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.

Gathering in Worcester

I would like to plan a gathering later this spring or summer in Worcester, MA to hopefully have a chance to meet some of the many cousins and other relatives who have contacted me after finding this blog. After much thought, Worcester seemed the best central meeting point and here is my proposed draft agenda:

Morning: Visit to graveyard to lay flowers at the many family graves

Noon: Lunch

Afternoon: Gather to show off any family photos, swap stories, or just generally get to know each other.

So there you have it, a pretty simple plan. I can already guarantee that I will be there with my parents (Tom and Sue Deedy). If no one else is interested, this will be a fairly easy day to plan! However, if you are a descendant of the McDonough’s or the Deedy’s and would like to attend please send me an email at or leave a comment below with your contact info. Once I have an idea of how many are interested I can start working on a more concrete plan.

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5 Responses to “Gathering in Worcester”

  1. # Blogger kennedysisters

    Jane: Count me in! I think that is a great idea.

    Mary Kennedy Dean  

  2. # Anonymous Jane Deedy

    Great Mary - now I know to plan for at least four people :)

    As others see this please let me know if you are interested or have any questions.

    Don't forget, please mention this notice to other family members - I am not sure how many are reading this blog!  

  3. # Anonymous Laurie & Nancy Wagner

    Hi Jane,
    Laurie and Nancy here...we will be there. We will contact Jim Fay's children to let them know about the reunion.  

  4. # Anonymous Jane Deedy

    Thank you Laurie and Nancy! I have been getting some email responses as well. Looks like we have about a dozen folks interested so far.  

  5. # Anonymous Jane

    Sunday Sept. 7, 2008 is the selected date for the gathering in Worcester.

    I am working on finding a meeting room for the afternoon.

    I am also busy doing more research in preparation for the meetup - so should have lots more info to share!  

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