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Robert "Bob" J. Casey, 82, of Middletown, beloved husband of 57 years to Mary (Brady) Casey, died Wednesday, (June 4, 2014) at Middlesex Hospital. Bob was born in New York, the second son of the late James and Helen (Caulfield) Casey. He was predeceased by three brothers, James, Kenneth and Lawrence Casey. Prior to his retirement Bob was employed with the Hartford Insurance Company. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Navy. Bob was a Fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Forest City Council #3 where he served as Grand Knight and District Deputy. He was also a member of Brotherhood In Action which included members of B'Nai B'Rith, Masonic Lodge and the Knights of Columbus. Bob was an accomplished woodworker. He loved working with his hands, whether it be building, chipping or carving. His Swedish carved spoons or a chip carved Celtic Cross were always a cherished gift to those fortunate enough to receive one. Bob was an avid reader and golfer and would often be seen on the course with the other members of the "Medicare Foursome." Besides his wife, Mary, Bob is survived by two daughters, Joanne Foreman of Killingworth, Eileen Daly and her husband Shawn of West Hartford, a son, Robert R. Casey and his wife Maura of Wilton, six grandchildren, Caroline, Peter, Brian, Matthew, Michael and Shannon. The family would like to thank the staff and doctors of Middlesex Hospital and the Weiss Hospice Unit for all the care, attention and compassion shown to them and Bob. A Funeral Liturgy will be held Monday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Pius X Church, Westfield Street, Middletown. Friends may call at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver Street, Middletown, Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. To share memories or express condolences online please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on June 6, 2014
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