William Joseph DORGAN , Jr.
b: 7 JUL 1923
d: 26 AUG 2006
Biography

William Joseph Dorgan, Jr., born 07 Jul 1923 at Pekin Street in Providence, Rhode Island and died 26 August 2006 at Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI. He was 83 years old.

He appears on the 1930 US Census living at 256 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island with his extended family:

Joseph B Connell 53, Head
Ellen L Connell 43, Wife
Helen L Dorgan 24, Step-Daughter
Charles A Mc Intosh 22, Step-Son
Alfred F Mc Intosh 20, Step-Son
Frances Dwyer 41, Sister-in-Law
William J Dorgan 6, grandson
Helen L Dorgan 5, grand-daughter
Corrinne H Dorgan 2, grand-daughter

He appears on the 1940 US Census living at 256 Chalkstone Avenues, Providence, Rhode Island with his extended family:

Name: William J Dorgan Age: 16 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1924 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: Rhode Island Marital Status: Single Relation to Head of House: Stepgrandson Home in 1940: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
View Map Street: Chalkstone Avenue House Number: 956 Inferred Residence in 1935: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Residence in 1935: Same House Sheet Number: 5B Neighbors: View others on page Household Members:
Name
Age
Joseph E Connell
64
Ellen L Connell
54
Helen L Dorgan
34
Frances Dwyer
53
William J Dorgan
16
Helen L Dorgan
15
Corinne H Dorgan
12


He married (1) Mary Anne Gorman 31 Aug 1946 in Blessed Sacrament Church, Providence, Rhode Island, daughter of Stephen Gorman and Johanna O'Brien. She was born 07 Mar 1925 in Providence, Rhode Island, and died 28 Jun 1982 in North Scituate, Rhode Island. She was buried 01 Jul 1982, St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston, Rhode Island, Section 39, Lot 694. She was 57 years old.

He married (2) Dolores Carbone 17 Dec 1987 in St. Joseph's Church, North Scituate, Rhode Island, daughter of Salvatore Carbone and Thersa Agnello. She was born 27 Feb 1932 in Johnston, Rhode Island.

Notes for William Joseph Dorgan, Jr.:

1946: resided at 151 Regent Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island.

1954: resided at 85 Herschel Street, Providence, Rhode Island.

1976-2006: resided at Oakridge Road, North Scituate, Rhode Island.

1945-1948: The New Haven-Worcester-Providence Railroad

1948-1978: Patrolman, Sergeant, Lieutenant,Captain, and Director of Personel:

Providence Police Department

1978-1988: Director of Security, Community Colleges of Rhode Island


Obituary:

William J Dorgan, Jr
Birth:
 
Jul. 7, 1923
Death:
 
Aug. 26, 2006
 
DORGAN, WILLIAM J., JR., Captain PPD (Ret.), 83 of Oakridge Road, North Scituate, died peacefully Saturday, August 26, 2006 at Roger Williams Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Dolores S. (Carbone) Dorgan and the late Mary A. (Gorman) Dorgan.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late William J. Dorgan and Helen L. (McIntosh) Dorgan.

Bill served for 29 years with the Providence Police Department, retiring in 1976 as Captain and Director of Personnel. He was also Director of Safety and Security at the Community Colleges of Rhode Island for 10 years. He was a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School and Bryant College. Bill was a WWII USN Veteran, serving in the South Pacific. He was a member of the VFW, the Knights of Columbus, the Holy Name Society, the Fraternal Order of Police, Providence Lodge #3 and the Providence Retired Police and Firefighters Association. He was an avid reader, gardener, carpenter and mechanic.

Bill is survived by two sons, William J. Dorgan, III, of Florida and Panama and Edward M. Dorgan of North Scituate; two daughters, Joanne M. Dooley and her husband Michael of Smithfield, Donna M. Pheland and her husband Timothy of North Scituate.

Bill leaves five grandchildren, Michael M. Dooley of North Providence, Meaghan E. Dooley of Smithfield and Timothy N. Pheland, Kyle P. Pheland and Mackenzie M. Pheland of North Scituate. He is also survived by two sisters, Corinne H. Herzog of Greenville and Helen Louise Monahan of Tennessee.

The Funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. from the WINFIELD & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 571 West Greenville Road, North Scituate, Rhode Island. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, North Scituate at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. At Bill's request and in lieu of flowers, contributions in his honor may be made to Roger Williams Medical Center Development Office to support the needs of nursing and ancillary services so passionately provided to Bill throughout his illness.
 
Burial:
Saint Ann’s Cemetery
Cranston
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

Grave: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15550632


I deliverd this eulogy at my Dad's funeral, St. Joseph Church, North Scituate, Rhode Island on 30 August 2006:

ONCE UPON A TIME … AND ALL GOOD STORIES BEGIN THAT WAY … IN AN AGE ONLY REMEMBERED BY A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE – THE WORLD WAS AT PEACE … BRACED BETWEEN TWO WORLD WARS.

A YOUNG MAN FROM EAST COUNTY CORK, IRELAND AND A YOUNG WOMAN FROM STAUNCH SCOTCH PRESBYTERIAN STOCK, HAD A CHILD IN THE HEAT OF A 1923 PROVIDENCE JULY ---

AND THE CHILD GREW HEALTHY AND WISE … EVEN THOUGH HIS PARENTS GREW APART.

EXCEPT FOR HIS STEP GRANDFATHER, JOE CONNELL, HE WAS RAISED PRIMARILY IN A HOUSEHOLD OF LOVING WOMEN…

HIS GRANDMOTHER, ELLEN DWYER

HIS MOTHER, ELLEN LOUISE MCINTOSH

AND HIS SISTERS CORINNE HOPE AND HELEN LOUISE.

ALL THAT CHANGED … AS IT DID FOR MANY BOYS HIS AGE … AS HE SAILED OFF TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC IN THE COMPANY OF MEN TO FIGHT FOR A CAUSE THAT MAKES ALL MEN AND WOMEN FREE TODAY.

THE CUTE TOW-HEAD BOY RETURNED FROM A CONFLICT HE LITTLE TALKED ABOUT, AND, LIKE MANY OF HIS COMMRADES, MET A SWEET, SMART, CATHOLIC GIRL FROM MOUNT PLEASANT NAMED MARY ANN GORMAN, WHO MADE HIM CHASE HER UNTIL THEY BOTH LITERALLY FELL IN LOVE … BECAUSE THEY SIMPLY COULDN’T STAND BEING APART.

AND THEY MARRIED … AND SUFFERED THE HEARTACHE OF LOSING TWO BABIES … MARY ANN AND DANIEL PATRICK.

AND WHEN THEY WERE TOLD TO HAVE NO MORE CHILDREN, THEIR STEADFAST FAITH AND THEIR PERSONAL DESIRES IMPELLED THEM … AND HERE WE ARE TODAY: BILLY, EDDY, JOANNE, AND DONNA.

AND WE WERE A HAPPY, CLOSE-KNIT FAMILY.

WE REVELLED IN EACH OTHER’S SUCCESSES, STOOD BY EACH OTHER IN TIMES OF TROUBLE … AND THROUGH ALL THE UPS AND DOWNS OF LIFE’S CHALLENGES … WE ALWAYS HAD EACH OTHER … AND WE STILL DO!

AND THIS IS PRECISELY THEIR LEGACY:

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A TIME WHEN ONE OF US WAS EVER LEFT ABANDONED FROM THEIR LOVE AND EMBRACE.

THEY WERE ALWAYS THERE FOR US … NO MATTER WHAT THE PERSONAL COST.


AND SO … FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF BILL DORGAN … WE HONOR A MAN … WHO, MORE THAN MANY MEN … ROSE FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO BE A TOWER OF INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND FAIR-PLAY.

HIS MANY PERSONAL FRIENDS EXPRESSED THESE SAME SENTIMENTS AT THE WAKE LAST NIGHT:

MANY OF HIS POLICE BUDDIES SPOKE OF THE POWER OF HIS CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY.

MANY OF HIS COLLEAGUES AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES EXPERIENCED THE TENACITY OF HIS SINCERITY AND HONESTY.

AND ALL OF HIS FRIENDS HAD A STORY ABOUT WHAT A GOOD AND DECENT MAN HE WAS.

ON BEHALF OF DOLORES, HIS WIFE, AND MY ENTIRE FAMILY, I THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS DAY WITH US.

YOU HONOR US BY YOUR PRESENCE.

YOUR STORIES OF A GOOD AND DECENT MAN MAKE US ALL SMILE AND FEEL VERY PROUD … BECAUSE, LIKE ALL OF YOU, WE KNOW, FIRST HAND, THEY ARE ALL TRUE!


DAD:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields …
and until we meet again,
may God hold you gently in the palm of His hand.

AMEN
Facts
  • 7 JUL 1923 - Birth - ; Providence, Rhode Island
  • 30 AUG 2006 - Burial - ; St. Anne's Cemetery, Cranston, Rhode Island, Section 39, Lot 694
  • 26 AUG 2006 - Death - ; Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1978-1988 - Occupation 3 - ; Director of Security: Community College of Rhode Island
  • BET 1948 AND 1978 - Occupation 2 - ; Captain: Providence Police Department
  • BET 1945 AND 1948 - Occupation 1 - ; NY, NH, Hartford Railroad; The Worchester-Providence Railroad
  • 1942-1945 - Occupation - ; US Navy South Pacific 1942-1945
  • Occupation - Providence Police Officer and Director of Safety and Security, Community Colleges of Rhode
  • Religion - Roman Catholic
Ancestors
   
Patrick J. DORGAN
26 APR 1860 - 9 DEC 1937
 
 
William Joseph DORGAN
11 APR 1897 - 22 FEB 1983
  
  
  
Mary Catherine HARTNETT
22 NOV 1866 - 23 NOV 1950
 
William Joseph DORGAN , Jr.
7 JUL 1923 - 26 AUG 2006
  
 
  
Charles Leslie McINTOSH
3 JUL 1882 - 8 APR 1935
 
 
Helen Louise McINTOSH
28 DEC 1905 - 6 NOV 1992
  
  
  
Ellen Louise DWYER
3 MAR 1886 - APR 1969
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) William Joseph DORGAN
Birth11 APR 1897Carrigkilter, Ballintemple, East County Cork, Ireland
Death22 FEB 1983 Warwick, Rhode Island 02889
Marriage25 JUL 1923to Helen Louise McINTOSH at Fall River, Massachusetts
Marriage9 JUN 1917to Jessie GREIG at Saint Patrick's Church, Providence, Rhode Island
FatherPatrick J. DORGAN
MotherMary Catherine HARTNETT
PARENT (F) Helen Louise McINTOSH
Birth28 DEC 1905Providence, Rhode Island
Death6 NOV 1992 Roger Williams Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island
Marriage25 JUL 1923to William Joseph DORGAN at Fall River, Massachusetts
FatherCharles Leslie McINTOSH
MotherEllen Louise DWYER
CHILDREN
MWilliam Joseph DORGAN , Jr.
Birth7 JUL 1923Providence, Rhode Island
Death26 AUG 2006Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Marriage31 AUG 1946to Mary Anne GORMAN at Blessed Sacrament Church, Providence, Rhode Island
Marriage17 DEC 1987to Dolores CARBONE at St. Joseph's Church, North Scituate, Rhode Island
FHelen Louise DORGAN
Birth19 AUG 1924Providence, Rhode Island
Death26 JUL 2015Nashville, TN
Marriageto Thomas Francis MONAHAN, SR
FCorinne Hope DORGAN
Birth28 OCT 1927Providence, Rhode Island
Death7 APR 2015Greenville, RI
Marriage26 OCT 1953to Earl Earnest HERZOG ,Jr.
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William Joseph DORGAN , Jr.
Birth7 JUL 1923Providence, Rhode Island
Death26 AUG 2006 Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Marriage31 AUG 1946to Mary Anne GORMAN at Blessed Sacrament Church, Providence, Rhode Island
Marriage17 DEC 1987to Dolores CARBONE at St. Joseph's Church, North Scituate, Rhode Island
FatherWilliam Joseph DORGAN
MotherHelen Louise McINTOSH
PARENT (F) Mary Anne GORMAN
Birth7 MAR 1925Providence, Rhode Island
Death28 JUN 1982 North Scituate, Rhode Island
Marriage31 AUG 1946to William Joseph DORGAN , Jr. at Blessed Sacrament Church, Providence, Rhode Island
FatherStephen Joseph GORMAN
MotherJohanna (Anna) Joseph O'BRIEN
CHILDREN
FMary Ann DORGAN
Birth29 SEP 1947Providence, Rhode Island
Death29 SEP 1947Lying In Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island
MDaniel Patrick DORGAN
Birth30 SEP 1958Providence, Rhode Island
Death25 MAR 1959Providence, Rhode Island
MWilliam Joseph DORGAN III
Birth6 DEC 1948Providence, Rhode Island
Death
MEdward Michael DORGAN
Birth4 AUG 1950Providence, Rhode Island
Death
MarriageMAY 1979to Lori MORRISON at St. Joseph Church, North Scituate, Rhode Island
FJoanne Marie DORGAN
Birth4 AUG 1953Providence, Rhode Island
Death
Marriage14 SEP 1974to John Michael DOOLEY at St. Thomas Church, Providence, Rhode Island
FDonna Marie DORGAN
Birth9 JUL 1963Providence, Rhode Island
Death
Marriage23 MAY 1987to Timothy Neil PHELAND at St. Joseph's Church, North Scituate, Rhode Island
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William Joseph DORGAN , Jr.
Birth7 JUL 1923Providence, Rhode Island
Death26 AUG 2006 Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Marriage31 AUG 1946to Mary Anne GORMAN at Blessed Sacrament Church, Providence, Rhode Island
Marriage17 DEC 1987to Dolores CARBONE at St. Joseph's Church, North Scituate, Rhode Island
FatherWilliam Joseph DORGAN
MotherHelen Louise McINTOSH
PARENT (F) Dolores CARBONE
Birth27 FEB 1932Johnston, Rhode Island
Death
Marriageto Edward DILORENZO
Marriage17 DEC 1987to William Joseph DORGAN , Jr. at St. Joseph's Church, North Scituate, Rhode Island
FatherSalvatore CARBONE
MotherThersa AGNELLO
CHILDREN
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Descendancy Chart
William Joseph DORGAN , Jr. b: 7 JUL 1923 d: 26 AUG 2006
Mary Anne GORMAN b: 7 MAR 1925 d: 28 JUN 1982
Mary Ann DORGAN b: 29 SEP 1947 d: 29 SEP 1947
Daniel Patrick DORGAN b: 30 SEP 1958 d: 25 MAR 1959
William Joseph DORGAN III b: 6 DEC 1948
Edward Michael DORGAN b: 4 AUG 1950
Lori MORRISON b: 9 MAY 1957
Joanne Marie DORGAN b: 4 AUG 1953
John Michael DOOLEY b: 10 NOV 1950
Michael Matthew DOOLEY b: 21 AUG 1977
Meaghan Elizabeth DOOLEY b: 18 JUN 1981
Donna Marie DORGAN b: 9 JUL 1963
Timothy Neil PHELAND b: 3 MAY 1963
Timothy Neil PHELAND , Jr. b: 28 APR 1989
Kyle Patrick PHELAND b: 19 DEC 1992
Mackenzie Marie PHELAND b: 17 SEP 2001
Dolores CARBONE b: 27 FEB 1932