Catherine Deas

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GRACEWOOD, Ga. - Mrs. Catherine Pileggi Deas, 90, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at University Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm today Saturday, December 15, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Thomas Healy as celebrant. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery. Mrs. Deas was born in Thomson, Georgia and was the daughter of the late Frank B. Pileggi, Sr. and Littoria McGahee Pileggi. She was retired from the U. S. Postal Service and was a charter member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she taught catechism in the CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) program. She attended Augusta Tech and was also a licensed beautician. Mrs. Deas was a former Cub Scout den mother and was the 1st recipient of the Exchange Club Deeds Award for her participation in scouting. Mrs Deas was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Those who preceded her in death, other than her parents include her husband, Dennis L. Deas, sister, Victoria Vicky Ironwing and brother, Antonio B. Tony Pileggi. She is survived by her sons, Stephen Deas (Cindy) of Athens, GA, Frank Deas of Gracewood, GA, Michael Deas of Augusta, GA and Kenneth Deas (Joy) of Gracewood, GA, her daughter, Christine D. Dukes (Benny) of Augusta, GA, brothers, Salvatore Subby Pileggi (Mary) of Martinez, GA, Frank B. Pileggi, Jr. (Joann) of Grovetown, GA and Nicholas Nick Pileggi of N. Augusta, SC, eight grandchildren, Jamie Dukes (Cindy), Lanier Dukes, Allen Dukes (Sharon), Bryan Dukes (Christine), Stephanie Uter (Daniel), Courtney Deas, Caitlyn Deas and Nathan Deas, eight great grandchildren, Ben Dukes (Lauren), Alyson Dukes, Phillip Dukes, Lanie Dukes, Emily Dukes, Josh Dukes, Will Dukes and Kate Dukes, numerous nieces and nephews. The family also wishes to acknowledge and express their heartfelt appreciation to Tironza Carter, for all of her care, devotion and unconditional love to our mother. Momma and all of us love you dearly Tee. The family would like to express a special thank you to a special friend, Sister Isabelle Lohan of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the St. Joseph Catholic Church family, whom she loved dearly. Pallbearers will be Jamie Dukes, Lanier Dukes, Allen Dukes, Bryan Dukes, Ben Dukes, Phillip Dukes, Nathan Deas and Jeff Padgett. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2607 Lumpkin Rd, Augusta, GA 30906. Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at: Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904, 706-733-3636.

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Platt's Funeral Home
721 Crawford Avenue Augusta, GA 30904
(706) 733-3636
Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Dec. 13 to Dec. 15, 2012