June 26, 2018

Matthew Duggan

Matthew Duggan of Hull,  formerly of Dorchester and originally from  Montiagh,Clare Galway, Ireland, died unexpectedly on June 26, 2018, he was 86. The beloved husband of the late Ann Marie “Nancy” (Flaherty) Duggan. Devoted father of Matthew J. Duggan of Hull. Brother of Nellie Duggan and Sally Farragher both of Galway, Ireland and the late Mary Greally, Martin, Paddy, Walter and Daniel Duggan. Cherished Pops to Matthew J. Duggan, Jr. and his fiancee Samantha Fletcher of Hull, Jacqueline Gouthro of Dorchester and Dillon Kelley of Plymouth. Great Grandfather of Braden McBride and Lucas Ingram. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

 

Matt came over from Ireland when he was 25 to play his beloved Irish hurling. He loved to dance, he met the love of his life Ann Marie “Nancy” Flaherty at a dance at the Hiberian Hall in West Roxbury. They married and raised the family in Dorchester. He worked for the Carmen’s Union Local 589 for many years.  Matt enjoyed playing cards, fishing, trips to the casino, a pint of Guiness at the pub, gardening and of course sports, especially hurling. Matt was one of the founding fathers of Fr. Tom Burke’s Hurling Club, which originated back in 1958.  He also enjoyed singing – his favorites were Johnny Cash songs. Proud of his Irish roots, he cherished his trips back to the Old Country.   Faith and family were the cornerstone of all that was truly important to Matt. He will be remembered as a true gentleman, with a great sense of humor and quick Irish wit.  He will be sadly missed by all those who were blessed to have known him.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 2-6 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:45 AM on Monday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM.

Burial in New Calvary Cemetery, Boston.

Donations in memory of Matthew may be made to Fr. Tom Burke Hurling Club.