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In Loving Memory

Dempsey, George H., Jr.

March 7, 1928 - January 21, 2024

95, passed Sunday January 21, 2024, after a series of ailments over the past five months.  Preceded in death by his parents George Sr and Mary Dempsey along with his brother Jim Dempsey sister Mary Dempsey and his infant daughter Diane.

George is survived by his wife Jo (Johanna Canzoneri) Dempsey of 68 years; three children Mike (Mary) Dempsey, John (Olivia) Dempsey, and Louise Dempsey; sister-in-law Annette Saputo, sister-in-law Mary Lou Lonati, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

George was born in St Louis, but moved to Long Island, NY from ages 10 to 20.   Upon returning to St Louis, he worked at Manufactures Bank until he was drafted to serve during the Korean War.  After his service, he returned to the bank where he met Jo as she says it was love at first sight.  They were married in 1955.  George attended night school at St Louis University, majoring in accounting.  He worked a majority of his career as a CPA for James C Thompson & Company until 1993.

George can best be described as a quiet gentleman, a man of distinct politeness with a kind and gentle manner.  His greatest interests were family, reading, and sports.   He was adored by his entire family, a devout catholic who lived his faith in actions and words.

Services:  Visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois Road, on Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 4pm-8pm and at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4092 Blow St.  St Louis, MO 63116, on Friday, February 2, 2024, from 9:30 am until funeral mass at 10:30 am. Burial will be a private family ceremony at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.


4 thoughts on “Dempsey, George H., Jr.”

  1. Our hearts and thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give y’all peace and comfort in the days ahead. Love and hugs from your Alabama cousins, Angie Smith and family♥️🙏

  2. Although I knew only George’s son Mike, I’m certain that George was a great family man. George and Jo instilled a beautiful faith in Mike – what greater gift could there be?
    May George rest in the comfort of our loving Father’s arms.


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