean. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Ethel Hoofnagle, Peg Crandall and his brother, Ralph McGunigal.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Donald's name may be directed to the Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD. 21211.
He has finally joined his beloved dogs, "Mick" and "Tuffy".

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Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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