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Deegan, Joseph R.

Joseph Richard Deegan, a resident of Westwood since 1973, died Sunday, February 15th, 2009 at his home in Westwood.  He was 79.  Joe was born July 25, 1929 in Holden, West Virginia, a son of the late Jack Andrew and Mary (Stefanik) Deegan.  After high school he enlisted in the US Navy and served on the USS Putnam and the USS Winston during the Korean war.  Joe went to trade school and became an electrician, first working as a union electrician for the International Brotherhood of Electrican Workers, Local 103 in Boston, and later for Polaroid Corporation where he worked for 15 years until his retirement in 1988.  He was also a member of the Norwood Knights of Columbus.  Joe was the husband of the late Dorothy P. (Garrity) Deegan.  He is survived by his two daughters, Deborah Deegan of Westwood, and Patricia Reise, and her husband Craig, of Norwood; his sister, Betty Petersen of Florida; and his two brothers, Edward Deegan, and his wife Ruth, of Wisconsin, and Thomas Deegan, and his wife Joyce, of Florida.  Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, Feb 18th from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, WESTWOOD.  Relatives and friends will gather at the Funeral Home, Thursday at 8:45 AM and proceed to Imacculate Conception Church, 122 Canton Street, Stoughton for his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 o clock. Burial with miliary honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury.  Donations in his memory to Poor Clare Nuns, Monastary of St. Clare, 920 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ronald Slagle
    February 17th, 2009 | 10:50 am

    Patty,Debbie, and all of the family. There is no words to say at this time, but may the good lord comfort you at this hard time. Your Dad is at rest now and he is in gods kingdom. Ronald and Debbie Slagle

  2. Jennifer & Sean Savage
    February 17th, 2009 | 4:58 pm

    Patty & Craig– We’re so sorry for your loss– no matter the circumstances, it’s never easy to lose a loved one. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With love, Jennifer, Sean, Zachary & Hailey

  3. Tony and Sue Keady
    February 17th, 2009 | 10:18 pm

    Debbie and Patty – I will always remember your dad as a great friend to my parents. I think of the many happy times spent with your parents when they would come and visit our house. Your dad was a genuine and friendly man; his passing is a loss to all of us. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Tony and Sue

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