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Donald Lee McGunigal, 89, of Lusby died peacefully Feb. 17, 2012, at St. Mary’s Nursing Center, surrounded by his family.
Born Sept. 18, 1922, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Lee McGunigal and Carrie McGunigal.
He married Helen Lee on Aug. 29, 1942, in Washington, D.C. They were to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary this year.
He moved from Forestville to Calvert County in 2002, to be closer to his family.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War. He was injured in the Chosen Few Reservoir and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Victory and Korean Ribbon. After his military service, he worked as a repair technician for C&P Telephone Co. for 40 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters and their children, Carolyn D. Messineo of Lusby and her son Gary D. Messineo, Cheryl Dean and her husband, Jack Dean, of Frederick and their son, Joseph Dean and his daughter, Valerie Dean. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Ethel Hoofnagle and Peg Crandall; and his brother, Ralph McGunigal.
Arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown. Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211. He has joined his beloved dogs, Mick and Tuffy.