Robert Cassidy, Sr. Obituary

Robert  E.  Cassidy, Sr.
Robert E. Cassidy, Sr.

May 2, 1931 - March 12, 2019
Born in Brooklyn, New York
Resided in Niantic, Connecticut


Robert Cassidy, Sr

Niantic-Bob Cassidy of Niantic died March 12, 2019 at the Bayview Health & Rehab Center in Waterford, CT.

He was born on May 2, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York where he attended St. Augustine High School and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 1953. He received an MBA in Business from NYU. After serving as Lieut. (jg) in the Navy during the Korean War, he began a career in Human Resources and Administration. He was first at Grace Lines, then General Foods, and retired from Continental Corporation as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. After retirement, he taught Business and Ethics courses at Catholic University and Pace Graduate School of Business
Most recently, Bob participated in St. Agnes Church activities including Lector, Extraordinary Minister and Choir. He was a Grand Knight of Council 5633 Knights of Columbus and regularly volunteered at the Truman Street food pantry.
Bob “Cap” had a passion for life. He shared his love and knowledge of the water and fishing with his children. The proud “Atta girl” or “Atta boy” was something that his grandchildren loved to hear from him when he was proud of their accomplishments. His sense of humor and witty comebacks were always met with laughter and smiles. He will be dearly missed by his family and the many friends that he had made along his life’s journey.

He leaves behind his devoted wife of 62 years, Betty, his daughters; Maureen Cassidy and Joanne McNamara and her husband, Kevin, his sons; Robert Jr., Michael, Paul and his wife Sarah, daughter-in-laws; Stacey and Marie, grandchildren; Christine, Carina, Emily, Ryan, Colin, Erin, Connor and Ella, a great grandson, Wyatt and a brother, Ed. He was predeceased by his daughter in law Susan Lupinacci Cassidy; a son, Thomas Cassidy, and his grandson, Adam Pfitz.

Calling hours will be on Sunday, March 17, from 5pm to 7pm at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 48 Grand Street, Niantic. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 18, at 10am at St. Agnes Church, 22 Haigh Avenue, Niantic. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, New London, CT.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the New London Homeless Hospitality Center, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT., 06320, would be welcomed.

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Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Sunday, March 17, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Agnes Church
22 Haigh Avenue
Niantic, CT US 06357
Monday, March 18, 2019
10:00 AM

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