Kathryn R. Duggan

  • Visitation:
    Thursday, March 19, 2015 
    3:00 -7:00 PM
  • Location:
    O'Connell Funeral Home
    30 Little Plains Road
    Southampton, NY
  • Funeral Service:
    Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM
    Rev. Peter J. Garry
    Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
    Southampton, New York
  • Service Type: Public
    • In Lieu of Flowers donations maybe made to:
      Basilica Parish of Sacred Heart-- In Nomine Domini Fund
      East End Hospice



Born: June 4, 1941
Died:  March 16, 2015 
Age:   73

Kathryn Gilmartin Duggan

Kathryn Gilmartin Duggan died on Monday, March 16, at Southampton Hospital, surrounded by family.

Kate attended the Sacred Heart of Mary Academy in Sag Harbor, graduating in 1959. She studied Sociology at Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY. After graduating in 1963, she worked in the human resources department at NBC New York until 1967. She married William Duggan Jr. in August 1965.

Kate was a longtime parishioner at Basilica of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton, NY. She also was a trustee of the church for 15 years, a Eucharistic minister for more than 25 years and a religious education teacher for 6 years. Kate was a founding member of Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library, a docent at the Parrish Art Museum, and a volunteer for community health seminars and fundraising events at the Southampton Hospital. She also was a board member for 8 years at East End Hospice and member of the Southampton Study Club for 35 years. Recently, Kate was awarded the Gloria Gaines Memorial Award, the highest alumna honor, from Marymount College at Fordham University for exemplary service to one's church, community, and the College.

The daughter of David H. and Mary R. Gilmartin, was born in Southampton, New York, June 4, 1941. She was predeceased by her sisters Ruth Gilmartin Darby and Mary Gilmartin Steinbrecher. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, William H. Duggan Jr., daughter Ann G. Duggan, son William H. Duggan III, Frances J. Orabona and grandchildren Meredith and William; brother, David J. Gilmartin and wife Linda, Laura G. Masterson and husband William, Martin R. Gilmartin and wife Pamela; and 24 nieces/nephews.

Kate enjoyed spending time with her husband, her two children, and her twin grandchildren (lovingly known as "Chaos" and "Mayhem"). In her free time she loved to golf, cook, bake, read and travel the world. Family members will remember Kate, for her faith, passion for life, sense of humor, grace, and especially for her devotion to friends and family. She leaves all of us with a heart full of love and gratitude and wishes that all of our days be prosperous and happy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary "In Nomine Domini Fund", 168 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968, or East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.

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