SANDWICH — Joseph F. Cassidy Sr., 92, of Sandwich, MA, formerly of Rehoboth, MA, Harwichport, MA and Pawtucket, RI, died at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, April 15th, following a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Gertrude (Murtha) Cassidy for 55 years until her death in 2000.
Joseph was born and raised in Pawtucket, RI, son of the late Michael F. and Sarah (Brennan) Cassidy. He attended local schools and was a 1939 graduate of St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, RI. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Navy and was aboard the U.S.S. Panamint stationed in the Pacific Theatre during the invasion of Okinawa. He was a former general manager for Saylesville Warehouse in Cumberland, RI, for 25 years, and prior to that worked for the Draper Corp. of Pawtucket, RI; Standard Transportation of Pawtucket, RI; and the Outlet Company of Coventry, RI. He was currently a licensed real estate broker. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, Delaney Council #57 in Pawtucket, RI; member of the American Legion Post 188 in Sandwich, MA; and member of the VFW in Chatham, MA.
Joseph always took great pride in the community he lived. He served on the Zoning Board of Review in Pawtucket, RI, from 1952 to 1963. He was an active member of the Friends of Senior Citizens in Sandwich, MA, and past president of the Sandwich Senior Citizen Club. Keeping active was always Joe's passion. He was the founder of the Cape Cod "Old Timers Softball League" in 1987 and will be remembered as a tireless organizer and member of the league through last season. He was a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather and true friend to all who knew him. He will be truly missed by all.
He is survived by his five children: Michael D. Cassidy and his wife, Jane-Ellen, of Pawtucket, RI; Joseph F. Cassidy Jr. and his wife, Claire, of Germantown, MD; Maureen Outlaw and her husband ,Reginald, of Pawtucket, RI,; Joni Packhem of Newport, RI; and Diane Dorval of Pawtucket, RI. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Katherine Cassidy, Joseph F. Cassidy III, Sean Cassidy, Shannon Donnelly, Patrick Cassidy, Brian Williamson and seven great-grandchildren; his longtime loving companion, Judith Grasso of Sandwich, MA; her children and grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late George T. Cassidy, who died in 2001.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 23rd at 11 a.m. in the Corpus Christi Church, 324 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, East Sandwich, MA. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held in the Corpus Christi Church on Tuesday, April 22nd from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc. 50 Central St., Hudson, MA 01749 (www.tighehamilton.com).
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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