Harry Patrick Fagan Jr. passed away on February 28, 2013. He was 85 years old. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he attended St. Francis Prep H.S. where he was an enthusiastic and talkative student. He enlisted in the United States Navy
during World War II
, serving on the U.S.S. New Jersey, in the Pacific. After the war he returned to Brooklyn where he met Marie Scott at the local bank where they both worked. They were married on September 17, 1949 and have been by each others side for the past 64 years.
Harry was an energetic civic leader serving as president of the Valley Stream Lions Club and was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He was an early president of the Fleet's Neck Property Owners Association, in Cutchogue, NY, and was responsible for securing beach access for all residents when Mr. Fleet sold the beach to the Association for one dollar.
Harry worked for the New York Telephone Company for 35 years. After he retired he and Marie moved to Palm Bay, FL in 1989. After he suffered a heart attack requiring bypass surgery, he established Palm Bay's first Mended Hearts Association, which is dedicated to the support of heart surgery patients and their families. He later went on to be an ambassador for the organization all over the southeast.
Harry is survived by his loving wife, Marie; sons, Michael (Ana) Fagan, and Kevin (Irene) Fagan; grandchildren, Christine (Rodney), Scott, Erin, Kelly, Julia, Michael, and Eve; great-grandson, Noah; predeceased by his daughter, Dolores Katherine.
Wake to be held Monday March 4th, 5-7 pm at Brownlie & Maxwell 1010 E. Palmetto Ave., Melbourne, FL.
Funeral mass Tuesday, March 5th, 11:30 am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 5310 Babcock St. NE, Palm Bay, FL.
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