John E. Caisey SALISBURY John E. Caisey, 81, of Salisbury, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2008, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, following a short illness. John was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada. He was raised and educated in Waltham. John served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and received the Presidential Citation Medal from President Truman for his services. He worked at Raytheon as a paint shop foreman for more than 40 years until his retirement. John was very involved in little league coaching, having served on the Board of Directors at Central Catholic in Lawrence, was a lifelong member of the Lawrence Elks, and was also a member of the former Sacred Heart Church in Lawrence. John was known as the mayor of Salisbury Beach, a place that he deeply loved and walked the shores often. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him. He leaves his loving wife, Joan (VanWagonen) Caisey, of Salisbury; two sons, Christopher V. Caisey and his wife, Jill, of Hampton, N.H., and John V. Caisey of South Lawrence; three daughters, Cheryl Marcou and her husband, Bob, of Waltham, Patricia Caisey of Lexington, and Debbie Graves and her husband, Darren, of Booth Bay Harbor, Maine; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several, nieces, nephews and friends. John is predeceased by his five siblings, Ted, Roland, Beatrice, Nelida and Rosemarie. Memorial calling hours will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., on Tuesday, April 1, at the Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 2, at 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Donations in Johns name may be made to the John E. Memorial Fund, 1 Tenth Street, Salisbury, MA 01952. For directions or to make an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Mar. 30, 2008