William Duggan Jr.

June 12, 1936September 28, 2012
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Bill Duggan, a faithful servant of the Lord, has passed to his reward on Sept. 28th. He was loved by his wife, Mary of 52 years and his six children, Mary Ellen, Billy, Monica, Michael, Sean and Kevin, and his twelve grandchildren as well has his brother Tom. He was predeceased by his father William Duggan, mother Catherine O’Shea and brothers John and Joe. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from St. John’s University, Fordham Law School and New York University. He retired from News Corp. as their tax director. In his retirement, he traveled with Mary to six continents and celebrated his 75th birthday in Ireland with family. Bill retired to Hilton Head, South Carolina. He was active serving as secretary to NAMI Beaufort County, a volunteer at Holy Family Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. In retirement he discovered and fostered his love for painting. Friends may call at Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home at 2900 Summer Street in Stamford, CT from 4pm-8pm on Tuesday, October 2nd. A Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Leo’s Church on Wednesday at 11am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill’s memory to NAMI Beaufort County, PO Box 24128, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925. To leave an online condolence, please visit



  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, October 3, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 2, 2012


  • Burial will be private

William Duggan Jr.

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Pauline Southgate

May 8, 2013

Dear Mary & Family, we did not hear of your sad news until a few months after his passing.

We are all so very sorry to hear of your loss and sending you our sincere sympathy and Gods blessings.

Barbara Benedict

October 14, 2012

Dear Mary, I was very lucky to have met Bill while painting. He joined my group of plein air painters and brought a spririt and joy to the group. I did not arrive back in Hilton Head until the 1st and unfortunately didn't hear of his passing until today, October 14th. I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be greatly missed.

Barbara Benedict Jones

Barbara & Pat Paladino

October 9, 2012

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

JoAnn Howard

October 6, 2012

Dear Mary and family, We were so saddened to hear of Bill's passing. All of you have been in our prayers. Bill was a true 'gentleman' and I felt honored to know him. May God bless all of you at this difficult time and 'rest in peace', Bill. Roger & JoAnn Howard HHI

October 6, 2012

Dear Mary,
We were so saddened to hear of Bill's sudden death. ( We were in Spain) What a wonderful man he was; so caring and had such a wonderful Irish smile! Your heart is broken I am sure! You two were so beautiful together!
With our thoughts and prayers,
Lou & Bill Quirk

October 5, 2012

Mary-we heard of Bill/s passing from the SPMC news letter--Joan and I are very sadden --the short time that we new Bill, he left a great impression on both of us --a nice person and a gentleman -- Jim & Joan Bard

Bob McKinnon

October 4, 2012

I would like to give my condolences to the Duggan family. Mr. Duggan was always such a pleasure to be around and he will surely be missed by many.

October 3, 2012

Mary and everyone,
The Syracuse Amicos are very saddened to hear of Bill's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Duggan family. Bill was a wonderful friend, we will miss him at the lake and everyplace else.

Chris and Kim Amico

October 3, 2012

Dear Mary, We are in Bewdley and have just heard of your sad loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Duggan family at this time. Bill was a wonderful man with a fantastic personality, the kindest heart one could ever have who loved his children and grandchildren.

Mary, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love Carole and Bob Mortley.

October 3, 2012

Dear Mary and Family,
So sorry to hear your sad news. Bill was a fine man with a generous spirit. We included Bill and your family in the blessing last night at the NAMI Walk dinner. We are thinking of you all.
Frank and Debbie Morris, HHI