Anthony “Tony” Joseph McDonnell

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.



4 Comments to “Anthony “Tony” Joseph McDonnell”

  1. Thomas McDonnell

    There are many things that Dad shared his love for with me, the two that we enjoyed the most are the New York Yankees and James Bond movies, those are two things that I will share my love for with Jackson, I will also make sure that Jackson knows that for the last 15 months of Dad’s life Jackson made his Grandpa so happy, and that Dad loved Jackson more than anything else in this whole world.

  2. I remember your dad with a mischievous grin, with a great sense of humor, willing to do anything for us. Oh Lord, the things we asked him to do! He always did it and that speaks to his love for you.

    My deepest condolences: losing someone great creates a hole that can never be filled. All we can do is be thankful for the time we had, and that we loved someone enough to create that hole.

    My love to you and your family.

  3. I love you and miss you dad. There is so much that I will never a chance to say to you. Your memory will always be with me and you will always have a place in my heart.

  4. I love you and miss you so much Dad. I am so grateful for the time we had together. You taught me so much. You will always be close to my heart.

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