James J. Deignan


James J. Deignan

Los Angeles police officer

James J. “Joe” Deignan, 93, of Van Nuys, Calif. passed away January, 19, 2012 at home. He was the beloved companion of Sally Gross.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Francis J. and Elizabeth (Mullen) Deignan. Mr. Deignan was a Police Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for 38 years. He served in the United States Navy and was a Pearl Harbor survivor.

He was the loving brother of Dorothy McEvoy of Warwick, Catherine Murphy of California, Marguerite Burns of Warwick, Anne Healey of West Warwick, Charles Deignan of Massachusetts and the late John Deignan, Mary Scannell and Barbara Wolfe.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.