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Obituary for Siobhan Ia (McDonough) Mayer

ESSEX JCT., VT – Siobhan Ia Mayer, 60, passed away on February 10th, 2021. Born on December 15th, 1960 in Iowa City, Iowa to the late Donovan K. McDonough (deceased, 2002) and Beverly J. McDonough (née Higgins) (2001). In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Padraic C. McDonough (1988) and Deidre K. McDonough (1988).

Siobhan is survived by her husband of 41 years, Thomas J. Mayer, her two children - Kasey L. Mayer and Nioclas A Mayer, and her three grandchildren - Jayden, Aella, and Tessa. She also leaves behind her five siblings - Terry Nugent of Nashville, TN, Kelly B. McDonough of Yorkville, IL, Sean K. McDonough of South Portland, ME, Seamus B. McDonough of Oneida, NY, Conan M. McDonough of Essex Jct., VT, along with a battalion of nieces and nephews.

Siobhan was a graduate of Essex Junction Educational Center. In her professional life, she worked at the University of Vermont in admissions from the mid-eighties to early nineties. She later worked at Saturn Solutions and IBM.

Siobhan cherished a love of feeding the birds and admiring all the animals that visited her backyard. She loved to garden and would spend hours tending her flowers. She was an avid reader and enjoyed sharing her love of books with her family. She treasured sleepovers with her grandchildren and baking with them. Spending the day at the beach with her family was among her favorite activities.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Siobhan’s name may be made to the National Audubon Society, 255 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT 05462.

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