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Elizabeth Cassidy

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MENDOTA, Ill. -- Elizabeth D. (Betty) Cassidy, 85, of Mendota, Ill. died Feb. 3, 2008, in Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Mendota. Services will be Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 in Holy Cross Church, Mendota, Ill. with Fr. James Kruse officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Arlington, Ill. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, with a 3 p.m. rosary in Schwarz Funeral Home, Mendota.

Mrs. Cassidy was born Nov. 1, 1922, in Bennington, Vt. to James and Flora Gagne Keough. She married George Cassidy Sr. on Dec. 16, 1943, in Arlington, Vt. She graduated from Arlington High School in 1939. Betty was a homemaker and was a member of: Mendota Women of the Moose, V.F.W. Post #4079 auxiliary, Navy Mother’s and Holy Cross Church.

Survivors include 10 sons: Jim (Barb) of Berea, Ohio, Donald (Roberta) of Indianapolis, Ind., Dennis (Chris) of Des Plaines, Ill., Bob (Chris), Kevin (Carol) and Marty (Wanda) all of Mendota, Richard of LaSalle, Ill., Jerry (Mimi) of Atlanta, Ga., Tom (Janet) of West Dundee and Jeff (Francesca) of Algonquin; two daughters: Nancy Cassidy of Mendota, and Pat (Jack) Karch of Manitowoc, Wisc.; 18 grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; eight great grandchildren, and one brother Donald Keough of Arlington, Vt.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 28, 2001; one daughter, Julie, on Feb. 5, 2003; one son, George, on Aug. 7, 2004; one daughter-in-law, Nancy, on Oct. 4, 2006, and one sister.

Memorials may be directed to: Mendota Area Senior Services, Illinois Valley Hospice or Donor’s Choice. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Brady, Patrick, Matthew and Zack Cassidy and nephew, Michael Zimmer.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 6, 2008
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