Joseph J. Duggan

Joseph J. Duggan of Norton, formerly of Mansfield passed away on July 17, 2020 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Joan (Gay). Loving father of Stephen Duggan and his wife Molly McKean of Hopkinton NH, Jennifer Holt and her husband Matthew of Mansfield, Mark and Matthew Duggan, and the late Julie Duggan. Proud grandfather of Molly, Matthew, Hannah, Eli and Evelyn Duggan, Tucker McPartlin, Julianne and William Holt.

Joe was a Korean War Veteran. He was employed by New England Telephone for 35 years. A friend of Bill W for over 40 years.

Visiting hours will be 10:15-11 AM at St Mary’s Norton on Wednesday July 22, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 AM. Adhering to Covid 19 guidelines, face masks are required & visitation is limited to 104 family and close friends. The funeral Mass will be live streamed through St. Mary’s Norton Facebook page. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mansfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CSF of Mansfield Julie Duggan Memorial Scholarship, PO Box 23, Mansfield MA 02048 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 N. Main St, #104 Natick, MA 01760.

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  1. Richard on July 20, 2020 at 12:14 am

    Going to miss you, Joe.
    R.I.P. to a great brother-in-law and friend.

  2. Barbara Holmes on July 20, 2020 at 1:41 am

    Joan, I am sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and family b

  3. Rosie Chase on July 20, 2020 at 1:45 am

    Joan and all,

    So sorry for your loss.

    I pray God’s comfort and peace to you.

    God bless

  4. carol massa on July 20, 2020 at 1:54 am

    Joan and Jen so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts

  5. Ashley and Mike MacKenzie on July 20, 2020 at 2:00 am

    Joan and Jen, our throughts and oraysrs are with you during this difficult time!

  6. Maria Liddick on July 20, 2020 at 2:02 am

    Oh, Joan, so very sad to hear this. Holding you close in my prayers during this sad time.

  7. Mike kent on July 20, 2020 at 2:29 am

    Thank you for your service and the wonderful children you raised. I will miss you; rest easy my friend

  8. Karen & Joe Yunits on July 20, 2020 at 2:45 am

    Joan, So sorry for your loss. Hope all those wonderful memories help you through this sad time.

  9. Christian Gay on July 20, 2020 at 3:15 am

    Joe was a wonderful uncle and will be missed. He has surely been reunited with Julie in heaven. Much love to you from Florida, Joan and Jen.

  10. Shawna Leary on July 20, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Joan and Jen is sorry… Joe was a wonderful man….may the happy memories help you through this time…Shawna and Dave Leary

  11. Sharron & Thomas Cox on July 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Joan and family, Tom and I are so sorry for your loss. We both became very close to Joe. He will be greatly missed by both of us and many others. He was a man of great wisdom and a man of integrity, honor and respect. If there is anything you may need we are here. Our sincerest condolences. Lots of love to you ❤️

  12. Jeanine and John on July 20, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Joan and family…..
    So sorry for your loss. May the knowledge that Joe is reunited with Julie comfort you.

  13. Janice Poillucci & Chrissy Conlin on July 20, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    To Joan, Jen and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Love, Janice and Chrissy.

  14. Michelle Langa on July 20, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Joan and Jen,

    May good memories sustain you. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  15. Mike BooBoo mcinturff on July 20, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you for always being a pillar in our community your experience strength and hope will be missed by many I will especially miss seeing you sitting across the hall from me. It has been a privilege and an honor to know you. God bless you Joe. R.I.P.

  16. James Gay on July 21, 2020 at 1:18 am

    To joan and Jen Joe will be missed by many of us!A great guy and friend we will miss him dearly!Love you guys Jim,!Kellie and Deb!

  17. Sandy Boyle on July 21, 2020 at 1:37 am

    I met Joe at a very sad time in my life. He was a help to me when I need help. He was a kind man and a friend.
    My deepest sympathy to the Duggan family
    Sandy Boyle

  18. Evan S. on July 21, 2020 at 3:32 am

    Thank you, Joe. You’re steady presence was always a great comfort and inspiration. You will be greatly missed.

  19. Mary Keefe on July 21, 2020 at 4:16 am


    Joe was always gentle with me hopefully you will see your well cared for daughter Julie

  20. Anne-Marie on July 21, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Joe was always so thoughtful and caring to me. I will miss him terribly.

    Be at peace with Julie and the rest of our dearly departed family.

    Sending much love to Joan and Jen.

  21. Sandra Sweeney on July 21, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Thank you Joe for being gentle with me when needed and honest with me when necessary. You were an inspiration to me and so very many others. Godspeed.

  22. Faith Williams on July 21, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Joan and Jen,
    So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Peace be with you.
    Faith, Charlie, Stephanie and Kristen

  23. Ken Nado on July 21, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you Joe for all that you taught me over the many years of knowing you your presence will be missed in the halls
    May you Rest In Peace
    God Bless

  24. Trish Morizio on July 21, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Joan and Jennifer, we are so very sorry for your loss. We have such wonderful memories of Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Trish, Tara, Michael, Daniel, and Jenna

  25. Lisa Pinto on July 21, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Thank you for all your help over the years Joe. You were a wonderful friend and power of example. You will be missed my friend. Rest in the sweetest of peace. Love always.xoxo

  26. Tracey Sabourin on July 22, 2020 at 2:43 am

    You will be truly missed. It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye my dear friend. You have been a light of hope for me and and many of us. I will never forget the sound of your voice. That accent and the honesty of your words have inspired so many. Thank you Joe.

  27. David Gould on July 22, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Joe will be missed greatly by many, many people. May God watch over the entire Duggan family. May he sleep with the angels.

  28. Jack & Sue on July 22, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Joe’s quite and kind presence will be much missed thru-out the entire extended Gay family. He was a guiding light for many and always put family first.
    Cant help but recall his sparkling clean swimming pools for the girls with water so clear and inviting.
    Eternal peace to you. Look out for us.

  29. Carol Santiago on July 22, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Joe, Thankyou for serving our country, sharing your wisdom, and also sharing the truth. I have had the pleasure of seeing your Irish eyes smiling. I hear that the restoration of our minds, body, & soul in Heaven is Beautiful. Enjoy! God Bless you Joe

  30. Debbie Gordy on July 22, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Dear Joan, Jen and Matt,
    I am so sorry For your loss… Joe was such a nice man and a devoted Dad. You are all in my thoughts and prayers
    All my love, Debbie

  31. Joshua Vance on July 23, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Steadfast, caring and humble. He was a lighthouse for so many who were lost. His light shines on, reflected in others. My deepest condolences to his family and friends

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