NORTH FALMOUTH- John P. Duggan, “Jack”, 95, formerly of Arlington, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2018 surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Jack was born in Somerville, MA a son of the late John and Anna Duggan on January 6, 1923. He honorably and valiantly served his country in the United States Navy where he was part of the last volunteer group to join the navy that was draft eligible during WWII and he was on the first assault wave of Normandy. While in Normandy, Jack heroically transported seventy five wounded soldiers to a hospital ship waiting off shore. During his time in the Navy, he traveled most of the world including, Gibraltar, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, the French Riviera and southern France. After leaving the Navy, he worked as an elevator repairman and following retirement, he spent his summers on Cape Cod, where he was known as the Mayor of Megansett. He loved to be on the water, fishing and quahoging. Above all Jack adored his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years, Virginia Duggan; son, John P. Duggan, III; 4 sisters and 3 brothers.
Survivors include his loving daughter, Karen Cohn; grandchildren, Danielle Donnelly, Derek Donnelly and his wife Colleen and David Donnelly; great-granddaughter, Keira Donnelly; he is also survived by many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 9 until 10:30 am at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home in West Falmouth, MA, 584 West Falmouth Highway. A funeral Mass will follow at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 481 Quaker Road, North Falmouth at 11 AM. Interment will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
To remember Jack in a special way, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.