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Eugene Loughlin, Jr.

May 21, 1957 — January 31, 2024

Eugene Anthony Loughlin Jr. (Tuffy) went to his eternal reward on January 31st 2024, joining his infant daughter Catherine Theresa, favorite brother Vinny and his parents in Heaven.  He is survived by his loving family, spouse Cynthia (née Pascaretti), son Anthony and daughter Amelia. Tuffy grew up in Esopus, the second child of Eugene and Lillian Loughlin. He is survived by 10 siblings. Tuffy was an enigmatic character to all except those closest to him. Despite the gift of a brilliant analytical mind, he preferred farming, musical comedy and opera to mathematics. He was a voracious reader of fiction. He commuted to New York City for 40 years (occupying the quiet car, of course) where he toiled as a corporate accountant, but his heart was always upstate. Tuffy loved horses and horse racing.   Ironically, despite his analytical bent, his handicapping relied almost exclusively on breeding and bloodlines. Although he preferred turf distance races, he inexplicitly selected a retired dirt sprinter as the farm’s foundation mare. He was extraordinarily private, yet he generously hosted a succession of non-rent-paying siblings in his first bachelor apartment. He was strikingly handsome, tall and well-built, but always diffident around the fairer sex. He once clobbered the toughest man in Hoboken. Tuffy was a renowned risk taker who enjoyed three significant scores: his obsessive and ultimately successful pursuit of Cynthia, an improbable bonanza of an investment in Sun Microsystems and a stunning longshot wager on Lemon Drop Kid in the 1999 Belmont Stakes. Tuffy knew what he liked, and never felt the need to diversify. As indifferent as he was to his professional career, he was passionate about the fledgling Tranquility Farms thoroughbred breeding operation. He was extraordinarily devoted to his wife and children. When he and Cynthia relocated to a spread adjacent to the Pascaretti family farm in Ulster Park, he was never so proud. If there are horses in heaven, Tuffy will be the guy filling the feed trough.

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 216 Broadway, Port Ewen, NY 12466, where family and friends may visit on Friday February 2, 2024 from 4pm to 7pm. The funeral procession will form on Saturday February 3, 2024 at 8:45am at the funeral home and will proceed to Immaculate Conception RC Church, 467 Delaware Ave, Kingston, NY 12401 where at 10am a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St. Remy Cemetery. A tribute for Eugene can be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

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Visitation

Friday, February 2, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service - Port Ewen

216 Broadway, Port Ewen, NY 12466

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Mass

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Immaculate Conception Church

467 Delaware Ave, Kingston, NY 12401

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Graveside Service

Saturday, February 3, 2024

St Remy Rural Cemetery Association

Greenkill Rd, St. Remy, NY

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