Joseph Brogan

Joseph M. Brogan

Monday, July 17th, 1939 - Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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Joseph M. Brogan of Wilmington passed away peacefully on January 21, 2020 in the comfort of his home with his loving family at his side.

Joe retired as a Sergeant Major in the Delaware Army National Guard after 38 years of service. He then worked for Amato and Associates for 17 years before retiring as a snowbird spending his winters in Marathon, Florida.

He was an active member of Malvern where he made a yearly retreat for 39 years. He was also a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.

Joe believed if you work hard you play hard. He loved skiing, cruises, and was an avid sun worshipper. Most of all he cherished his family, especially his 3 granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph and mother, Martha (Apel) Brogan as well as his infant son Joseph.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Gladie D. Brogan; daughters, Kathryn Lovins, Joanna Burton (John) and Kimberly Cofrancisco (Anthony); and his 3 beautiful granddaughters, Melissa (TJ), Breanna and Adaline; his sisters, Eileen Brice (Bill) and Maryann Kane; along with a host of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

A viewing will be held on Friday, January 24, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Krienen-Griffith Funeral Home, 1400 Kirkwood Highway. Wilmington, DE 19805. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, January 25 at 10:30 am at St. Matthew R.C. Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE19804. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery.

We wish to thank Christiana VNA for 18 months of wonderful care and support. Our heartfelt thanks to Vitas Hospice for their loving compassion and care.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition,

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, January 24th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Krienen-Griffith Funeral Home
    1400 Kirkwood Hwy.
    WILMINGTON, DE 19805
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 10:30am
    St. Matthew's R. C. Church
    901 E. Newport Pike
    WILMINGTON, DE 19804
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  • Interment

    All Saints Cemetery
    6001 Kirkwood Hwy.
    Wilmington De.
    WILMINGTON, DE 19805
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Al. Grimminger

Posted at 12:37pm
Joe and I go back a long way. Gladie, I am very sorry for your loss.

Al. Grimminger (Grouch)

joseph graney

Posted at 10:55am
Proud to have Joe as a member of the Beech Street Gang, RIP . Joe Graney


Posted at 03:03am

Scott Twigg

Posted at 08:03pm
JoAnna and family, so sorry for your loss. Rest easy Sgt. Major...

Carl & Charlene Mazzarelli

Posted at 02:44pm
Our times In Bethany Beach on 5th Street,playing shoes and Laughing with JoeBro. RIP Joe Love and will Miss you Carl and Charlene

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