Robert E. Degnan Sr.

Degnan, Robert E. Sr. WATERFORD Robert E. Degnan Sr., 86, formerly of Roberts Road, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Samaritan Hospital with his loving sons and family around him to be with his beautiful daughter, Franny. Born in Troy he was the son of the late John T. and Erma West Degnan. He was a 1945 graduate of Catholic Central High School. Bob retired from the engineering department at Bendix Corp in 1986 after 36 years of service. He was a veteran of the US Navy and served at the end of World War II. Bob also was a well-known and longtime basketball official in the Capital District. Bob has been and will continue to be devoted to his beautiful wife of 63 years, Helen F. Deegan Degnan and his loving children, Joseph M. Degnan (Kathy) of Troy and Robert E. Degnan Jr. (Kathy) of Mechanicville and the late Frances Ann Degnan. He is the brother of Sister Frances Patricia Degnan CSJ of Latham, John Degnan (Marge) of Troy the late Francis and Richard Degnan and Rosemary Fandl. Bob is the proud grandfather of Patrick, Bryan, Katie, Todd and Brad Degnan and great-grandfather of Joey, Jane, Mikey and Kelly. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Philip J.Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte. 32), Waterford and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Water-ford. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waterford. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions to the in care of the funeral home office. To express your sympathy or share a treasured memory, visit


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Phillip J Brendese Funeral Home
133 Broad St Waterford, NY 12188
(518) 237-8296

Published in Albany Times Union on May 19, 2014