Deacon Roderick F. Cashes; 74 -- CLINTON -- Deacon Roderick F. Cashes

Deacon Roderick F. Cashes; 74 -- CLINTON -- Deacon Roderick F. Cashes, a longtime Deacon of the Diocese of Worcester, serving at St. Edward's Parish in Westminster, MA, died Monday, July 1, 2013, in Holden Rehabilitation Center, after a long illness. His wife of 55 years, Carol Ann (Pfister) Cashes, died in 2009. He leaves three sons, Roderick F. Cashes Jr., and his wife, Susan, of Clinton, MA, Brian Cashes, and his wife, Carol, of Biloxi, Miss, and David J. Cashes of Clinton, MA; one sister, Joan LeDuc of Maynard, MA; and two grandsons and two granddaughters. He was predeceased by two daughters, Barbara Cashes of CA in 2009, and Theresa Cashes of FL in 2007, and two brothers, Joseph and Donald Cashes. Roderick was an Operations Manager at Northern Telecom Co. in Waltham for several years, leaving in 1988 to go into a ceramic business with his wife, in Clinton, called Our House of Clay. Deacon Cashes was ordained into the Deaconate of the Worcester Diocese, by Bishop Daniel P. Reilly in 1998, and went on to serve from 1998-1999 at St. Bernadette Parish in Northboro, MA, and then from 1999 until his retirement in 2012 at St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Westminster, MA. He was a 1956 graduate of the former St. Viators High School in Marlboro, MA and received a Bachelor and Master Degree in Theology, from Assumption College in Worcester, MA. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service from 1956 to 1978. He was born in Marlboro, MA, a son of the late Joseph A., and Agnes (Gagne) Cashes. Deacon Roderick's Funeral will be celebrated on Monday, July 8, with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Edward the Confessor Church, 10 Church St., Westminster, MA. The Most Reverend Bishop Robert J. McManus will be the main Celebrant. Calling hours will be on Sunday, July 7, in St. Edward the Confessor Church from 4 to 7 p.m. A Prayer Service will take place at 7 p.m. Burial, with full military honors, will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9 at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Edward the Confessor Church, 10 Church St., Westminster, MA 01473 or may be left at the Funeral Home. The Westminster Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 123 Main St., is directing Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete at this time. For further information see (

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123 Main Street  Westminster, MA 01473
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Published in Sentinel & Enterprise from July 3 to July 5, 2013