John Duggan Obituary (1935 – 2021) – Alamogordo, NM

John J Duggan

Alamogordo – The Duggan loved ones is unhappy to announce the peaceful passing of John J. Duggan of Alamogordo on Could 14th, 2021 at Providence Memorial Hospital, El Paso, Texas. John was born June 15th, 1935 at Brockton Hospital, Brockton, Massachusetts. Born to Wilfred Francis Duggan and his spouse, Bridget Elizabeth, née Connolly, John was the 2nd of 6 youngsters: Wilfred Jr., Margaret Elizabeth, Paul, Daniel and Mary.

John lived fortunately on a farm in Holbrook, Massachusetts right up until the age of 8. He beloved the farm lifestyle and spoke of it fondly through the many years. Eventually, nevertheless, the relatives moved to Enjoyable Street in Whitman, Massachusetts. There John attended Whitman Superior College ahead of coming into the United States Air Power as a jet mechanic for 4 several years.

Just after his stint in the USAF, he attended the Newman Prep Faculty, Boston and Boston College. He then re-joined the Air Force in the Air Cadet software. He attended flight education at Lackland Air Power Base, Texas and Bainbridge Air Foundation, Georgia.

Through his time in the armed service, John flew and skilled on fighters, bombers and helicopters. His plane of choice was the helicopter. He liked the aerodynamic versatility it presented and would have fortunately traveled any where by way of helicopter. In the army, John was stationed all about and past which include McConnell AFB, KS Plattsburgh AFB, NY Maguire AFB, NJ, the place he flew various missions to and from Vietnam Thule AFB, Greenland Moody AFB, GA Incirlik CDI, Adana, Turkey and Holloman AFB, NM ahead of retiring as a Important in 1976.

In the midst of all that instruction and military services services, John married Virginia Marie Meagher in 1961 and they had 6 children. The children, Karen Marie (predeceased), Alamogordo Julie Ebeling, New Jersey Michael Patrick, Milwaukee John Joseph (Jennifer), El Paso Jed Anthony (Catherine), Las Cruces and Jessica Alpeter (Steven), Ohio had been happy to see their moms and dads rejoice sixty several years of marriage on April 29th, 2021. John had 6 grandchildren that he beloved and doted on. Matthew, Emma, Tristan, Isabel, Brady and Josselyn cherished him correct back and then some.

Immediately after the army, John remained in New Mexico exactly where he and Virginia raised their family in Alamogordo. In the ensuing yrs, John retained hectic with many endeavors, but it was his appreciate of flying that maintained his qualified and recreational attention. He was a grasp pilot and an great flight instructor. He enjoyed educating and aiding others to reach their pilot’s license. Truly, his appreciate of traveling was unsurpassed by anything at all apart from for his really like and devotion to his spouse and children.

He did, however, take care of to come across a little bit of time for some newbie photograph, at which he was fairly excellent. And he was most unquestionably usually up for a spherical of golf with his wife, kids or friends. He could fly, drive or resolve just about just about every known mechanical item. He experienced a cache of applications that would rival any NASCAR pit crews. He cherished watching Civil War and WWII documentaries, assumed you could hardly ever have ample flashlights or batteries and he hardly ever fulfilled a pet he failed to pet. Ice product was not risk-free in his vicinity for any sum of time. His family members will sorely skip him, but they will constantly cherish the quite a few content memories they shared as a relatives as they traveled to and from Massachusetts by using car or truck and camper each summer season.

In celebration of John’s lifetime, on Friday, June 18th, 2021 at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church a Rosary will be prayed at 9:15AM adopted by a memorial mass at 10AM, Alamogordo. Rev. Mark McKenzie, SJ will be the Celebrant. Right after the mass, John’s cremains will be positioned in the Columbarium at Saint Jude alongside with a military services tribute. In lieu of bouquets, be sure to take into consideration donating to the Wounded Warrior Venture. The relatives seems to be ahead to celebrating John’s lifetime with household and members of the community that understood and loved him.

Thanks to the COVID Pandemic, occupancy is confined to or extra than 150 individuals at a time. Remember to exercise social distancing at all occasions and stick to COVID safe tactics.

The Duggan spouse and children has entrusted their loved a person to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Residence.

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Valda Udley

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