Published by Jane
on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 6:53 AM.
Francis Deedy, Sr. of Duluth, Georgia died peacefully at home December
9, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Worcester,
Massachusetts March 14, 1932, to the late John G. Deedy, Sr. and Grace
McDonough Deedy, he graduated from St. John’s High School and The
College of the Holy Cross. In Worcester he met the love of his life,
Barbara Grant, and they married in 1954. He served two years in the Army
as they started their lives together. They relocated to Atlanta in 1970
where they raised their family. Together, Justin and Barbara had eight
children. Mr. Deedy enjoyed a long career in the financial services
industry. He retired from A.G. Edwards & Sons as an investment
broker in 2005 with the friendship and respect of many co-workers and
long-time clients. Mr. Deedy’s pride and joy was the large, loving
family he leaves behind. He will be remembered fondly for his love of
sports, reading and history, his studious and interested mind, and his
sweet and gentle nature. He devoted his time not only to his own work
and interests, but also to the interests of his family and his faith. He
supported the growth of the Dynamo Swim Club as a charter member when
it built its first pool, and he spent many hours poolside and on the
road travelling with his children to swim meets. He treasured the
annual summer beach vacations he spent with children and grandchildren.
He had a special love for Georgia Tech athletics and rarely missed a
football or basketball game. Mr. Deedy was a devout Catholic and relied
upon his faith as he, admirably, uncomplaining and with dignity,
battled Parkinson’s for fifteen years, always with a smile upon his
face. His brothers, John G. Deedy, Jr. and Edward T. Deedy, predeceased
him. He is survived by Barbara, his wife of fifty-nine years, his
brother Thomas Deedy of Woodstock, VT and his children and their
spouses; Justin, Jr. and Linda Deedy of Marietta, GA; Shaun and Sherry
Deedy of Sugar Hill, GA; Christopher and Michele Deedy of Duluth, GA;
Stephen and Angel Deedy of Marietta, GA; Neil and Karen Deedy of
Suwanee, GA; Paula and Patrick Wathen of Peachtree Corners, GA; Martha
and David Turner of Peachtree Corners, GA; and Dr. Matthew and Judith
Deedy of Mission Hills, KS. He is also survived by twenty-six
grandchildren and one great grandchild. He will be dearly missed.
Funeral Program (PDF file)
Celtic Farewell (Irish Blessing)
|Justin F. Deedy, Sr.|
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.