Gaughan, Dennis C. Suddenly July 25, 2019 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved husband of Mary Rose (nee DeBergalis) Gaughan; devoted father of Charles, Dennis, and Joseph Gaughan; cherished grandfather of Alice Rose Gaughan; loving son of Mary Louise (late Granville) Rucker and late Hon. Charles J. Gaughan; dearest brother of Nancy Gaughan and Lynn Snyder; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received on Friday, August 2, from 3 – 8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 3, at 10:30 AM at St. Mary of the Lake Church. Please assemble at church. Please leave online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
Dennis was a tireless advocate for his clients. If you needed help, Dennis could always be found at his law office, Pepsi in hand, ready to lend an ear and his capable hands to solve a problem.
Dennis was a proud alumnus of Saint Francis High School and Syracuse University, and received his law degree from New York Law School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves and was a proud member of the American Legion Post 527, VFW 1419, Knights of Columbus, Ray Metty Memorial AMVETS Post 897, and the Scranton Volunteer Fire Department.
Dennis was a master political mechanic, involved in numerous political campaigns for himself and others. He developed lifelong friendships with attorneys and judges and could always be depended upon when the pressure was on.
Dennis loved to travel with his family to Civil War battlefields, national parks, and New York City. He cherished his trips to Ireland and Europe with his family. His collection of presidential memorabilia adorned his office walls.
Dennis's charm and pride for our country will be missed by all that have been a part of his life.