Pat Duggan

On looking back the Seasons that time does go quickly happens to be so
Pat Duggan left Claraghatlea five decades ago
He went off to New York for a new start in life
Where he married Lisheen born and raised Kathy Looney his soul mate and wife

A religious man to his beliefs quite true
He lived as a good person for to give him his due
He never harmed anyone in any way
In him what was a loss to Millstreet was a gain to the U S of A

One of the eldest of my siblings Pat as i recall
As a young man never played Hurling or Gaelic Football
In a sporting mad Parish where his was a known and well liked face
He was one of those who did seem out of place

In New York he and Kathy raised their children and in New York he died
Brushing snow from the footpath by his home he slipped and knocked his head luck not on his side
And though he is one i had not seen for years
The news of his passing has reduced me to tears

It is a fact death is for all of us mortals and fact never lie
Though Pat’s was a tragic way for one to die
He was such a good person in him nothing bad
For his wife Kathy and their children this is so very sad

A blood brother in the flesh i will never more see
In his ways he was one far superior to me
Since he was one who did not know how to tell a lie
But life does go on and good people do die.

“Pat Duggan” is by Francis Duggan, on his brother Pat


Visitation: Friday, February 5, 2016, 2pm-6pm & 7-9pm, Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes Inc., Levittown, NY (2786 Hempstead Turnpike Levittown NY 11756-1335)
Service: 9:30 am Saturday, February 6, 2016, St. Bernard R.C. Church, Levittown, NY (3100 Hempstead Tpke. Levittown NY 11756-1335)
Cemetery: 11am Saturday, February 6, 2016, Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY


Patrick S. Duggan February 17, 1937 – February 2, 2016

3 thoughts on “Pat Duggan”

  1. Francis…what a very beautiful poem in tribute to your late brother, Pat. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and to all the Duggan Family on the sad departure of Pat, R.I.P., to his Eternal Reward. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  2. Francis! My condolences to you and your siblings on the death of Pat. Your reflection on his life was moving and heart-felt. Grieving the loss of a loved one at such a distance is never easy.

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