Joanne M. Casey, 58, of Locust Grove, GA, and formerly of Hanover, passed away after a brief illness on February 16, 2014. Born in Boston on October 13, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Joseph P. and Dorothy (Thompson) Casey. Joanne proudly served our country in the Air Force and retired as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service. Her time in service to our country included the end of the Vietnam War through Desert Shield and Desert Storm. She was awarded many medals, some which included the Meritorious Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and Overseas Long Tour Ribbon. After retiring Joanne served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Georgia. Most recently, she was employed as a Lead Generator at Home Depot. Joanne was passionate about rescuing cats, an avid eBay merchant and devoted to her home. Joanne is survived by her aunts Ann Hayden of Marshfield and Sister Anne Casey, SC of Wellesley Hills. Sister of Anne C. Mills and her husband Shannon of Concord, NH, John J. Casey of Dorchester, and Paul F. Casey and his wife Beth Ann of Duxbury. Joanne was the doting aunt of Jenica, Alena and Peter Casey of Duxbury. She is also survived by her step- siblings Pamela Korejwa and her husband Jack of Rockland; Elizabeth Brown of Abington; Edward Brown and his wife Deborah of Halifax; Peter Brown and his wife Gloria of Gig Harbor, WA; Leslie Collins and her husband Frank of Charleston, SC. Joanne also leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Visiting hours were held in the Sullivan Funeral Homes, 551 Washington St. Rte. 53, Hanover, on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 2-5 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover St., Rte. 139, Hanover, on Monday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors was held in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joannes memory may be made to the Standish Humane Society, P.O. Box 634, Duxbury, MA, 02331. For directions and our online guestbook, visit SullivanFuneralHomes.com 781-878-0920 781-293-2020 Family Owned Since 1897
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Published in The Hanover Mariner from Feb. 21 to Feb. 28, 2014