Former Cutchogue resident Harry Patrick Fagan Jr. passed away Feb. 28, 2013. He was 85 years old.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he attended St. Francis Prep high school, where he was an enthusiastic and talkative student. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving on the USS New Jersey in the Pacific. After the war he returned to Brooklyn, where he met Marie Scott at the local bank where they both worked. They were married Sept. 17, 1949, and had been by each other’s side for the past 64 years.
Harry was an energetic civic leader, serving as president of the Valley Stream Lions Club, and was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He moved to Cutchogue in 1985, having spent summers there since 1964. He was an early president of the Fleet’s Neck Property Owners Association in Cutchogue and was responsible for securing beach access for all residents when Mr. Fleet sold the beach to the association for one dollar.
Harry worked for the New York Telephone Company for 35 years. After he retired in 1989, he and Marie moved to Palm Bay, Fla. After he suffered a heart attack requiring bypass surgery, he established Palm Bay’s first Mended Hearts Association, which is dedicated to the support of heart-surgery patients and their families. He later went on to be an ambassador for the organization all over the Southeast.
Harry is survived by his loving wife, Marie; his sons Michael (Ana) Fagan and Kevin (Irene) Fagan; grandchildren Christine (Rodney), Scott, Erin, Kelly, Julia, Michael and Eve; and a great-grandson, Noah. He was predeceased by his daughter, Dolores Katherine.
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