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Reverend Kevin Paul Duggan

Reverend Kevin Paul Duggan, age 63, of Toms River, New Jersey, formerly of Quincy, died suddenly on Thursday July 6, 2017 at home.

Born in Dorchester, he had lived in New Jersey since 1985. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Metuchen, New Jersey on May 30, 1987 by Most Reverend Edward T. Hughes. Fr. Duggan attended Quincy Public Schools and graduated from Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree in 1972, where he was chosen by his peers as “Mr. AWHS”. After graduation from High School he attended St. John’s College of Liberal Arts, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and History in 1976. He then worked within the successful Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign of Edward J. King and worked in state government before returning to St. John’s Seminary, ultimately obtaining a Masters of Divinity Degree. After ordination Fr. Duggan served in New Jersey as Associate Pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Old Bridge, Pastor of Corpus Christi Church, South River, weekend assistant at St. Mary’s Church, South Amboy and Pastor of St. James the Less Church, Jamesburg. He recently obtained a Master’s Degree in Counseling from The College of New Jersey, Ewing and passed the National Certification Exam.

Son of the late Dennis M., Sr. and Margaret E. Garvin Duggan he is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Dennis M., Jr. and Mary Duggan of Milton; his sisters and brothers-in-law Maura Ann and Jonathan Howe of Norwell and Sheila Mary and Robert Fisher of Lady Lake, Florida; his nieces and nephews Jonathan M. Duggan, Jennifer Duggan Korn, Emily Duggan Harrison, Elizabeth Duggan; Patrick and Austin Howe; Robert and Kevin Fisher; his great-nieces and nephews Bradan, Cael, and Dermot Duggan, Allison, Matthew, and Meredith Korn, and Peter Harrison; and his friend and colleague of over 30 years Rev. Dennis Weezorak of St. Mary’s Church, South Amboy, New Jersey.

Father Duggan will be received at St. James the Less Church, 36 Lincoln Avenue, Jamesburg, New Jersey 08831 on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at 2 p.m. and will lie in state from 2 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Commemoration will be offered on Tuesday at 7 p.m. New Jersey arrangements are under the direction of The Gundrum Service “Home For Funerals” 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy, NJ 08879.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy Thursday, July 13th at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock Street, Quincy at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.  Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 12th from 4 – 8 p.m. Interment in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

For those who wish, donations in Kevin’s memory may be made to Archbishop Williams High School, c/o 40 Independence Avenue, Braintree, MA 02184.


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July 12, 2017
To the Duggan Family, Our deepest condolences at this time. Kevin was a good friend to our family in happy and sad times. We are saddened at his sudden passing. May he rest in peace.

~ Deacon Brian and Marcia Kean


July 12, 2017
To All the Duggan Family: Please accept my deepest condolences upon the death of Fr. Kevin. I knew Kevin well and was privileged to call him my friend. We shared much together. Like so many other people, I am deeply grateful for his friendship and for his service to the Church and the people of God whom he served so well and so lovingly. Your in Christ, Br. Daniel F. Murray, O.F.M.

~ Br. Daniel F. Murray, O.F.M.


July 11, 2017
Deepest condolences to the Duggan's and Kevin's friends.

~ Mike McElman


July 10, 2017
Dennis and Family, We're so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. AWHS-40 Independence Team Maura, Brett, Anthony, Lindsay, Kevin, Pattianne and Larisa.



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