Neighbors from the floating homes community joined other friends of Tom Dugan for a traditional Irish wake on Memorial Day. Tom and his wife Blaise had lived on A Dock and Gate 6 ½ for many years until he passed away two days before St. Patrick’s Day after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
Blaise hosted the celebration at the Plough and Stars Irish Pub in San Francisco, with traditional Irish music, food and drink. Folks were invited to recall favorite memories of Tom as an entrepreneur, daredevil, sailor, brother and friend. The room rocked with laughter and a few tears as speaker after speaker shared funny and poignant memories.
The invitation to the wake read: “Let’s send the Governor off in style.” Mission accomplished!