Celebrating the life of

Judy McCarthy Degenhardt

Passed away on February 22, 2022

Judy McCarthy Degenhardt

Judy Cecile McCarthy Degenhardt, 73, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2022.  She was born May 20, 1948 in Savannah, GA to the late Aloysius Henry McCarthy and Mary Agnes Dominick McCarthy.  Judy was a 1966 graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy, and received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Armstrong State College.  She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and was also a communicant of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. 

She was a Nurse Manager at Candler Hospital.  After her nursing career, she worked in the family business.  She retired in 2001.   

Surviving are her husband, Charles F. Degenhardt Jr., son, Dr. Charles F. Degenhardt III, (Marie), daughter, Debbie Haupt (Harold), seven grandchildren, Ethan, Hayden, Dina, and Nolan Haupt, Emily, Julia, and Elena Degenhardt, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.

Funeral Service will be 12:00 p.m., Friday, February 25, 2022 at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel, with Rev. Terri Degenhardt officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwich Cemetery. 

Remembrances may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.   



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My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. Mrs. Degenhardt was a genuine and vibrant lady. I’m so glad I got the chance to know her.

- Shana Whobrey, Savannah, GA

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Dear Debbie and Chuck, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother, Judy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you. With sympathy, Sister Susan

- Harms, Savannah, GA

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So very sorry for the loss Judy she will be missed by many. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time.Love to all

- Valarie Delano Mahlbacher, LaBelle , FL

Our deepest sympathy to your family. May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

- Brigitte & Kenny Rentiers , Savannah , Georgia

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Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. May God comfort you all now and in the days to come.

- Nancy Newman + Donna Newman Scott , Savannah , Ga

Debbie and family: May your mother rest in eternal peace and may her memories provide a sense of comfort. God Bless you.

- Brigitte L Morrison , Thunderbolt , Ga

Charle, Debbie and Chuck we are so sorry to hear about Judy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Dianne and Bob

- Bob and Dianne Cornwell, Rincon, Georgia

Charlie, Chuck, and Debbie, so sorry to hear about Judy. We had many fun times with ya'll. Praying for you. Sally

- Sally Welch, Savannah, GA

I’m so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and will continue to be.

- Carol Anne Hazelman , Savannah , GA

We are holding you close in our thoughts and prayers. A new Angel has ascended to heaven.

- Kathy & Cary Colwell, Clayton , Georgia

So sorry to hear of Judy's passing and our deepest condolences to Charles and family. Our hearts are heavy with sadness. Judy was a wonderful lady with great kindness and will be missed greatly.

- Bo & Liz Bohannon, Thunderbolt, GA

Charles , we are so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Lou and Doc Mobley, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She was a lovely person in a lovely family. May God bless and comfort you.

- Considine-Thompson, Savannah, GA

Charlie, Debbie and Chuck, I am so sorry for your loss. Judy was such a wonderful and kind woman. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Joe DeLorme and family, Savannah, Georgia

I remember meeting Mrs. Degenhardt as if it were yesterday. We are sorry to hear of the passing of one of the sweetest mothers ever. Mr. Degenhardt, Debbie, Chuck, and all of your wonderful family, we are sending the warmest hugs to you all with plenty of love.

- Michael Turner and Joseph Weyers , Charleston , SC

Charles and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. I know that Judy was a sweetheart, I knew that from the very beginning when we first met. I just wish that we would've had more time to spend together, to get to know one another even more. Our heart goes out to all of you, and please know that you are in our prayers.

- Sandy & Dale Williams, Clayton , GA

Dear Charles and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I could tell Judy was a special person when we met. May God comfort you all now . You all are in my prayers.

- Diane Allison, Clayton, GA

My sincere condolences Charlie to you and your family. I am sorry to learn of Judy's passing. I will remember fondly our good times shared. Judy was a good and kind person. I enjoyed having her as a classmate at Saint Vincent's. May God's blessings comfort each of you at this time. Sincerely, Therese Cox

- Therese Cox, Savannah, Georgia

I am so sadened by the news that this mother, wife, grandmother has died and left so many behind. I hope and pray for this family

- Rhondda Netherton, Savannah, GA

Judy and I (Connie Poppell) were in the same graduating class at St. Vincent's Academy. I remember her fun loving ways and cheerfulness. May your memories comfort you in the coming days, weeks and beyond . Sending prayers to the family and friends during this difficult time.

- Connie Poppell Rudd, Savannah , Ga31410

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My sincerest condolences to your family on this sad occasion. We have such fond memories of your mom as she loved to have everyone over and for all the help she gave my family over the years. What a wonderful and strong lady. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

- Cathy Barnard, Johns Creek, GA

I am so sorry to learn of Judy’s passing. We worked together at Candler many years ago. She was fun to work with and always a dependable team mate. RIP my friend

- Sheri Estes, Savannah, GA

Praying for your family loss my Mother was a Dominick I was also born in Savanah 1949

- Edward Delano , Bridgeville , Delaware

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel