Obits pg 6 2-18-21

POMFRET CENTER — John E. Casey Jr., 85, of Orchard Hill Rd., died Feb. 8, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital.
He was the husband of Kathryn (O’Brien) Casey.  They were married on May 26, 1990, in Pomfret. John was predeceased by his first wife, Mildred (Williams) Casey in 1989.
Born in 1936 in Stafford Springs, he was the son of the late J. Edward Casey Sr. and Marjorie (Matthews) Casey. Mr. Casey was a 1954 graduate of Windham High School.  He worked for Northeast Utilities for 27 years.  After retirement he went on to work for 25 years for the Gilman and Valade Funeral Home & Crematory as a funeral assistant.
John was a former chairman and member of the Republican Town Committee of Pomfret.  He also served on various boards and committees including the Board of Assessment Appeals and Justice of the Peace for the town.  He served in the Army National Guard.
He was a 50-year (2010) member and past Master of the Wolf Den Grange #61 as well as a member of the Pomfret Seniors.  John was a member of the Putnam Lodge #46 AFAM and many other Masonic groups. He performed many acts of kindness and works of charity over the years, especially as president and sexton of the Abington Cemetery Association.
In addition to his wife Kathryn, he leaves two step-sons, Timothy B. Morrarty (Melissa) of Pomfret, and Thomas Morrarty of Vero Beach, Fla.; siblings, Alan M. Casey of Willimantic, and Hope C. Garrison (Lee) of Chaplin; his grandchildren, Matthew Morrarty (Stephanie), Bradley Belanger (Sasha), and Kayla Belanger (Emily); his great-grandchildren, Allison, Maxson, and Hayes Morrarty, and Alexander Belanger.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. May 22 at Abington Cemetery, 592 Mashamoquet Rd., Abington. Donations: KB Ambulance, P.O. Box 209, Danielson, CT. 06239. Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St. Putnam.


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