Aldis B. Cauley
1943 - 2021
BORN
1943
DIED
2021
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Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home
2049 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA
Aldis “Al” Bernard Cauley, 77, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2021. Born July 28, 1943, in Holyoke, MA to the late Emmett and Mary (Blaisdell) Cauley. He was a lifelong resident of Holyoke, where he attended and graduated from St. Jerome’s High School. After high school, Al served four years in the United States Navy and was stationed on the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. WASP. During his time on the WASP, the crew was responsible for the deep sea capsule recovery of the Gemini IV. Upon leaving the Navy, Al attended American International College, where he earned degrees in Political Science and History, as well as a master’s degree and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Administration. He began his teaching career in South Hadley and after four years became principal there. In 1990, he became principal at East Street School in Ludlow where he stayed until his retirement. In Ludlow, faculty and staff described him as a “champion for all children, and a visionary educational leader.” Throughout his life, Al was very active as he spent his time skiing, bicycling, kayaking, swimming and spending his summers at Cape Cod with his family. He also enjoyed traveling, reading and drawing/painting. Al is survived by his wife of 53 years, Celia (Zatoon) Cauley, his two sons, Brian Cauley and his wife, Erin, of West Springfield, Scott Cauley and his wife Lauren, of Danvers, MA, as well as his four grandchildren, Nora, Brenna, Abby, and Ethan. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 23rd at 11 am in the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 22nd from 4 to 7 pm, and on Friday morning from 10 to 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104; or Massachusetts General Hospital: Bone Marrow Transplant Program, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114.

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Published by The Republican from Jul. 20 to Jul. 21, 2021.
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To our classmate, Celia Zatoon, and to her family, her classmates from the Holyoke High School (HHS 1962) Reunion Committee, offer our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies regarding the passing of her husband, Al Cauley. We also recognize his service to our country, as well as that to the education of our children throughout the years. We salute him for both. Paul A. Bergeron (USN) and (USAF), SMSgt. Retired.
Paul A. Bergeron
School
July 22, 2021
I remember him from his work in the South Hadley schools when I was a young kid in the 80s. He was always kind, warm and fair--what all of us needed the most in those formative years. Sending my thoughts and thanks to his family.
Chris Hart
School
July 21, 2021
Being an elementary school principal, one quality that was exceptionally important to Al was to be accessible to everyone. So it was quite common to hear him paged on the school PA system, several times daily- "Mr. Cauley call the office." Early one fall day Al was making his morning rounds visiting classrooms, helping to orientate his students. He popped into a kindergarten classroom where the children were engaged in "morning meeting". Noticing him, the teacher turned to the children and asked, "Does anyone know who this gentlemen is?" A little boy raised his hand and said, "He´s the principal." Proudly smiling, the teacher said, "YES! And do you know his name?" This five year old thought a moment, then straightened up his back and replied, "Mr. Cauley-call-the-office!" We smile with gentle remembrances, knowing that Al was so many things to so many of us. No problem was too big or too small. He was there for us all. We thank you Mr. Cauley for all that you have taught us and shared with us. You have touched more lives than you will ever know. And you are loved by all! Jon & Judi Rodgers
Jon & Judi Rodgers
School
July 21, 2021
I am sorry for your loss. If I am not mistaken...I believe that I was taught by Mr. Cauley in Carew Street School back in the 70's. He was a mild mellow fellow and I enjoyed his classes.
Debbie Belisle Talbot
July 21, 2021
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