Cover photo for Edward Carl Rigney, Jr.'s Obituary
1984 Edward 2023

Edward Carl Rigney, Jr.

December 5, 1984 — March 29, 2023


My husband, Edward Carl Rigney Jr., was a good man, a good boy. He loved so hard and was so brave, every day. He went by Eddie, Malfunctioning Eddie online, Papa Bear to me, and Daddy to Kayden. He hated being called Ed. That was his dad’s name. He passed on March 29, 2023, too soon and was born on December 5, 1984. He always said the 80s were the best years.

He loved his family more than anything, his daughter, Kayden Danielle Rigney, and his wife, Josie Mae Cannon Rigney. He had so much love to give, and so much love in his life.

We don’t always see the support around us, but it’s there. It can be hard to reach out for help, but please never stop, and don’t give up. The world needs you.

He lived in Cambridge, Maryland, and felt safe here. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and said he would follow his wife anywhere, do anything for her. His mother, Denise Rigney, his grandfather Richard Dietz, and his grandmother Marianne Dietz all passed before him. Nick Bailey was his best friend, besides his wife. His sister Kaylee Holler and his father Ed Rigney are still living.

He loved simple things - toys, Youtube videos, his family, and would find such delight in a new package, watching the Jellyfish at the harbor, going to restaurants, or spending time with us. The Baltimore aquarium was his favorite place outside home, and I am so glad he was able to take Kayden before he died. He took such good care of us all, and did so much every day to show us he loved us. He shouldn’t have left us, but please remember him with love and kindness.

There will be a small ceremony at his house on April the 6th, around 2:00. Everyone will be in PJ’s because that’s what he was most comfortable in. Wear your fat people pants.

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