August 19, 1924 - March 9, 2015

 

John “Jack” Joseph Nugent (90 years old), of Naples, FL and Edina, MN went peacefully to be with his Lord on March 9, 2015. He was born on August 19, 1924 in Providence, RI to Harry F. and Kathleen Mary Nugent (Cotter).

Jack grew up in Edgewood, RI, and graduated from LaSalle Academy in 1942. At the age of 18, Jack enlisted and proudly served his country in World War II as an officer of the United States Marine Corp. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1948. Jack’s love for music and sports carried him into Radio Broadcasting, where he began his career in the 1950’s as an on-air music host of Jack’s Jukebox and as a local sports commentator in St. Joseph, MN. He served as Station Manager with KDAL-AM Radio in Duluth, MN and General Manager at KSTP-AM/FM Radio in the Twin Cities with Hubbard Broadcasting. Jack finished his career in the media business as President of Farvue Outdoor and retired to Florida in 1987 with his beloved wife Armella (nee Barg). Jack served his communities as President of the Elks Club, Rotary Club, and as a Commissioner of MAHA Midget Hockey. He loved his hockey and baseball but he lived to play golf with his friends and family.

Jack is survived by: sisters Mary and Kathleen; children, Tom (Debra), Kathleen, Kevin (Teri), Nancy (Chuck), Terri; 7 grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Jack was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Mell; his parents, and sister Margaret (Peggy).

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 10:30 am at the Church of St, Joseph, 12 West Minnesota Street, St Joseph, MN. Visitation one hour prior at the Church. Burial at St. Joseph Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.