Patrick Diggins, 97, of Holmdel, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Care One in Holmdel. Patrick was born on October 25, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York, where he grew up. In 1954, he married his beloved wife Dorothy. In 1959, they moved to Hazlet, New Jersey where they settled and remained. Patrick was a retired Computer Operator for Grumbacher Art Supplies, New York, New York. He especially loved spending time with his family. Patrick was a Eucharistic Minister and Usher at St. Benedict’s R.C. Church, Holmdel, New Jersey. He was a member of the St. Vincent De Paul Society and a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid golfer, and he loved watching Notre Dame football. Patrick was also a proud United States Navy Veteran who bravely served our country during World War II.
Patrick was predeceased by his parents, Patrick and Mary (Lavelle) Diggins, his beloved wife, Dorothy (Wilder) Diggins, his son, Paul Diggins, and his siblings, Matthew, Jack and Mary Diggins. Patrick is survived by his loving children, Jim Diggins and his wife, Gail of Hazlet, New Jersey, Pete Diggins and his wife, Lora of Keyport, New Jersey, and Tom Diggins and his wife, Vicki of Brick, New Jersey, his cherished grandchildren, Lauren Albrecht and her husband, George, Chris Diggins, Sarah Diggins, Paige Boyce, his treasured great-grandchild, Madelyn, and his dear siblings, Joseph Diggins and his wife Anne and Julia Diggins. Patrick will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday afternoon, November 24, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Wednesday morning, November 25, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Benedict R.C. Church, 165 Bethany Road, Holmdel, New Jersey 07733. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 360 Broadway, Keyport, New Jersey 07735. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.stjude.org) in Patrick's memory. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com.
As per the regulations imposed through the State of New Jersey, there will now be a maximum of 100 persons allowed in the funeral home at one time. In order to accommodate all of Patrick's family and friends, we ask that you please be brief while visiting in order to make room for additional guests to pay their respects; we thank you for your understanding during this time. Face protection is also required as per state regulations.
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