In Memoriam


In Memory of

Thomas E. Doogan

August 26, 1930 - October 20, 2014


Thomas E. Doogan of Cranford died Monday, October 20, 2014 at home.

Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Avenue, Cranford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, October 24th at St. Michael’s R.C. Church, Cranford at 10:30 a.m.

Mr. Doogan was born August 26, 1930 in Bayonne, the first of three children born to Edward and Ann (Boyle) Doogan of Bayonne and Neptune City, New Jersey. He attended local schools. He was a graduate of Seton Hall University where he earn a B.S. in Business. Mr. Doogan was discharged honorable from the United States Naval Reserves.

Mr. Doogan began a forty five year career with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 1948. He retired as an Administrator in the Engineering Department. Mr. Doogan served as President of the P.A.C.E.M. Society, Holy Name Society, The Port Service Club, The Travel and Leisure Club. He was elected to The Board of Directors of the Xcel Credit Union, a position he retained up to the time of his death. He served as a Director more than twenty years.

Mr. Doogan was married to his childhood sweetheart, Margaret (Forker) Doogan. They celebrated their 60th Anniversary this past September 11th. Mr. Doogan was predeceased by his parents and his sister Ann Marie Gliebe of Tiburon, California. He is survived by his wife Margaret, his beloved son Dr. Edward Doogan, his loving brother Dennis of Shrewsbury and Bonita Springs, Florida.

Thomas is also survived by his dear sister-in-law Rosanne O’Connell of Fort Worth, Texas, his brother-in-law Dennis Forker, Rutherford, NJ, his nieces Karen Moor, Mountain View, California, Maureen O’Connell, Grapevine, Texas, Colleen McCoy, Fort Worth, Texas, Patricia Hamilton, Pittsford, New York, Mary Beth Finn, Westfield, NJ, Eileen Haughney, Verona, NJ, Survivors also include his nephews Frank Doogan, Shrewsbury, NJ, Paul Gliebe, San Francisco, California and William O’Connell,
Fort Worth, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City or the Sister of St. Joseph, St. John Villa, Flourtown, Pennsylvania.


Thursday, October 23, 2014
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Dooley Funeral Home
218 North Avenue W
Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 276-0255

Funeral Service

Friday, October 24, 2014

St. Michaels Church
40 Alden St.
Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 276-0360


Ferraro’s Restaurant
14 Elm St.
Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 232-1105



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