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George D. Redgate

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George D. Redgate Obituary
George D. Dyke Redgate, devoted husband of Martha L. (Hamm) Redgate, passed away June 10, 2014, at the West Roxbury VA Medical Center after bravely battling an extended illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston, April 6, 1934, to Margaret (Dahl) and Leo Redgate, he was raised and educated in Brockton. He resided in East Bridgewater for the past 52 years where he was a Little League coach for five years. Georges hobbies were numerous including constructing birdhouses and building and painting models of all kinds. He was an Air Force veteran who served in Japan and Korea for 4 1/2 years during the Korean War. After sustaining injuries in the line of duty, he received an Honorable Discharge. George was a lifetime member of the DAV, VFW, KWV. He received an accounting degree from Johnson and Wales Business College in 1958 and was employed by the Federal Government for 35 years beginning his career working for the IRS and later becoming Chief of Finance and Mortgage Credit for the Boston Regional Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, retiring in 1989. In addition to his wife of 57 years, Martha, he is survived by his three children, Dianne Curtis and her husband Daniel of Lakeville, Mark Redgate of Florida, Glenn Redgate and his wife Gail of Norwood; two grandchildren, David Curtis of Taunton and DeAnna Munroe of Middleboro; a great-granddaughter, Emmaleigh Munroe; his beloved beagle, Missy; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Stephan, and brothers, Robert and Richard Redgate. Visiting hours were held at Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont Street (Rte. 123), Brockton, Friday, June 13, from 5-8 p.m. The funeral procession gathered at the funeral home Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m. Georges life was celebrated with a funeral Mass at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 210 Central Street, East Bridgewater, at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors at Pine Hill Cemetery, 438 North Main Street, West Bridgewater. Donations in Georges name may be made to the Taunton Animal Shelter, 821 West Water Street, Taunton, MA 02780. For condolences and directions, please visit www.conleyfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at Conley Funeral & Cremation Service.

Published in The Bridgewater Independent from June 12 to June 19, 2014
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