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Obituary: Brian McDonough, 22

Former member of Rebel basketball and soccer teams

Brian McDonough, 22, Howell Township died peacefully  Monday, December 24, 2012 surrounded by his family and friends at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.  He was born in Long Branch and was a lifelong resident of Howell Township.  

Brian is survived by his parents, Robert “Bob” and Christol McDonough of Howell; one sister, Christa Porta and her husband, David of Howell; his paternal grandparents, Mac and Carol McDonough of Fort Lauderdale, FL; one nephew, Parker Porta; his cousins who were like a brother and sister, Christol and Kevin Wagner; three aunts and one uncle; and his pride and joy, his Siberian Husky, Nikkita.

Brian was a graduate of Howell High School Class of 2009 and excelled as a member of the Varsity Soccer and Varsity Basketball teams.   Brian was a barback at The Chelsea in Atlantic City.  He was a Senior at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey where he was on the Dean’s List and majoring in Business.   His love for his car was only surpassed by his love for his family and his home.  

Visiting at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524). Freehold Township on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  Friends and relatives are invited to attend his funeral service on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home.  Interment to follow at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold Township.  For information, directions or condolence messages, visit www.claytonfuneral home.com.  

Debbie Waldhelm December 30, 2012 at 12:45 AM
My family and I are so very sorry for your loss. My daughter Megan went to school with Brian and was a Cheerleader for the Basketball team. Myself and my son Matthew sat with your family in the bleachers and cheered him on as well many times. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Linda Ann Horvath December 31, 2012 at 04:03 PM
My prayers to you and your family.
webby January 01, 2013 at 10:40 PM
I do not know your family but my heart aches at your loss.My prayers are with you and your family at this time.Gone to soon RIP Brian.
Bob McDonough February 11, 2013 at 08:44 PM
I miss my Son so much. He was such a fine young man. I will always have you on my mind and you will never be forgotten! Love always, Dad
carol mcdonough March 15, 2013 at 10:29 AM
My nephew Brian was a Loving, Kind Soul..Always, So Sweet and Thoughtful..I Will Miss Him The Rest of My Life...I am Grateful, for Our Time, Here on Earth With Him..and, I KNOW, that He is OK..I Believe in God, and Heaven..and, Brian, was Not Forgotten..I Pray for His Loved Ones Left Behind, My Wonderful Brother Bob, His Beloved Wife, Christol, and Their Daughter, Christa..xoxo

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