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Duggan, John R.

John R. Duggan passed away on August 21, 2012 after a long illness. He was 84. Born in Malden, Massachusetts, he was the son of Dr. D. Joseph and Barbara (Russell) Duggan. Mr. Duggan was a graduate of Phillip’s Academy in Andover, Harvard College, Class of 1950, and also attended Harvard Business School. He received his J.D. degree from Suffolk University, and he had additional advanced degrees from Boston University and a Masters of Taxation from Bentley College. He was a proud veteran having served in the U.S. Army medical corps. John spent the majority of his career in corporate finance and held senior financial positions in several corporations including Boston Edison, the Acushnet Company, and GCC Beverages. During his retirement, he sang in the choir at St. Mary’s Church in Dedham for many years. He was a member of the Dedham Retired Men’s Club and the Kittansett Club in Marion. Some of his many enjoyments were reading western novels and being very active with sports. He especially loved to be engaged in his grandchildrens’ sports activities. But Harvard football and golf were his true passions.

Married for 60 years to Nancy (Beaton) Duggan, they raised six children, John R. Dungan, Jr. of Hastings, Nebraska, Cynthia O’Malley of Oakland, California, Sara Preston of Wellesley, D. Joseph Duggan of Marion, Elizabeth A. Dowling of Dedham, and William P. Duggan of Walpole. He is also survived by his sisters, Janet McIlveen of Nahant and Mona Nesbitt of New York. He was the proud grandfather of twelve.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 10 AM from the funeral home at 87 Milton St. Dedham, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 11 AM at St, Mary’s Church, 420 High Street, Dedham, MA. Interment will be in Mt. Benedict Cemetery in Boston.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Sara Preston
    August 25th, 2012 | 2:09 pm

    We will all miss you.

  2. Libby Dungan
    August 28th, 2012 | 4:29 pm

    I miss you so much Daddy John!

  3. Jane McGrew
    September 3rd, 2012 | 7:49 pm

    John, rest in peace. you will wait for Nancy after so long and a beautiful marriage. Dear Nancy, I almost borrowed your lovely wedding dress. Love always, Jane McCann McGrew.

  4. Jack
    January 17th, 2013 | 10:18 pm

    I miss you and think of you every day. Love, Jack. 1/17/13.

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