Patrick Gerard “Pat” O`Donoghue, 61, of Lincoln, passed away June 9 2016 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
As Pat requested, cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a memorial gathering from 11 AM until 2 PM Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home. Memorial services will follow at 2 PMalso at the the funeral home with Father Laible officiating. Casual dress is requested. Burial will be at a later date.
Pat was born September 2, 1954 in Lincoln, IL., the son of Thomas Joseph and Agnes Catherine (Alexander) O` Donoghue. He married Judy Kay Bragg on July 19, 1974 in Lincoln, IL.
Pat graduated from Lincoln Community High School in 1973. He worked as a correctional officer in Pontiac and in Lincoln until his retirement in May of 2010. He loved his job and truly looked forward to going to work very day. Pat was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and always had a song, trick, or joke to amuse them. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Eagles Lodge #2708. He enjoyed being in the garage, auctions, fishing, hunting, and football.
Surviving are his wife Judy O` Donoghue of Lincoln; sons Josh (Lara) O` Donoghue of Lincoln and Patrick Nicolas “Nick” (Amy) O` Donoghue of Blomington; 6 grandchildren: Larissa
O` Donoghue, Emma O` Donoghue, Wyatt O` Donoghue, Quincy O` Donoghue, Zu Zu O` Donoghue, and Josiah O` Donoghue; siblings: Tom (Cyndi) O` Donoghue of Tinley Park, IL., Mike (Mary) O` Donoghue of Lincoln, Denny (Marsha) O`Donoghue of Lincoln, John “Q Ball” (Gail) O`Donoghue of Lincoln, Ruth (Mike) Young of Lincoln, Kathy (Joe) Gleason of Lincoln, Daniel “Boone” (Marsha) O`Donoghue of Lincoln, William “Dick” (Myretta) O`Donoghue of Lincoln, sister in law Lynn O`Donoghue of Burtonview, and Timmy (Shirley) O`Donoghue of Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Phillip “Punk” O`Donoghue.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center and will be accepted at the funeral home.