Philip G. McCullough, Sr., 89, Massena
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 1:25 pm

MASSENA – Philip G. McCullough, Sr., 89, of 5 Orchard Road, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law in Waddington, NY under the care of hospice.

Phil was born November 20, 1925 in Worcester, MA, the second son of Blanche (Houle) McCullough and Frank McCullough.

He attended school within the Worcester school system until his graduation in 1943 when he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served as a medic at several state-side Air Force bases until he was honorable discharged, Airman 1st Class, in 1947. Following his service in the military, Phil enrolled in the University of Maine at Orono and subsequently graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1952. In that same year he married Mary (Molly) Burnham in Vergennes, VT. The couple moved to Massena, NY the same year when Phil joined ALCOA as a Chemical Engineer. Phill spent 33 years with ALCOA retiring in 1985 as the supervisor of the Carbon-Rod Department.

Phil enjoyed gardening, woodworking and general puttering around. He was a life member of the Stony Brook Hunting Club in St. Regis Falls, NY where he enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He spent most of his summers with his family at their cottage in York Beach, ME, which he loved dearly.

Phil was predeceased by his wife Molly of 61 years in 2013, as well as his three brothers, James of Worcester, MA; Robert of York Beach, ME; and Thomas of Gardner, MA. He is survived by his son Philip G. McCullough Jr., and his wife Linda M. McCullough of Waddington, NY. He leaves behind five grandchildren: Liam and Gabrielle McCullough of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Samantha Miller of Canton; Amanda Herber of Rensselaer Falls and Mathew Beeman of Tupper Lake. He is also survived by 11 great grandchildren.

Per the request of the family there will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice fo St. Lawrence County.

Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, where memories and condolences may be shared online at