ERVING - Ethel E. (Hawley) Casey, 85, passed peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, after a brief illness with her eldest son by her side.
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She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Alfred H. Casey.
Born in Pelham of the late John Hawley and Mary (Gillette) Hawley, she was a long time resident of Belchertown, recently residing in Erving at the home of her youngest son and his wife.
Ethel graduated from Amherst High School, Cass of 1947. After raising her family, she worked as the first dispatcher for the Senior Surrey at the Amherst Senior Center from 1975 until retiring in 1994. She was involved with Hampshire County TRIAD and the Belchertown Senior Center Travel Club. She loved travel and adventure.
In her younger years, she was an avid bowler, seamstress and crafter. She got her motorcycle license while in her 50's. More recently, she enjoyed playing cards with her friends, visiting and reading the daily paper.
Ethel is survived by her youngest brother, Robert Hawley, of The Villages in Florida; son, Edward K. Casey; daughter, Patricia A. Casey-Campbell and her husband Dale; son, John A. Casey and wife Donna; grandchildren, Jonathan, Adrianna and Justin; great-grandson, Jacob, and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Wednesday, May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Douglass Funeral Service, Amherst.
A graveside service will be at Wildwood Cemetery on Thursday, May 23, at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Belchertown Senior Center, 60 State St., Belchertown, MA 01007.
Obituary and register at: www.douglassfuneral.com.
Douglass Funeral Home
87 North Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01002
Published in The Recorder on May 18, 2013