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Obituary of Margaret P. Eagan
Margaret Patricia Eagan, “Pat,” was born in 1929 in Essex, Connecticut. She was one of 5 children born to Thomas and Cecilia (Campbell) Eagan. She is survived by her sister, Frances Eagan. Pat was the President of the L.C. Doane Company in Ivoryton, Connecticut. Pat started at the L.C. Doane Company in 1949 as Mr. Leroy Cowles Doane’s secretary and receptionist. Over the years Pat took on additional roles as the company grew, eventually managing the Sales Department and later the Bookkeeping Office. Upon Mr. Doane’s death, his son, L.C. Doane Jr., became the President of the L.C. Doane Company and Pat became the Vice President. When L.C. Doane Jr. passed away, Pat became the President of the L.C. Doane Company. Pat was a very generous woman, establishing a scholarship foundation for the relatives of L.C. Doane Company employees and other local high school graduates to pursue higher education. Although Pat did not have children of her own, she rejoiced in celebrating the joy children can bring to life. She was well known for her Halloween festivities over the years, a tradition that has been continued at the Deep River Fire Department with elaborate candy apples. In addition to the scholarship foundation and Halloween traditions, Pat was extremely generous with local and national foundations close to her heart. She was proud to contribute to many scientific, medical, educational and relief organizations. She always thought of her employees at L.C. Doane and generously celebrated them over the years. Pat was also a dog lover, especially her miniature schnauzers, Kessy and Muffet. She had many adventures with her sister Fran over the years. They enjoyed spending vacations on Nantucket and in Florida with their dogs. She was an avid Red Sox fan and a life-long Catholic. She was wellknown locally for her beautifully manicured home gardens. She had a bright spirit that will be fondly remembered by all that knew her. Funeral services will be privately held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 48 Middlesex Ave, Chester, CT 06412, the Deep River Fire Department, 57 Union Street, Deep River, CT 06417, or the Deep River Ambulance Association, 284 Elm St, Deep River, CT 06417. To share a memory or condolence of Pat, please visit www.rwwfh.com.