Francis J. Casey, Sr.

Francis J. Casey, Sr.

June 29th, 1928 June 19th, 2019

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Obituary for Francis J. Casey, Sr.

CASEY, Francis J., Sr.,
Lifelong resident of North Cambridge. Passed peacefully on June 19, 2019, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of 67 years to Helen M. (MacGillivray). Loving father of Janice MacAdam and her husband Carroll of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Karen Casey, wife of the late Francis J. Casey Jr., of Billerica, Michael and his wife Kim of Billerica, Thomas and his wife Tracey Hynes of FL, Robert of Cambridge, Brian and his wife Kathleen of Acton. Cherished and proud ‘Papa’ of nineteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. Dear brother of William and his wife Elva of CA, Joseph and his wife Angie of FL, James and his late wife Donna of Waltham, and the late Edward T. Casey. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Late WWII Army Veteran. Longtime Officer of St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. John’s Church, and longtime member of NARVRE (National Association of Retired & Veteran Railway Employees), and the Lt. James A. Logan Post 6800 VFW of Somerville. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Mass Ave, NORTH CAMBRIDGE, on Monday at 10AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. John’s Church, 2254 Mass Ave, North Cambridge at 11AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Sunday 2-6 PM. Services will conclude with burial and Military Honors in Cambridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Fran’s memory may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, North Cambridge. For directions or to send an online condolence

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Cambridge
    2175 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
    2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, June 24th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saint John the Evangelist
    2254 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Monday, June 24th, 2019
    Rev. Joseph McCarthy
  • Interment

    Cambridge Cemetery
    76 Coolidge Avenue
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Jeanne Doherty Zarrella

Dear Auntie Helen and family....Heard the sad news today. Sadly working tonight but keeping you all in my prayers. Much love to all......Jeanne Doherty Zarrella
Comment | Posted at 08:34pm via Condolence

david pierce

Going to miss you Mr. Casey, you always made me feel like family, both you and Mrs Casey (Ma). Even though you had enough children, you made me feel like one of your son's . You were one of the best.
Comment | Posted at 09:14am via Condolence

Brenda O'Connor

Dear Casey Family,
Please accept my condolences on Mr. Casey's passing. I have great admiration and respect for the Casey family. As parents, there were none more committed to their children and willing to do whatever was needed to help their education. I will remember Mr. Casey and hold Mrs Casey and the family in my heart.
Brenda O'Connor
Fitzgerald School
Comment | Posted at 07:35am via Condolence

martin LaCarbonara

to helen and the entire casey family so sorry for your loss.frank was always a pleasure to work with as a fellow narvre officer. i will miss his closing phone message of i love ya.
Comment | Posted at 10:31am via Condolence

George Petrowsky

Bob, Mike, and the entire Casey Family, I's sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, Grandfather, Uncle. From the family members I know, he must have been a great, good, decent, and fine man with a very big heart. I send my sincere sympathy and condolences for your loss. I'm sure the pain and loss will be felt sorely by you all, and many others whose lives he touched, for a long time, but he left a wonderful legacy, in his family.
Comment | Posted at 09:31am via Condolence

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