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Eugene “Gene” Duggan

September 19th, 2017

Eugene Duggan “Gene”, age 81, of Belmont, NH, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on September 18, 2017.

Gene was born on June 20, 1936; he was born, raised, and educated in Wilmington, MA. Gene was the son of the late John and Margaret Duggan and one of fourteen siblings.

Gene married his “sweetheart” Patricia Watters in 1961; the couple resided in Wilmington for many years before moving to New Hampshire in 1979. Gene and Pat were devoted parents to three wonderful children; Skip, Jamie, and Pam. When his children were young, Gene enjoyed taking them camping every weekend with extended family of brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in Conway, New Hampshire; everyone always had a great time. In later years, Gene also looked forward to traveling and spending his winters in Florida with his wife Pat. Gene and Pat had many great years together before her untimely passing in December of 1995.

Gene worked hard to provide for his family; for many years he was a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Magee Construction Company in Andover, MA.

Gene was an active member of the Tewksbury/Wilmington Lodge of Elks in Tewksbury, MA where he had many friends.

Gene’s favorite past-time was following car racing; he loved to travel with his sons and brothers to Pennsylvania and Florida following the car race circuit. The group really enjoyed the competition their cars brought to the races.

Gene will be remembered as a simple guy who loved his family and friends; he always looked forward to visiting his children and grandchildren in North Carolina as well as his family in Massachusetts. Gene will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Gene was the beloved husband of the late Patricia Ann (Watters)Duggan, devoted father of Eugene “Skip” Duggan, Jr. & his wife Steffany, Jamie Duggan and Pamela Lamontagne, loving “Gramp” of Samantha Duggan, Haley Lamontagne, Nicholas Duggan and Connor Duggan, great-grandfather of Garrett Noel Ferrell and Riley Ferrell, cherished son of the late John “Mike” and Margaret (Howes) Duggan, dear brother of Catherine Reinold, Mary Bammarito, William Duggan, Michael “Mickey” Duggan all of NH, Margaret Melvin of FL, Grace Carroll, Thomas Duggan both of Wilmington, James Duggan, Charles Duggan both of Tewksbury and the late Henry “Hank” Duggan, John Duggan, Francis “PeeWee” Duggan and Joseph Duggan. Gene is also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Wildwood Cemetery, 233 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, on Friday, September 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations in Gene’s name may be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246. Arrangements under the direction of Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington.

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9 Entries in Guest Book for “Eugene “Gene” Duggan”

  1. Sandra Green says:

    Sending our hearts and prayers to the family members, Gene was loved by us all We will miss him.

  2. Dawn Byers says:

    From our family know that our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. You will be missed Gene Dugan.

  3. Cathy Healy says:

    So very sorry for the loss of your Dad. Keep the memories close to your heart. Prayers for you all.

  4. MICHELLE STEWART says:

    My love and prayers and going out to the family, especially my wonderful friend Pam.

  5. Otto,s says:

    A loss of a good friend and neighbor may you rest in peace Eugene Duggan

  6. Jan Duggan says:

    To Family and Friends: So sorry for the loss of Gene; the loss so soon of another Duggan brother and cousin. Gene had a quiet, gentle way about him and a great, dry sense of humor. He will be missed many. RIP Cousin Gene.

  7. Ted Melvin says:

    I am greatful to have known him. As a young man i wandered about with all sorts of shit boxes. I always knew when in a jam mechanically. I had my Duggan uncles to turn too. He was always there to help me keep them running. Along with some sagely advice. Loved the the guy. Teddy

  8. Diana (Imbimbo) Miladin says:

    I am so shocked and saddened by the passing of Gene. My heart goes out to his children, grandchildren and my cousins, his brothers and sisters. May all the wonderful memories you have of him be a comfort to you in this time of sorrow.

  9. Kathy O'Brien says:

    Skippy, Jamie & Pamela,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this very sad time. Although the years have been many, the memories remain strong and endearing. So very grateful to have shared so many good wholesome childhood times with all of you.

    Kathy
    Formerly of Wilmington

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