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J. Dennis Cadigan

AGE: 68 • Brick

J. Dennis Cadigan was born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ. He served the US Marine Corp during the Vietnam War, where he was injured and lost his eye sight. He was decorated and honorably discharged in 1969. Dennis married his wife Peggy in 1971 settling in Ocean Grove, NJ. He earned his BA in psychology from Monmouth university and his PHD from Penn state University. Dennis raised his family and worked as a psychologist for 30 years at the jersey shore. In retirement, he offered spiritual direction to others seeking a deeper relationship with God. Dennis enjoyed woodworking and established Phoenix Woodworking with the intentions of helping other disabled veterans. He was an avid card player and gambler; in recent years, he enjoyed playing bocce ball. Everyone who knew Dennis was uplifted by his strong faith and dedication to others.

Dennis is survived by his wife Peggy; two daughters Rebecca and her husband Sean, Erin and her husband Martin; two sons, Pete Hengel, and Robert Byrne and his wife Meghan; sister Paula; two brothers Kevin and Terrance and his wife Vicky; brother in law Jack and his wife Willie; he is also survived by his adored grandchildren, Connor, Genny, Rose, Ophelia, and Padric; loving niece Jennifer and her husband Steve, niece Katie, Nephew Kerry, and great niece Keira.

Viewing hours will be held today, Wednesday November 16, 2016 from 3 to 7pm at Weatherhead Young Funeral Home 885 Mantoloking Road Brick, NJ 08723. A funeral mass will be offered Thursday 11am at St. Peter's R.C. Church Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Doctors with Out Borders USA 333 7th Ave NY, NY 10001.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 16, 2016
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