William J. Dugan

November 2, 1940May 6, 2021

William J. “Bill” Dugan passed away surrounded by his loved ones on May 6, 2021 at the age of 80. Wonderful father to Michael Dugan (Patty) and Susan Schroeder (David) and loving grandfather, “Mr. Bill” to Sean, Erin and Danielle Dugan as well as Christopher (Caitlyn), Lauren and Kevin Schroeder. Predeceased by his bride, Maureen of 42 years. Bill was born in Boston, MA; growing up in Medfield MA and attending Bridgewater State College and Northeastern University prior to moving to Indian Harbor Beach, FL in 1969. Through the years, Bill served on the IHB City Council and IHBVFD and was a long-time administrator for Brevard Public Schools finishing his career as Principal of Merritt Island High School. Always social Bill was a member of both the Moose and the Elks and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, eating good food and drinking fine wine. A private service will be held in Waynesville, NC a favorite place of both Bill and Maureen.


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Carolyn Hebson

May 11, 2021

I wanted to extend my condolences to Mr Dugan’s family and to express my gratitude for the impact he had on my life as a student at Merritt Island High School (class of 1996). I helped Mr Dugan with simple secretarial work for 2 years during my elective period in high school at MIHS. He taught me how to file, and I still do it his way because he really had quite a good system. But I learned a great deal more from Mr Dugan. He held me to a high standard and believed in me long before I realized my potential, he encouraged me to attend both college and medical school (which I did) because he needed a “good Cardiologist”, and he acted as father figure (and kept me out of trouble) while my dad relocated to Miami after hurricane Andrew. I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing, and wish I had reached out more recently. I hope that he knew what a positive influence he was on my life and how grateful I am for him. With Sympathy, Carolyn Bray Hebson