Susan J. (McGrath) Duggan, age 84

of Middleboro

Susan J. (McGrath) Duggan, age 84

Susan J. (McGrath) Duggan, age 84, of Middleboro, a former resident of Quincy for over forty years before moving with her husband, James, to Oak Point in Middleboro, died peacefully, Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at the Hannah B.G. Shaw Home in Middleboro, in the comfort of her loving family.

Susan was born in Boston, to the late Peter J. and Marcella M. (Cronin) McGrath. Raised in Belmont and Watertown, she was a graduate of Mount Trinity Academy in Watertown and Cardinal Cushing College in Brookline.

Family, friends, and service were the guiding lights in Susan’s life. She was a longtime member of the Quincy Catholic Club, the Sodality of St. John the Baptist Church, the Red Hat Society, numerous Quincy Public School PTA’s, and a past president of Altrusa International District 1 – Quincy Chapter.

She raised her family in Quincy and enjoyed summers in East Brewster on Cape Cod. Memories, which each of her children, friends, and family recall with great affection. An avid and rabid fan of all the Boston Sports teams, she was most proud of attending and encouraging the achievements of her children, grandchildren, niece and nephew at their numerous sporting events. Her infectious and recognizable laugh endeared her to her many cherished friends and family. A true matriarch of her family, her love knew no boundaries.

Beloved wife for sixty-three years of James F. Duggan.

Devoted mother of Maureen S. Redmond and her husband Brian of Pembroke, James F. Duggan, Jr. and his partner Kathleen Kelly of Newington, Conn., Michael G. Duggan and his wife Karen of Guilford, Conn., Francis P. Duggan and his wife Karin of Glastonbury, Conn., Kathleen M. Kayne and her husband David of Trumbull, Conn., Patrick J. Duggan and his wife Susan of Holbrook, Teresa M. LaMonica and her husband John of Duxbury, and Virginia H. McGregor and her husband Adam of Marshfield.

Loving “Grammy” of twenty-one grandchildren, their spouses, and five great-grandchildren. She was the grandmother of the late Paul James Duggan and Kellie Mary Duggan.

One of three siblings, she was pre-deceased by Peter J. McGrath, Jr. and John J. McGrath.

Susan is also survived by her sister-in-law, Carol McGrath; her niece, Karen A. Geary and her husband Ted; her nephew, Daniel P. McGrath; a grandniece and grandnephew.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy on Monday, January 13, at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Susan’s memory may be made to The Kellie Duggan Foundation, 7 Cornfield Lane, Guilford, CT 06437 or


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  • Please accept our most sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with the Duggan Clan.

    Tom and Cayce Kelly (Northville, MI)

  • I will miss her so much. I am sorry I cannot attend the Wake and Funeral services due to illness. Condolences to the Duggan Family. God bless you all.

  • We are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, praying for comfort to you and your family.

  • Terry, Ginny and family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Bless all of you during this difficult time.
    Much Love,
    Nancy McPartlin

  • My heart goes out to all in the Duggan clan. What an amazing loving woman ,whose life will continue in your lives. You r a very, very special family.

  • Hi Terry and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I hope you find peace in your wondetful memories of her. Sending hugs, Debbie Nowicki

  • We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    With love,
    Brad, Paulette, Rachel and Maddie

  • Jim,
    We are thinking of you and your family and your dear mom. You are in our prayers. May your mom’s love shine on you as she stays in your heart always.
    Nancy and Paul

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Duggan clan. She was a wonderful woman who will be missed by so many.

    Love, Karen and Troy

  • Terry – So sorry for your loss. Your Mom sounds like a wonderful person with a sweet and caring soul. May she rest in peace and may your memories bring you joy, in time.

  • Mike,

    Very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the entire family.

    Holly & Frank

  • Ginny, Adam, Sam and Maddie- We are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a huge spirit in your lives and we hope your overwhelming love and respect for her and a lifetime of memories will carry you through this difficult time. Heaven just got another angel and a good one! Our deepest sympathy. Kevin, Rosemary, Kevin, Colin & Julia.

  • So sorry to hear of my cousin Susan’s passing. She was a delightful person to be around and I will fondly remember my visits with her and her family.

  • Sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Sending love, peace, and prayers💖✌🙏

  • Dear Maureen, Brian and Erin, and Duggan family members,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts –
    Warmest wishes to all of you,
    Dan Spurling