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Barbara Jean Dugan

October 17, 1953 — July 19, 2023

Barbara Jean Dugan, 69 of 325 South Beech Street Mt. Carmel passed away Wednesday July 19, 2023 at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg.

Born at Ashland Hospital on October 17, 1953 she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Joyce (Denton) Evans.

She is a 1971 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School.

Barbara was married on August 4, 1973 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church to Thomas Dugan who survives.

She is a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish.

Barbara our Mother and wife was the true definition of a matriarch. Her love as a wife, mother, and grandmother was unsurpassed and unconditional. She cherished every moment of her life, always putting everyone before herself. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren.

She enjoyed her many trips she went on with her sister and niece to the casino and her love for bingo. She always was a big winner as she was in life.

She was a mother figure to so many others. She was the mother that was always there for every class trip, band trip, always involved with any school activity. For both her children and grandchildren. Even as her children became adults she was always there and willing to do anything to help, whether lending an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. She always did whatever was needed without hesitation. She was a loving and devoted wife to our father. She was a shining light and brought joy to so many lives. She was the most selfless person.

She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Her memory will live on forever in our hearts. So thank you Mom. Thank you for everything you have done for all of us. You were the best mother anyone could ask for and we thank God that he chose you to be our Mother. We were blessed and honored to call you Mom. We love you.

Until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her children Michael Dugan, Joyce Campbell, Brian Dugan and his wife Angel; three grandchildren Brady Campbell, Brian Dugan and Paige Dugan; nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews, her extended family Michael Katinsky, Jr.; Marissa Katinsky and Domenico Stellar who considered Barbara their grandmother (Meemaw).

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter Sharon Dugan; one sister Maryann Atchley and one brother Melvin Evans.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday July 28, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with the Very Rev. Francis J. Karwacki, Pastor as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s cemetery in Beaverdale. A visitation will be held Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home 40 South Market Street Mt. Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor. To leave a condolence to the family please visit the Tribute wall at

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Service Schedule

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Friday, July 21, 2023

9:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home

40 South Market Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851

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St. Mary's Cemetery, Beaverdale

3 Beaverdale Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851

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