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Alphonsus Xavier Egan

January 23, 1940 — October 13, 2018

Al was a creative, curious intellect, troubleshooter, traveler, sailor and pirate to his thirteen grandchildren. He enjoyed his big, boisterous family among whom he loved to instigate a good debate or competition of sorts. The more cousins the better! He grew up in Staten Island, the eldest son of Alphonsus Xavier Egan Sr. and Ida Egan with his beloved sister and brother Eileen Ferguson and Martin Egan before moving to Milltown New Jersey in 1970. He married the love of his life, Penelope Boulougouras at 19 and before his twenty fifth birthday he had three children of his own, Dawn Marie Milburn, Lisa Egan and Jamie Egan. As with all he did, Al took on the task of fatherhood with love and enthusiasm. Al loved an adventure. This combined with his wonderful work ethic made him an admired patriarch of his family. After retiring from being an elevator constructor at age fifty-seven, Al threw himself into his retirement with gusto, never missing an opportunity to be intellectually or physically challenged. He filled his days with mountains of books, time with beloved friends and family on bikes, in tennis courts, aboard boats and around poker and dinner tables. He traveled every chance he could get to cities, beaches, ski mountains and deserts sheltering in resorts and under tents. Mostly, Al loved to play! His favorite companions alongside his wife, children and puppies were his grandchildren. In the words of his first born grandson, "I was blessed to grow up around the corner from my Pop Pop. Blessed for the countless hours spent on his lap growing up as he read Dr. Seuss Books or blew my mind with his creativity and usual pirate tales. I'm almost 100% positive my grandpa was a pirate in another life, if not he had an unfathomable imagination." Al had a wonderful life, according to him. Al was a steadfast and loyal husband, father and friend. We wish him well as he sets sail on his latest adventure and feel blessed to be inspired by his wonderful example.

Alphonsus Xavier Egan is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Penny Egan, his children Dawn Milburn, Lisa Egan and James Egan all whom had the privilege of being with him at the time of his death. His thirteen adoring grandchildren, Michael Milburn, Matthew Milburn, Zef Soloff, Sarah Milburn, Jasper Soloff, Jonathan Milburn, Connor Egan, Lisa Milburn, Jordan Egan, Cassidy Soloff, Benjamin Milburn, Jordan Reid, and Christopher Egan. His loving sister and brother in law, Eileen Ferguson and Dave Ferguson, loving sister in law Patricia Egan, loving sister-in-law Rosemary Schultheiss, His sons and daughter-in-laws Eric Soloff, Steve Milburn, and Julie Reid. Cherished nieces and nephews from both the Egan and Boulougouras clan and his many wonderful friends.

A Celebration of Life
will be held at Saint Paul's Church
62 S Main St, Milltown, NJ 08850
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1PM

A reception will follow at the home of his daughter Dawn Milburn following the service until 7:00

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to
Milltown Public Library
20 West Church Street
Milltown, NJ 08850
Lawrence Brook Watershed Partnership
85 Washington Avenue
Milltown, NJ 08850

You may sign the online condolence "guestbook" at , The Crabiel Home For Funerals, 170 North Main St. - at Riva Avenue, Milltown.
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