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Lawrence A. Dugan

September 13, 1949 ~ May 20, 2022 (age 72)

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Lawrence A. Dugan, at the age of 72, passed away peacefully with his wife, Kathleen by his side, on the afternoon of Friday, May 20th, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Larry was born the 3rd son and a twin to the late Allen J. and Lena (Valla) Dugan on September 13th, 1949. He grew up on Springer Street in the Flats in Wilmington. He was a graduate of St. Thomas the Apostle Grade School, Salesianum School, and the University of Delaware.

Larry was a proud alumnus of Salesianum School Class of 1967 where he served on the Student Council, played on the basketball team, and made many lifelong friends. He also served his country as a member of the Delaware Air National Guard. Larry dedicated the majority of his career to working in the financial sector with the latter part spent at Blue Marble Logistics LLC. 

Whether you knew him as “Larry,” “Lar,” or “Duges,” he was your friend. He was a good man with an easy-going temperament who always seemed at home with a glass of red wine in one hand and a golf club in the other. Larry liked listening to the Bob Pantano Saturday Night Dance Party and Sunday with Sinatra. He looked forward to his annual golf trips with his buddies to Myrtle Beach and playing in the Mulrooney’s golf league.

Larry and Kathleen enjoyed many great vacations and trips over the years, with a favorite being Bermuda. They also enjoyed watching many a sunset over the bay from their beach home at the Jersey Shore. Their life together was a good one.

Along with his parents, Larry was predeceased by his father-in-law, William J. Farrell; brother-in-law, Stephen P. Farrell; and nephew, Billy Dugan.

He is survived by his wife of almost 32 years, Kathleen (Farrell) Dugan; brothers, Vincent “Buzz” Dugan and wife JoAnne, William “Billy” Dugan; and his twin sister, Linda M. Dugan. Additionally, he is survived by his mother-in-law, Mary T. Farrell; Sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann Marie Noble (Jim), Elizabeth Bothner (Paul); Brothers and sisters-in-law, William J. Farrell II, Thomas D. Farrell (Sandy), Lauren T. Farrell and Kathleen T. Farrell. He will also be remembered by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church 301 N. Bancroft Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware 19805, where family and friends may visit beginning at 9:00am. Interment will be held privately with family at All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center - Christiana Care Office of Development, 4000 Nexus Drive, Suite W3-300, Wilmington DE 19803, or to Salesianum School, 1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19802.


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May 26, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
301 N. Bancroft Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19805

Mass of Christian Burial
May 26, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
301 N. Bancroft Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19805

Interment following Mass
May 26, 2022

All Saints Cemetery
6001 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808


Helen F. Graham Cancer & Research Institute
Christiana Care Office of Development, 4000 Nexus Drive, Suite W3-300, Wilmington DE 19803

Salesianum School Annual Fund
1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington DE 19802

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