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John " Iggy " F. Dorgan

September 29, 1929 ~ March 9, 2017 (age 87)

John F. “Iggy” Dorgan age 87 died suddenly Thursday March 9, 2017 at Salem Hospital. Born in Lynn he was the son of the late John L. and Mary E. (Monahan) Dorgan and the husband of Marion C. (Cronin) Dorgan with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. He was a graduate of Lynn Vocational High Class of 1948 and was the treasurer of his class. He was a Korean War veteran serving in the United States Navy as a machinist repair man. He was employed by the General Electric Co. as a machinist for over 20 years. After retiring in 1992 Iggy went to work for the City of Lynn as a parking attendant and worked most of the city lots. Iggy was inducted into the Lynn Vocational High School “Hall of Fame” in 1988 as a Class treasurer and in 2014 (the only two time inductee) for his personal accomplishments. He was a former member of St. Patrick’s Parish. He was a member of Amvets Post 161, and P.L.A.V. Post 56 where he held the office of Trustee and was a honorary member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Iggy was awarded from the Department of Defense in recognition of his service as a Korean War Veteran. The medal is called the “Korean Ambassador for Peace” Medal. Iggy was truly a family man. He loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Besides his wife he leaves his 3 sons and 8 daughters, Dennis Dorgan and his partner Trich Meyer of Marblehead, David Dorgan and his wife Kim of Lynn, Danny Dorgan and his late wife Tammy of Lynn, Denise Carritte of Lynn, Debra McManus and her late husband Pat, former Mayor of Lynn, Diane Marengi and her husband Arthur of Salem, Darlene Clark and her husband David of Alexandria VA, Donna Legere and her husband Michael of Swampscott, Dawn Dorgan and her partner Rich Moleti of Nahant, Dale Cyr and her husband Darren of Lynn, Deirdre Dorgan, and the late Doreen Dorgan all of Lynn. 31 grandchildren, Christopher LeTourneau, Shaun and his wife Christine LeTouereau, Brendan Carritte, Laura Christensen and her husband Matthew, John, Yvette,  Suzanna and Marni  McManus, Matt and his wife Dr. Erin Marengi, Dr. Nathan and his wife Andrea Marengi,  Dr. Adam and his wife Dr. Joyce Marengi, Casey, Alix, Denis and Chloe Dorgan, Eric and his wife Stefanie Ryan, Brittany Clark, Lindsay and her husband Ben Frye, Troy, Colin and the late Lauren Clark, Courtney Legere and Nick Russo, Lauren, Michael, Paige and Matthew Legere, Christian and Kylian Cyr, Declan and Nolan Dorgan, Emilee Fitzpatrick, Becca Haile, Dayna Barrett. 10 great grandchildren, Tanner LeTourneau, Zachary LeTourneau, Donovan, Mac, Eliza Christensen, Arthur and William Marengi, Alessandra and Sebastian Marengi, and Roman Ryan. We would like to remember Iggy’s lifelong friend Charlie Swirka and the Dorgan and Gregory nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his siblings Rita Gregory, Robert, James, Fredrick, and Lawrence Dorgan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Nadworny Funeral Home 798 Western Ave. Lynn, on Monday March 13th at 9:30 AM, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM in Sacred Heart Church. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery Lynn. Visiting hours on Sunday March 12th from 2 PM - 6 PM. In lieu of flowers those who wish may take a friend out to lunch. For guest book and directions please visit

 Service Information

Visiting Hours
March 12, 2017

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Nadworny Funeral Home & Cremation Service
798 Western Ave.
Lynn, MA 01905

Funeral Mass
March 13, 2017

10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Church
Boston St.
Lynn, MA 01905

March 13, 2017

12:00 PM
St. Joseph's Cemetery

Lynn, MA 01902

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