Edward Gignoux Jr. (1943 - 2018)

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H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel
173 Allen Road Ne
Sandy Springs, GA
Funeral Mass
Friday, Jul. 27, 2018
10:30 AM
All Saints Catholic Church
Dunwoody, GA
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Edward Thaxter Gignoux, Jr., 74
ATLANTA, Ga. - Ted Gignoux, loving husband, proud father and grandfather, warm friend and supportive family member, died on July 20, 2018.
Ted is preceded in death by parents The Honorable Edward T. Gignoux and Hildegarde Gignoux (Niss) and sister Andree Grise. Surviving Ted are Ginny, his wife of nearly 49 years; Greg and Ned his sons; Annie, Genna, Lizzie, Peter, Joey, Natalie, Henry and Tilly his eight grandchildren; as well as John, Michael and Fred his nephews.
Ted, 74, was born on Nov. 19, 1943 in Portland, Maine. His father returned from the Pacific Theater of WWII in 1945 to meet his namesake for the first time. With his sister Andree, his parents raised him in Portland - summering on Cushing's Island in Casco Bay with close family and friends.
Ted graduated from Holderness High School (NH) and Union College (NY) before departing for two years of Peace Corps service teaching English in Wonju, Korea. The Peace Corps values served as a foundation for who he was and how he lived his life. Upon return to the States, Ted joined the East Asian Studies program at Harvard and met Ginny. Ted subsequently graduated with a masters' degree. Ted and Ginny's first son Greg's birth overlapped with Ted's US Army Reserves Basic Training. Ted returned to move Ginny and Greg to New York where he trained with Chase Manhattan Bank's Global Credit Program. In May of 1972, Ted and Ginny accepted their first assignment abroad - Hong Kong. They subsequently moved to Korea and Japan. Near the end of their time in Japan, their second son Ned arrived.
Ted moved the family back to the United States and settled in Connecticut where he continued his career in banking and relished the support of and shared experience with his parents, family and friends in New England.
With a teenager and a seven year old, Ted moved the family again to Atlanta, GA in 1986. Atlanta would become his longest-term home town. In Atlanta, Ted's career continued in banking with MetLife Corporate Investment and then the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta where he retired in 2006 as a Senior Bank Examiner.
In retirement, Ted taught English and supported the refugee resettlement services of Catholic Charities Atlanta. He preferred spending time outdoors - tennis, sailing and walking. His daily constitutional involved the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and PBS News Hour. Family and friends were the light of his life. Ted maintained friendships in Asia and travelled to Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong long after moving away.
All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody will perform a funeral mass for Ted on Friday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, ME.

In lieu of flowers,
Ted's family suggests
contributions in his name to:
Catholic Charities Atlanta, Development Dept.
2401 Lake Park Drive SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on July 25, 2018
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