John Francis Nugent (Jack), 83, died July 24th at his home in Poughkeepsie surrounded by his wife of 29 years, Christine Kelley Nugent, family and his little dog, Fluffy.
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Jack, second son of Edward and Muriel (Reilly) Nugent was born and raised in Yonkers, NY. After graduating from Gorton High School, Jack spent four years in the Navy Reserves. Jack spent most of his life as a dedicated and charismatic salesman. The last 35 years of his career spent at New England and Masco Services.
When he wasn’t working, Jack enjoyed golfing having 2 holes-in-one, fishing with friends and in his “heyday” being the life of the party. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor. Jack was a World War II enthusiast and very interested in its’ history. He was also very proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed learning about his family tree.
Jack is survived by his wife Christine; son, Michael and his wife Christine; daughter Kelly and their mother Annette; ; Grandchildren Carissa (Jeff), Michael John and Dillon (Chloe) ; Great-grandchildren, Cara, Charlie and Ellie; Brother Ed Nugent (Marie) and sister Muriel Galda(Charlie); Brothers-in-Law Richard Kelley (Janice), Danny Kelley (Patty), Steve Kelley (Sue), Patrick Kelley (Nora), Michael Kelley (Wendy), James Kelley (Melody); Sisters-in-Law Elaine Shultz (Robert), Janice Postell and many nieces and nephews.
Jack was predeceased by his granddaughter Tara Nugent, Brother Peter Nugent, Stepson Craig Bernardo, Brother-in-Law Hayward Postell and nieces Lauren Kelley and Donna Nugent.
Jack’s family will welcome visitors to Miller and Sons Funeral Home at 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 on Wednesday, July 31st from 4-7pm. A Mass will be held at St. Mary's Church to celebrate Jack’s life at 26 Dodgingtown Road, Bethel, CT 06801 at 10:30am, Thursday August 1st. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com