Our Condolences: Bob Dugan

posted Sep 20, 2018, 11:22 AM by CK Webmaster   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 11:22 AM ]

Robert Dennis “Brud” Dugan Sr. entered into eternal peace surrounded by his loving family on Monday, September 17, 2018. Brud was born on September 29, 1926 in Yonkers, NY to the late Eugene and Sarah (Kelly) Dugan. He received his education in Yonkers schools. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Amsterdam in the Pacific Ocean theatre during WWII. After proudly serving his country he returned to Yonkers and in 1948 married C. Theresa Romano. Brud joined the Yonkers Fire Department in 1954 and retired in 1981. In 1969, he moved to New Fairfield, CT. Upon his retirement from the YFD, Brud began a successful career in real estate.  Brud became a widower in 1980 after losing his loving wife Terry to cancer. In 1983, he was blessed to begin a new love story with his devoted wife Carol (Beland) Banning who survives him. 


Also left to cherish his memory, are his children, Robert D. Dugan Jr., Heather Carswell, Scott and Glenn Banning. A beloved Pop-Pop, he will be missed by his 20 grandchildren,16 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. His brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Patricia Dugan and sister Mary Fernandes, brother and sister-in-law Robert and Beverly Pietrzkiewicz, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his constant and most loyal companion, Lucky.  Brud was predeceased by his daughter Diane T. Dugan, grandson William M. Barnaby Jr. and brothers, Eugene, Thomas, John, Lawrence, and Raymond, Dugan. 


An avid golfer, Brud and Carol spent their winters in Florida. His strong work ethic, mechanical genius, and willingness to share his gift of fixing anything, made him the go to man for many.  Brud was always quick with a joke and with his wit, humor and Irish charm he would captivate any and all with grand stories of his adventures. His family will treasure the time spent celebrating all of life’s milestones with him and will continue to live by the example he set for us. He was a devout man, who lived his life loving God, country, and family.


A Visitation will be held at Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Sunday, September 23rd from 2:00 – 5:00 PM and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 24th at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 21 Brush Hollow Road, New Fairfield at 10:00 AM


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to St. Edward the Confessor church, 21 Brush Hill Road, New Fairfield, CT  06812.