Eugene Jospeh Dugan
August 31, 1922
January 24, 2014
Eugene Joseph Dugan, 91, passed away peacefully January 24, 2014 at his home in Reno, NV.
Eugene was born August 31, 1922 in Flushing, New York to John and Margaret (Rooney) Dugan, immigrants from Ireland. He was the last of 13 children, and was orphaned at the age of 2, and raised by his Aunt Jane Hughes and Aunt Rose Duffy (his mother's sisters). As a young boy Eugene was a golf caddy like most of his siblings at Deep Dale Golf Course. During his teenage years Eugene developed skills and worked on projects in the C.C. Camp in the State of Oregon.
Eugene served in the U. S. Coast Guard during W.W. II as a combat veteran. He retired from Western Electric Telephone Co. in Manhattan, N.Y. as a supervisor installer after over 40 years of dedicated work.
He enjoyed traveling with his wife, family and friends, and was a wonderful story teller of his family history. He was an active member of the American Legion #144 and V.F.W
. # 1688 in Williston Park, N.Y., as well as the Coast Guard Combat Veteran's Association.
Eugene and his wife Joanna retired to Boynton Beach, FL. Eugene moved to Reno 3 years ago to live with his daughter.
Eugene was preceded in death by his beloved wife of almost 50 years, Joanna, in 1998, and is survived by his children; Eugene J. Dugan, Jr. and his partner Jay Brause of the U.K., Jeffery J. Dugan, Sr. and his wife Anita of Connecticut, and Donna Hawkins and her husband Frank of Nevada, as well as 6 grandchildren; Frank, Jeffery, Jr., Thomas, Kelsey, Ryan and Patrick and 5 great-grandchildren; Frank, Lillian, Joseph, Lucas and Alexandra.
Eugene will be laid to rest with his wife at Rosedale Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, N.J.
Arrangements are being handled by Walton Funeral Home, Reno, NV.