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Richard M. Mcdonnell

Richard Matthew McDonnell, 89, of Florence, SC, formerly of Snellville, GA, died Wednesday, November 15, 2006 in a Florence hospital after an illness. He was born in Mt. Vernon, NY, a son of the late Daisy and Richard McDonnell. He was a member of the Lithonia Lodge #84 AFM in Lithonia, GA and Zoar United Methodist Church in Snellville, GA. He retired as a police officer from the Mt. Vernon, NY Police Department and also retired from sales at Gulf and Western. Surviving are his daughters, Audrey (Charles) Minck of Florence and Maureen (Robert) Paust of Loganville, GA; grandchildren, Richard (Susan) Minck of Florence, Jason Paust of Loganville, Ga and Kathleen Lamonica of New Fairfield, CT; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Alexandra and Jillian Lamonica all of New Fairfield, CT. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ethel Catherine O'Connor McDonnell; by his brother, Lawrence Edward McDonnell and by his half-brother, Arthur Coleman. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 205, Columbia, SC 29104. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 18, 2006 in the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery in Snellville, GA.