PORTLAND - Richard "Richie" F. McDonough, 86, of Winding Way died on Sunday, January 22, 2012. He was born in Portland, Maine on February 6, 1925, the son of Michael and Mary Conley McDonough. He attended local schools. Following high school Richard enlisted and served in the United States Army during World War II in the Aleutian Islands. After returning from the war he went to work for the United States Postal Service, retiring after a long career. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, giving away vegetables he grew to all of his neighbors, family and friends. His passion in life was music. He entertained at several local establishments including the Bridgeway Restaurant, the Westfield Inn, and many local nursing homes. Richard was predeceased by his parents; six sisters, Irene Barbrick, Alice Fuller, Theresa Hines, Mary Baker, Ruth Damon and Catherine Brydon; two brothers, Thomas and Edward McDonough; a nephew Francis "Frank" Damon; and a niece Claudia McDonough. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 3:00 to 6:00pm at the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at 9:15 a.m. Friday at the chapel followed by a 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress Street, Portland. Spring burial with military rites will be held at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.Online condolences may be expressed below.