Of Rockport, 82, on Mar. 28. Journalist and author specializing in Catholic topics and former managing editor of Commonwealth Magazine. Husband of the late Mary (Noonan) Deedy. Survived by children, Mary Joan Zebrowski of Wyomissing, PA., John J. of Rockport, Justine A. McLean of Weston, FL, Paul V. of Old Field, NY; nine grandchildren; brothers Edward T. of Dennisport, Justin F. of Atlanta, GA, Thomas R. of Woodstock, VT; aunt Rita Marie Deedy of Worcester. Funeral mass on Friday at 10:30 AM in St. Joachim's Church, Rockport. Visiting hours before mass on Friday from 8 to 10 AM in Burgess & Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main Street, ROCKPORT. Burial in Locust Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joachim's Church, c/o Holy Family Parish, 60 Prospect St., Gloucester, MA 01930 or the Friends of Rockport Library, 17 School St., Rockport, MA 01966.
Published in the Boston Globe on 3/29/2006.