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Duggan, Patrick


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 Patrick “Paddy” Duggan age 72 of Hyde Park passed away on May 4th 2017 surrounded by his loving family.  Paddy was a very proud Irish man, born on December 28th, 1944 to the late Peter Duggan and late Ethel (Warner) Duggan of Cork City Ireland, the oldest of seven children.

He is survived by his sisters Chrissie Hogan, Ann Nagle, Ethel Driscoll, Marian Duggan, and his brother Peter Duggan all of Cork City Ireland, and was brother to the late John Duggan of Reading  England.

Paddy was a devoted husband to wife Ellen Cecelia (Kelleher) Duggan. Beloved father to Peter Duggan and his wife Kerri of Quincy, Timothy “Christopher” Duggan and his wife Trisha of Cork City Ireland, Ethel and her husband Brian McDonnell of Westwood, John Duggan and his wife Kristen of Weymouth, and Maira Duggan and her fiancé Matteo Lambiase of Hyde Park.

Patrick is also survived by his 10 beautiful grandchildren, Jamie Duggan, Corey Duggan, Danielle Duggan, Connor Duggan, Fiona Duggan, Brigid Duggan, Isabella Duggan, Patrick McDonnell, Liam Duggan, and Emily McDonnell.

Following his marriage to Ellen Cecelia (Kelleher) Duggan at the Church of the Resurrection in 1965, Paddy and Cecelia immigrated to the United States in 1974 and initially settled in the Allston/Brighton area to raise their family, moving to Hyde Park in later years.

Paddy was a funny guy who often filled a room with laughter; his quick wit was something everyone came to count on.  He knew how to have fun.  Paddy was not only funny but had a kind and gentle soul. He would do anything to help someone out.  He opened up his home to children who needed a safe place to rest their heads during times of trouble. He would not see any child in harm’s way.  He would also grab a paint brush, a ladder or any tool you needed if you had a home improvement project and needed a hand.  He would not do a Mickey Mouse job either, only quality finished worked came from his two hands.

Paddy was an avid soccer fan.  It didn’t matter who was playing he would always find time to watch a match although his heart was loyal of course to Irelands National Team.

Paddy worked for Johnson Contractors for many years, and was working as a contractor for them at Northeastern University. He enjoyed working at the University.  He loved being busy painting the dorms when school was out, and getting them ready for the next year.  He was always happy to paint an office for a member of staff and interested in their color choices.  Paddy enjoyed working; he loved to be busy, and loved company and meeting new people.  This setting was perfect for him because he was surrounded by people full of energy and he had no problem keeping up with anyone.

Paddy will be missed by his friends and family.

Visiting hours Thurs. 4-8PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St., DEDHAM. Funeral Friday at 9AM from the funeral home followed by a Mass at 10 o’clock at St. Anne Church, 82 W. Milton St., Hyde Park. Interment private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Paddy’s memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284



Guestbook Entries

  1. Christine Curran
    May 9th, 2017 | 11:57 am

    So sorry for your loss Ethel. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. james hamm
    May 9th, 2017 | 7:49 pm

    Sorry for your family’s loss John…RIP

  3. Karen Vaccaro
    May 10th, 2017 | 8:23 am

    So sorry for your loss. My dad and I were fortunate in getting to know your family through our store Marascios Market. Your husband was a gentleman at all times. Again very sorry

  4. marian duggan
    May 11th, 2017 | 8:16 am

    I will dearly miss my brother patrick .He was a kind and thoughtful
    person.I will miss my chats on the phone.with him
    from you loving sister

  5. Siobhan Moore-Reeves
    May 11th, 2017 | 4:33 pm

    may you forever rest in peace uncle patty. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. we love you.

  6. Stephen Hayes Family
    May 12th, 2017 | 5:55 pm

    Our condolences and prayers for your family

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