Patrick Hugh McDonnell

Patrick Hugh McDonnell

June 27, 1941 – Jun 3, 2018

Attorney, Creighton Law School graduate.  Preceded in death by parents, Dr. Hugh and Beatrice (Cusick) McDonnell; brother, Terence McDonnell, M.D. Survived by three sisters: Sheila McDonnell, Sharon Reefe (John “Jake”), and Maureen Silhasek (James); 13 nieces and nephews; many grandnieces and grandnephews; sister-in-law, Jeanne McDonnell.

VISITATION: Friday, June 8th, 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, June 9th at 10am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503.  Memorials are suggested to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church or Creighton Prep.




  • Shannon (Malone) Warren Posted June 5, 2018 2:10 pm

    My deep felt sympathy for your family. Pat was a great friend to my dad and our family. His kind heart and friendship will be missed. My prayers are with him and his family.

  • Anne Wattles Posted June 5, 2018 3:08 pm

    My deepest sympathies.
    Sincerely, Anne Wattles

  • Lynn Baumert Posted June 5, 2018 8:20 pm

    Maureen, Sheila, Sharon–To lose a sibling is a strange experience. They’re our connections to our parents and memories growing up. And you’ve said good-bye to two brothers within a year. I hope the time you’ll have together in Omaha strengthens your bonds and recalls memories that make you smile.

  • Joe Schaeffer Posted June 7, 2018 3:15 pm

    My deepest condolences to Maureen, Sheila and Sharon. Pat was a long -time friend, going back to 1965, and I will greatly miss his friendship, his wit, opinions, humor and point of view. Whenever there was a news item about sports, politics, legal decisions, economics, journalism — virtually anything, no matter what — I knew I could call Pat, get his take and then banter back and forth. His death is a tough loss for his many friends.

  • Jack Lacaire Posted June 11, 2018 1:14 pm

    Maureen, Sharon and Sheila,

    Pat and I were stationed together at Sembach Air Base in Germany in the late sixties. We shared a house off base with Bill Manning. Pat was a good friend and mentor to me. The three of us had some memorable times traveling about Europe. Many fond memories. Although we had not spoken for too many years, Pat was often in my thoughts. You have my sincerest condolences.

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