Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Remembering Deacon Raymond Egan

Published November 10, 2021

Deacon Raymond Egan

DUNWOODY—Deacon Raymond F. Egan of Dunwoody died on Saturday, Nov. 6. He was 86 years old.

Affectionately known to many as “Deacon Ray” he was a native of Hartford, Connecticut. Early in his life before settling in Dunwoody, he was a proud policeman and fireman in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. He was a charter member of All Saints Church, Dunwoody, and was a current parishioner of St. Jude the Apostle Church, Sandy Springs.

Deacon Ray, who was ordained in June 1991, served as chaplain for the Dunwoody Police Department and at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The deacon also served as the director for the Office of Catholic Cemeteries in the archdiocese, which included overseeing the restoration of historic rural Catholic cemeteries.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty-Lee Egan. Surviving are his children, Debra Jean Chesneau (Howard), Kathleen Schwarzer (Tom), Maureen Cooper (Jim), Raymond F. Egan Jr. (Katrin); and grandchildren, Cody and Cassandra Chesneau, Tom, and Julia Schwarzer; Nicholas Uselton, Lennox and Amy Egan; brother and sister-in-law, Robert A. and Alice Marie Egan; and nieces and nephew, Lauren, Eileen and Robert A. Egan Jr.

A wake is to be held Thursday,  Nov. 11 at St. Jude the Apostle Church. A  Mass will be Friday, Nov. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle, with the rite of committal at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude the Apostle Church.