American Veteran 01

Joseph W. Casey, JR.

March 9, 1941 ~ October 31, 2019 (age 78)

Obituary


Joseph Walter Casey, Jr., 78 of Boynton Beach, FL (formerly of Dracut, MA) passed away on October 31, 2019.


Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Ann (Lombardo) Casey.  He is survived by his three children and their families: Joseph W. Casey III (of Harleysville, PA) and his wife Karen; Cheryl A. Dickey (of Ft. Myers, FL) and her husband Alan; and Brian P. Casey (of Ft. Myers, FL) and his wife Erin.  He was a proud and doting grandfather to his five grandchildren - Caroline, Brendan, Aidan, Jack, Colin.  He is also survived by his four siblings and their families:   Carol Ann Casey (of Hampton Beach, NH.); Hugh Casey (of Boynton Beach, FL.): Edward Casey (of Dracut, MA.) and Virginia (Casey) Babine (of Nashua, NH.)


Joe was born in Boston, MA on March 9, 1941.  He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1959.  He later served in the United States Army and did so admirably, achieving the rank of Corporal upon discharge in 1965.  He remained a proud and loyal veteran for the remainder of his life.  Joe continued his government service through a long career in the United States Postal Service, retiring in 2000.


Joe found a renewed spirit and zest for life upon his retirement to Boynton Beach, FL in 2002.  He enjoyed the golden years of his life making new friends, playing poker, and supporting his hometown Boston sports teams.  His time in Florida was brightened every day by his longtime companion, Patricia Baker, a loving and devoted partner; Joe and Pat found solace and support in their mutual losses, establishing a deep and profound connection that was admired by their friends and families.

ARRANGEMENTS:  Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Tuesday, November 5th, from 4 to 7PM in DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut MA.  His funeral will be held from the funeral home at 7:45AM  with his Funeral Mass to follow at St. Francis Parish,  115 Wheeler Road, Dracut, MA on WEDNESDAY, November 6th at 9AM.  His military honors will be presented at Oakland Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe's memory to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Framingham, MA. 01701 or to the American Lung Association of the Northeast, 1661 Worcester Rd., #301, Framingham, MA. 01701.  To leave an online condolence, or message, please visit www.dracutfuneralhome.com.  
 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
November 5, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dracut Funeral Home
2159 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut, MA 01826

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
November 6, 2019

9:00 AM
St. Francis Church
115 Wheeler Road
Dracut, MA 01826

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