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Paul "Buddy" Musante Jr.

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PAUL MUSANTE, JR. Paul (Buddy) Musante, Jr., 69, of Fairburn, GA, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 25, at his home. "Buddy" was born on September 29, 1935 in Cullman, Alabama to the late, Paul and Ruth Musante. He attended St. Paul's College in Cullman after serving four years in the Navy, two of which were in the Submarine Service. He worked as a safety engineer, and as a service manager at Paragon Systems Security in Jonesboro, where he eventually retired. During his retirement years, he always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. When asked how he was, you would always get "I can't complain," followed by his wide grin and twinkle in his eye. He was a founding member of Saint Matthew's Catholic Church in Tyrone, GA as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. Buddy will be remembered as a loving husband, and compassionate father who always had a way to make you smile and laugh in the most unusual manner. Buddy is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Joyce; sons and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Melanie Musante, Silver City, NM, Ryan Musante, Fairburn; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Louise and Mark Weeks, Mableton; brother, John Musante; sisters, Claire "Kitty" Laiche, Frances Steib, Mary Ann Roe,; his twin, Patsy Jones and Helen Carey. He battled Parkinson Disease for 19 years. In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Georgia Chapter, Respite Program, in his memory. They may be sent to APDA, GA Chapter, P.O. Box 49416, Atlanta, GA, 30359. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 4:00 PM at Saint Matthew Catholic Church with Rev. Victor Galier, Principal Celebrant. Interment, Holly Hill Memorial Park. Those desiring may send on-line condolence to: The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, (770)964-4800.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Mar. 27 to Mar. 29, 2005
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