William J. Casey

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BARRE - William J. Casey, 77, of Woodland Drive, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at his home.

Born in Burlington, Vermont, on Sept. 12, 1937, he was the son of the late James Leo and Ruth (Harrington) Casey.

William, better know as Bill, was a graduate of the Cathedral High School in Burlington, class of 1955. He received his bachelor's degree from St. Michael's College in Colchester in 1959; his master's degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, in 1960. He also attended the University of Bordeaux in France on a Fulbright Scholarship.

William was a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. He also taught history and English in Essex Junction, Vermont, as well as teaching English at Spaulding High School for 28 years, retiring in 1999.

He was an avid reader, a Civil War buff and a local artist who participated in many local shows. He was also an accomplished pianist, playing in several bands both in Barre and in Florida, where he spent his winters since retirement. Bill also played piano/keyboard duets with his wife as well as accompanying her on vocals.

People knew him as a walker, which enabled him to know many Barre people.

On June 23, 1965, he married Mary Agnes Finn in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre.

The couple resided in Burlington, Vermont, the island of Crete, and San Antonio, Texas, and returned to Barre in 1971.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years of marriage, Mary Agnes Casey, of Barre; two daughters, Karen Larson and her husband, Brian, of Madbury, New Hampshire, and Brenda Sibole and her husband, Gary, of Marlboro, Massachusetts; as well as five grandchildren, Emma and Betsy Larson, and Casey, Carrie and Callie Sibole.

He is also survived by one brother, James Casey and his wife, Dorothy, of South Burlington; two sisters-in-law, Debbie Finn Baker and her husband, Dennis, of Dummerston, Vermont, and Ruth Finn, of Barre Town; as well as many nieces, nephews and many friends.

A Mass of Christian burial and celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 1 p.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre.

Family and friends may call at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre on Monday, June 22, from 7 to 9 p.m., and also prior to the funeral, on Tuesday from noon to 12:45 p.m. Extra parking is available at St. Monica's parking lot.

Burial will follow the Mass at Hope Cemetery in Barre.

Contributions in William's memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.
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Published in Times Argus on June 20, 2015
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