Thomas J. Dugan
AGE: 97 • Toms River
Thomas J. Dugan, 97 of Toms River, was born on October 10, 1919 and peacefully passed on October 27, 2016 with his wife by his side.
Tom served in the United States Navy during WWII and was stationed on the USS Borie. Tom was proud of the time spent in the Navy and talked of it often.
Tom moved to Toms River in 1953 where he settled to raise his family. Tom worked as a supervisor in the Powerhouse at Ciba Giegy, retiring in 1982. Tom was an active member in his community and was a parishioner of Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.
Tom was predeceased by his son Thomas in 2006. He is survived by his wife of 73 years Grace, his daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Lowell Gutridge; his daughter and son-in-law Kathleen and Enrico Cafiero; and daughter-in-law Nancy Dugan. Tom is also survived by his 9 grand children, T.J, Robyn and Brian of Toms River; Abby, Seth and Jonathan of North Carolina; Ricky, Anthony and Nicole of Forked River. Tom was also blessed with 11 great-grand children.
Ocean County Cremation is taking care of the services. Interment will take place on November 2, 2016 at The Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ and services are private.
Published by Asbury Park Press on Oct. 30, 2016.