Anne Gildea Casey
July 22, 1926 – April 27, 2021
Anne G. (Gildea) Casey of Chatham, formerly of Winchester, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 27th after a short illness and a long, wonderful life. Born in Boston, and raised in Boston, Newton, and Milton she was the daughter of Joseph H. and Anna May (Laughnan) Gildea.
She is predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, John Haskell “Hack” Casey Jr., and survived by her daughter, Susan Nutile and her husband Robert of Woburn; sons Jake and his wife Rula of Sea Girt, NJ; Phil and his wife Myrian of Stow; Peter and wife Ellen Newman of Winchester; and nine grandchildren: Kate Nutile, Jessica Pappas and husband Jason; Kristi Casey, Shannon Ortiz and husband Ruben; Lu Oliveira, Mariana Lima and her husband Rafael; Riley, Caitrin and Teagan Newman; one great grandchild, Charlie Pappas, who will soon be a big brother.
Anne is a graduate of Girls’ Latin School in Boston and Framingham State College, and had a long career as a nutritionist, dietician, and teacher. After raising her family in Lexington and Winchester she and Hack retired to Chatham and she continued with her passion for painting the many scenes of Cape Cod and sold her art in local galleries and gift shops. She always welcomed a drop in visit from any of her family or nieces and nephews as they traveled the Cape.
Anne is predeceased by her siblings Margaret Morrissey, Marie Troy, and Robert Gildea. She also leaves extended family and in-laws: Alan and Faith Casey of Bonita Springs, Florida; Rosemary Casey (and her late husband, Melvin) of Charlotte, North Carolina; many cherished nieces and nephews, and a dear friend, Jean Campbell of Jacksonville Florida. Anne also enjoyed and was very appreciative of her close and amazingly supportive Chatham neighbors.
Family and friends are invited to honor Anne’s life by attending with her family a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, May 4th at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Chatham at 10:00 a.m. Due to COVID there will be no visiting hours prior to the Mass. Immediately following the Mass Anne will be laid to rest alongside Hack at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Arrangements by Nickerson Funeral Home in Chatham. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice or: the Cor Unum Meal Center (https://www.corunummealcenter.org) and Reach out and Read (https://reachoutandread.org).
Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Anne Gildea Casey
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April 30, 2021
Anne, to us as neighbors, and as mother, aunt, grandmother to so many of you, is sorely missed.
As across the street neighbors in Chatham, Anna Marie and I so cherished having Anne nearby. Anne introduced my wife, Anna Marie, to pastel art. They spent many hours together in Anne’s second floor studio pastel painting together. We currently have three of Anne’s pastels hanging in our living room.
Anne was the mother for us that we both had lost.
Anne was always spunky, current in life events, alive, always reading the latest book (leaning liberal ), and open to share her latest “find” with Anna Marie.
Life for us as across the street neighbors will never be the same. She was our anchor in this corner of Lakeview and so cherished as a neighbor and friend and now so missed.
Anne was an inspiration to us. Anne had to the end the spirit and joy of living. Anne drove by our house less than 4 weeks ago, probably returning home with her latest takeout for dinner. She admitted to us that she was happy with her takeout knowing it contradicted all of her nutritional training. Hey, when you’re 90+, excuses are not necessary.
Anna Marie and I so very much will miss her. This corner of Lakeview without Anne will never be the same.