Look up Deedy in Websters Dictionary and you will see the following definition - \Deed"y\, a. Industrious; active. [R.] --Cowper. But to me Deedy is simply my last name and not a very common one at that. My Father always said "find yourself in a strange city? Open a phone book, find a Deedy and give them a call - chances are they are a relative." So, for all the Deedy's out there hello and welcome.

Justin F. Deedy, Sr. 1932-2013

Justin F. Deedy, Sr.
Justin 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)

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.





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