STRAFFORD - James "Jim" Alan Cassidy, 58 years old, a resident of Strafford, died at Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 3, 2013 following a long illness. He was surrounded by his family.
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He was born January 23, 1955 in Melrose, Mass. to Joseph Anthony Cassidy and Elizabeth Jean Manners Cassidy, both of whom are deceased. Raised in Manchester and Northwood, he was a graduate of Coe Brown Northwood Academy and the University of New Hampshire, where he earned a degree in chemical engineering.
For the past 23 years he resided in the home he designed and built. Following a career in chemical engineering, he became self-employed as a designer/builder/general contractor. A devoted husband and father, he loved skiing, music, woodworking, reading, his home and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Linda Plaza Cassidy; his stepson Jonathan; and his daughter Madison. He is further survived by his sisters, Elizabeth, Mary, and Patricia; and his brothers, Joseph, Dan, and John. He is also survived by an aunt, Dorothy, and an uncle, William, and numerous nephews and nieces.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m. at Brookside Congregational Church, 2013 Elm Street, Manchester.
In lieu of flowers a scholarship fund in memory of James Cassidy has been established at Berwick Academy, c/o Development Office, 31 Academy Street, South Berwick, Maine 03908.
Published in The Concord Monitor on Mar. 6, 2013