Donald J. O’Shaughnessy, 74, West Carthage

WEST CARTHAGE, NY —  Donald J. O’Shaughnessy, 74, of 46 Liberty St., West Carthage, died Wednesday evening, May 5, 2021, at his home where he was under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Donald was born on July 2, 1946 in Carthage, the son of the late Charles J. and Marjorie M. (Rushlow) O’Shaughnessy. He was a 1966 graduate of Carthage High School. He served in the US Air Force from 1966 until 1970 during the Vietnam War.

Donald was married to the former Cheryl A. Goodman in 1973. They later divorced.

Donald worked for the former E.C. Crooks Memorial in Carthage before working at St. Regis Paper Company in Deferiet. He held several positions, mainly in the ground wood department and eventually retiring from Champion International when the mill closed.

He is survived by a daughter and her husband, Carrie (Jason) Pierce, Carthage; a son and his wife, Justin (Beth) O’Shaughnessy, Port Byron; a grandson, Jacob Pierce of Carthage; his best friend for life, Carl Eddie Johnson II, Carthage; a brother-in-law, Jeffery (Candy) Goodman of S. Carolina; three sisters-in-law; Cathy Goynes of S. Carolina, Charlene Symonds of Virginia and Cindy Hickman of Carthage; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, a grandson, Michael Pierce, three brothers, Terry, Patrick and William O’Shaughnessy and a sister, Kathy O’Shaughnessy.

He was a member of the American Legion Post # 789 of Carthage.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home. Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Naumburg at the family’s convenience. Please follow all current guidelines for COVID-19.

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