January 31, 1950-May 14, 2012
Passed into peace in his home at age 62 after battling cancer. He is survived by his four children: Jane B. McDonnell, Kathleen J. McDonnell, Thomas C. McDonnell, and William A. McDonnell; his grandson, Jackson Declan McDonnell, and expected grandchildren Wyatt Anthony Hunter Degnan and Julianna Grace McDonnell; his sisters Bridget McDonnell and Ann Marie Campbell, as well as his brother Michael McDonnell and a large extended family. Anthony was born in Bronx, NY to Anthony James McDonnell of Mayo, Ireland and Annie Marie “Nancy” Travers McDonnell of Roscommon, Ireland. He lived in Rockaway, Queens NY, and Brooklyn, NY before relocating to Orangevale, CA in 1988. He obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from Pace University, Lubin School of Business, in 1983 and worked in banking before building his career as an accountant. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved camping, fishing, and nature photography, working with his hands, and classic Ford Mustangs. He also enjoyed a keen, lifelong interest in banking and finance. He will be missed enormously by many family and friends. In Remembrance: please make contributions to the Theodore Roosevelt Conservancy Partnership.