Mary Catherine Deignan

May 22, 1928February 6, 2021

Mary C. “Molly” Deignan, 92, of Louisville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021. Originally, from Scranton, Pennsylvania, she relocated with her husband James Charles in 1952 to Louisville, Kentucky due to their employment with G.E. Molly was a chartered Okolona Women’s Club member where she held multiple offices including PPLC. She was a sport enthusiast and was a long-term U of L season ticket holder of Basketball and Football. Molly was also a Library Board member and a long-term booster of St. Rita Parish. Molly loved her family; she was a mother of six children, ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. A private family funeral mass at will be held at St. Rita Catholic Church with entombment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Please visit our website to leave your online condolences for the family. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Rita Catholic Church.


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Vince and Linda Gottbrath

February 17, 2021

Molly was one of the friendliest people. She never met a stranger. When Vince umpired softball Molly was always behind the backstop watching the game. She was very observant and Vince enjoyed her criticism of the job he was doing. Molly always spoke her mind. She will be missed but Jim will surely be at the Pearly Gates waiting his beloved Molly. May God help you all, our prayers are with you. Amen

Shannon Christian

February 12, 2021

We extend our deepest sympathy to Molly’s family. So many years of friendship with her family spent in the St Rita community; grade school, church, sports, and picnic times are cherished always.
We take comfort that Jim & Molly are together in paradise, having earned their reward through love & hard work.
Wishing you all comfort & peace. ❤️

Brenda Stephens

February 12, 2021

Ms. Molly
You will be missed at the OWC. I loved coming and seeing your sweet smile. You were my UL buddy, I think we were the only two there. I loved talking about the players, ball games and loved the excitement on your face when you would say I was at that game. There is a large hole in our OWC sister with out you.
May God bless your family and comfort them .

Kimberly Singleton

February 11, 2021

St. Rita picnic seeing the whole family working together.
Watching the cards play ball. Whether it was Football or Basketball. Going to the conference basketball tournaments.
You will be missed.

Singleton Family

Cheryl Harrington

February 11, 2021

Molly was a great person...I will greatly miss "the old lady". She was always so nice to me and shared memories and items from her many years as a founding member of Okolona Woman's Club with me. I feel like I lost my own family member. I am glad I knew Molly and I send out love to the family.

Fr Joe Graffis

February 9, 2021

To all the Deignan family, my love and sympathy to you on Molly's passing. I was just thinking about her when I passed St. Rita last week and the softball field, thinking about all those great times now almost 50 years ago when I was assigned to St. Rita with Fr. Tony & Fr. Mike & Fr. Murphy. Great memories of Jim and Molly, such 'salt of the earth' people. I learned a lot from both of them. I hope that all their kids and grandkids and great grandkids can 'imitate' their love & passion for so many things in life. I will be praying for you all during these days. Sometimes I get out to St. Rita's to sub for Mass there in my 'semi-retirement'! They taught me so much about what it means to be a 'priest to the people'! Love & sympathy, Fr. Joe Graffis (St. Rita 1971-74, classmate of Fr. Bill Martin RIP and Fr. Jerry Bell).

Donald Medley

February 9, 2021

Molly was a lovely and gracious lady. She always had a smile and time to talk to you.My love and prayers to the family.

Mary Ann Stickler

February 9, 2021

Prayers and thoughts to the family. Molly was a special friend through Woman's Club and PPLC. I will so miss her smiling face and our chattering!!!

Edward Reinert

February 9, 2021

I taught some of Molly's kids & grandkids. She was always very interested in their success and progress, whether in school or on the field. I know all of the family of Molly will have many wonderful memories to share of her life & time here on earth. She was involved in St. Rita & the community & has left a rich legacy for her family. My best wishes to all of you as you celebrate her life. Mr
Ed Reinert

Roxanne Oyler

February 9, 2021

Such a sweet lady, quite proud to remind me of her age at every encounter. We shared many moments in the gym watching basketball games and at church getting caught up on her trips with her sister. Always a smile and a story to share with others.
May your family receive comfort knowing your mom shared her love with many ....... and many loved her back.
Roxanne Oyler