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Dorothy Emma "Dottie" (Lynch) Dugan

August 23, 1930 ~ January 17, 2020 (age 89)


Hancock, Maryland

    Dorothy Emma “Dottie” Dugan, age 89, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020, at Doey’s House, in Hagerstown, Md.

    Born August 23, 1930, in Big Cove Tannery, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry R. and Marie Pearl (Craig) Lynch; and the widow of William Edward Dugan, whom she married in 1952, and who died January 10, 2020.

    She was a life-time member of the American Legion Post 561 Auxiliary, and the VFW Post 655 Auxiliary, both in McConnellsburg, Pa.

    She and her husband owned the Town Tavern in Hancock, Md.; and Dugan’s Buffalo Farm.

    She was the greatest mother in the world.

    She is survived by two daughters, Billie Jean Fischer, of Big Cove Tannery, Pa., and Lisa S. Weller and her husband, Darrin, of Hancock, Md.; four sisters, Betty Lynch, of Big Cove Tannery, Pa., Blanche Anderson, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Linda Snow, of Hancock, Md., and Estaline Cromis, of Hagerstown, Md.; two brothers, Lee Lynch, of Hancock, Md., and Merle Lynch, of Hagerstown, Md.; two grandsons, Brandon William Fischer, Sr., of Chicago, Ill., and Luke Weller; of Hancock, Md.; two great-grandchildren, Natalie Brook Fischer and Brandon William Fischer, Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Henry, and David Lynch.

    The family will receive friends at the Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main Street, Hancock, Md., on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m., and at the church for one hour prior to start of the services.

    Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at the Damascus Christian Church, 717 Big Cove Tannery Road, Big Cove Tannery, Pa., with Rev. Richard Bernhard officiating.  Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

    Donations in her name may be made to Hospice, Doey’s House, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

    Online condolences will be accepted at

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January 23, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Grove Funeral Home
141 West Main Street
Hancock, MD 21750

January 24, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Damascus Christian Church
Big Cove Tannery Road
Big Cove Tannery, PA 17212

Funeral Service
January 24, 2020

11:00 AM
Damascus Christian Church
Big Cove Tannery Road
Big Cove Tannery, PA 17212

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