Patrick R. Caine
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Patrick R. Caine, of Springfield, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2021 surrounded by the care and comfort of his loving and devoted family. He was born in East Pittsburgh, PA, on December 6, 1926, the fifth and youngest child of first-generation Scotch-Irish parents, the late Patrick L. and Ann [Foley] Caine. Upon graduating Turtle Creek, PA, high school in 1945, he commenced his inspiring forty-one years of active and reserve service with the U. S. Navy. He served aboard the USS Beatty (DD-756), earning two battle stars during the Korean War. He was assigned to the Fleet Training Group at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Office of the Judge Advocate General, and the Board for Correction of Naval Records. During the Carter Administration, Patrick served on the Vietnam Era Clemency Board. He continued in the Naval Reserve, with duty assignments including the Naval War College and the Army’s Military Judge School at the University of Virginia. He retired in 1986, attaining the rank of Captain. Caine attended St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA and the University of Pittsburgh. He graduated from the University of Mississippi as an NROTC midshipman. While at Ole Miss he suffered his film debut in “Intruder in the Dust”, based on a novel by local resident William Faulkner, which was then being filmed on location in Oxford. In 1954, he associated with Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA, in their graduate management program, relocating to its East Springfield, MA plant in 1954. He attended the University of Connecticut Law School and Western New England College School of Law, being admitted to the Massachusetts Bar prior to graduating in 1962. From 1964 to 1975, he practiced law in Springfield and was appointed chairman of the Springfield Board of Zoning Appeals. Caine was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967 and the District of Columbia bar in 1972. He continued his postgraduate law studies in immigration at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. In 1975, he joined the US Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review and continued in that office 33 years until his retirement in 2008. Pat most enjoyed his family, reveling in his roles of Patriarch and Grand Daddy Paddy. He shared his love of skiing, sailing in Newport and Annapolis, and tennis. He was an avid walker before it was fashionable - making the trek to 16 Acres Center for over 60 years. He was a lifelong learner and encouraged others to do the same-- be it sharing the McGuffey Reader or leading countless Carnegie Leadership courses in Springfield and Washington. Patrick enjoyed learning peoples’ stories and captivating the room with memorable anecdotes with life lessons. He was a devout Catholic, serving as a lector at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish for many years. Patrick was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 years, Aline A. Norton Caine, his four siblings: Bernadette Caine Sullivan and her son Bernard Sullivan; Robert (Irene) and their sons Kevin and James; Thomas (Mary) and their daughter Michelle; and Edwin (Joan). Pat and Annie’s spirit endures in their five children and eleven grandchildren: Brian N. and Ingrid and their children Rauley, Michael and Peter; Patrick F.; Christopher O. (Maj, USMC-Ret.) and Amy and his children Devan (Sean Hickman), Grant (2nd Lt, USMC) and Georgia; Jennifer Caine and her children Kayla (LCDR John Richards, USN), Matthew (LT, USN) and Hannah (LT Frederick McDonald, USN); and Martin M. and Laura and their children Maeve and Aidan; as well as many nephews and nieces. Also surviving are the beloved LaBonte, Whitaker and Norton families residing throughout Massachusetts and the Casavant and Shaffer families in Vermont. Patrick’s family would like to thank the teams at Baystate Medical Center, Beacon Hospice, and Mary’s Meadows for their kindness and thoughtful care. The family will receive friends at Sampson’s Chapel of the Acres at 21 Tinkham Road, Springfield, MA from 8 to 9 o’clock on Thursday, May 6, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 o’clock on Thursday May 6 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, 417 Boston Road, Springfield, MA. His burial with military honors will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers his family requests any memorial donations be made in his memory to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 N. Randolph St. Arlington, VA 22203.

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May 7, 2021
Uncle Ray was the best uncle ever! We shall miss him. Sorry we were not able to be there for his funeral. Please stay safe and well.
Bob Caine
May 6, 2021
Brian and the Caine family, sorry to hear about the passing of your dad God Bless, Jim Montagna
Jim Montagna
May 6, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Brian, Ingrid and the Caine family in the loss of your dad. We know the memories of your dad will keep his Spirit alive in all of you. Thinking of you all in Prayer and we are so sorry for your loss. Sincere Sympany, Patti and George Stevens
Patti and George Stevens
May 4, 2021
To the Caine Family,
We are sorry for the loss of your loved one.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Blessings from,
The Shaw family
Sixteen Acres
Shaw Family
May 4, 2021
To all of the Caine family....Dennis and I were deeply saddened when we learned of the passing of your dad. He was such a special man, and we often thought of he and your mom as the patriarch and matriarch of the neighborhood. We are praying for God to give you all peace and strength during this sad time. He is now enjoying the Fruits of Gods love and glory with your mom..May he rest in Peace..
Joanne LaFleche
May 4, 2021
Brian and family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Patricia (Jandreau) Ahern
May 3, 2021
To Brian, Pat,Chris,Jen & Marty,
First I would like to offer my most
sincere condolences on Mr.Caine's
passing. To you he was your Dad
of course, but to me he was Mr. Caine.
Why because he told me this when I was 7 or 8 yrs old. Not Marty's dad or Patrick.
Mr. Caine. He was an intelligent man who
He served with distinction. Mr& Mrs. Caine provided a strong upbringing for their 5 children.
In a moments notice without hesitation I would stand by every single one of them
and be proud to do it. I am very sorry but I will be unable to attend the services. May God Bless You!
Rest in Peace Sir.
(The Lest We Forget)
Mark McCarthy
May 3, 2021
our deepest sympathy on your loss
Roger and Roy
May 3, 2021
Jennifer, Patrick and beloved family, please accept my sympathies and deepest condolences in the loss of your dad and loved one. Be confident that he rests in the arms of our lord and savior, Jesus Christ and is re-joined with his loving wife Annie. Together they are resting in peace and the comfort of their risen savior. We celebrate their life and the gifts they have left us in our hearts. God's peace and love,Carla
carla l. metzler
May 3, 2021
My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones. 1st Thessalonians 4:13 & 14 .
S Chambers
May 3, 2021
Brian, Pat, Chris, Jen, Marty and families, Our sincere condolences.
Patti, Ron and family
Patricia Wanat-Allard
May 3, 2021
We are very sorry for your loss,
John and Rosanne Mastrangelo
May 2, 2021
Jennifer, sorry for your loss.
Stuart Shapiro R.Ph.
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