by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy on Dec 19, 2016
It is with great sadness that Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Conservancy note the death of Brendan J. Dugan, who passed away this weekend at the age of 69.
Brendan was a member of the Conservancy’s Board of Directors from 2003-2006 and from 2010 to present. In the Conservancy’s early days, his four decades of experience in banking made him a valuable advisor to the fledgling organization. More recently, Brendan was instrumental in creating an educational partnership between the Conservancy and St. Francis College, where he served as President for the past eight years.
In 2011, Brendan played the lead role in moving the Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5K Run to Brooklyn Bridge Park, where it has become a beloved part of our spring schedule. The annual race is a tribute to his sister, former New York State Assembly member Eileen Dugan, who was an early advocate for the creation of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
We are grateful for Brendan’s commitment to Brooklyn Bridge Park and the overall betterment of Brooklyn. He will be remembered for his modest nature, his strong faith, his solid commitment to education, and, above all, his devotion to family.