Thomas J. Duggan Jr.

Thomas J. Duggan Jr., 85

March 15, 2024

Thomas J. Duggan Jr., 85, resident of West Concord since 1964, passed away on March 11, 2024 surrounded by his family. Thomas was the husband of Simonne (LeBlanc) Duggan for over 61 years.  

Born on September 10, 1938, he was the son of the late Thomas J. Duggan Sr. and Elizabeth (O’Toole) Duggan. Tom graduated from Maynard H.S. and attended Fitchburg State Teachers College. Tom enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves, serving for six years.  

Tom began his career as an Industrial Arts Teacher at Concord-Carlisle HS. He coached Riflery and Football. In 1965, he started the first CCHS Boys Soccer Program. After completing his Master’s Degree, Tom became an administrator at CCHS. He became the principal at Bedford High School in 1972 until retirement in 2000. He was elected to serve three terms for the Concord-Carlisle School Committee. His years as a teacher, coach, and principal were the foundation of many close friendships.  

He was an usher at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in West Concord. A man of faith, he was known for his work ethic, strong handshake, and dedication to his family. For Tom and Simonne, time with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandson brought them true happiness.  

In addition to his wife, he leaves behind his children, Linda M. Duggan-Johnson, Col. (Ret.) Thomas J. Duggan III (Amy), Denise M. Duggan, Michael J. Duggan (Jenny) and Anne Marie Duggan (Jeff, his grandchildren, Elizabeth, Tanner (Morgan), Susannah (Ben), Alana, Jack, Olivia, Emily, Erin, and Joseph, and his great-grandson, Mylo Thomas Duggan. He was the brother of James Duggan, William Duggan (Jean) and Teresa Nourse (Brian), and was adored by his many Duggan and LeBlanc nieces, nephews and extended family. Godfather of William R. Duggan, Celine Boyle, Deborah McNulty, and Jena LeBlanc. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Lou LeBert and sister-in-law, Audrey Duggan. 

Family and friends will gather for visiting hours at Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, on Monday, March 18 from 4-7 pm. Tom’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Bridget’s Church, 1 Percival Street, Maynard.  Burial will follow at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to Thomas J. Duggan Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Bedford Community Scholarships, P.O. Box 585, Bedford, MA 01730.  

Arrangements are entrusted to Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord. For Tom’s full obituary and online guestbook, please visit