Joan Mary Cassidy

November 3, 1933January 3, 2021

Joan Mary Cassidy Nov. 3, 1933 - Jan. 3, 2021

Our beloved mother, grand- mother and great-grandmother, Joan Mary Cassidy passed away Jan. 3, 2021, after a valiant struggle with cancer.

Joan was born in Scholls, Ore., and grew up in S.E. Portland in the St. Philip Neri Parish with her parents Frank and Margaret Hanson and her brother Jack. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1951 and married Robert Cassidy in 1955.

They raised five children in N.E. Portland in the Madeleine Parish where she was actively involved in all of her children's activities. She began her professional career in real estate at Ambassador Realty followed by many years as a Property Manager for City of Portland and Lambert Airport in St. Louis, Mo. She received her BA in Communication at the age of 53 from Marylhurst College before retiring to a life of travel and caring for her grandchildren. A Renaissance woman, she loved to share her thoughts and opinions on current events as well as sharing triumphs and adventures of her busy family.

She met her current husband, Frank Hynes, on one of her many trips abroad and he became the love of her life. They were married for eight wonderful years until her passing.

Our Mom was a character who did not suffer fools lightly. She was funny, educated and spoke her mind often. You always knew where you stood with her and she was constantly interested in the details of her children and grandchildren's lives. Mom was an inspiration to all of us and most importantly loved her children unconditionally.

Joan is survived by husband, Frank Hynes; and children, Maureen (Gary), Paul (Sally), Matthew (Anne), Sheila (Ross) and Monica. She also is survived by 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Due to Covid restrictions there will be a small family Mass at All Saints. We plan to host a celebration of our Mom's life at a later date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Mary Beth Bachman

January 14, 2021

We want you all to know you are in our thoughts. We all thought so highly of your mom she was such a lovey and classy lady.

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Annette Navarro

January 14, 2021

Cassidy family, please know you're in my thoughts and prayers as your mama is now watching over you from heaven and no longer in your physical presence. Hugs & love is sent from the entire Lauritzon family.

I'm not sure where to start, so many great memories growing up with Monica and the rest of the Cassidy's, Sheila, Matt, Paul & Maureen. It was so fun living behind you when all we had to do was "jump the fence" to get from one backyard to another. A few memories include playing in your "cool" basement, eating Kraft Mac & Cheese at your house, sleep-overs, roller skating around the block (& breaking my leg), trick or treating in the neighborhood, walking to school together every morning, playing candy kitchen at my house, dancing to "The Locomotion" and so many others! You guys are all family to me and your mom was another mom to me. Love you all! Annette