• Francis Casey
    October 25,2012
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    Francis Casey

    PITTSFORD — Francis Casey completed the circle and joined his earthly family in heaven on October 23rd, 2012.

    Born in Holden, Vermont, on October 9, 1915, to James and Julie (Duffy) Casey, he lived on the family farm until age 15 at which time he moved to the home in Pittsford.

    Francis was a World War II U.S. Army veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps 573rd Aircraft Warning Battalion, serving in the European Theater of Operations.

    He was a lifelong member of St. Alphonsus Church.

    He was employed by White Pigment Corp. and Howe Richardson Scale Co., retiring after 36 years in 1981.

    He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Moose Club and Proctor-Pittsford Country Club, being a four-time club champion.

    He is survived by one daughter, Carole (Al) Zakrzewski of Center Rutland; two grandchildren, Michael Zakrzewski of Rutland and Cheryl (Al) Foice of Essex; two great-grandchildren, Nathan and Nicole Foice of Essex; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

    He was predeceased by his wife, Frances (Gilmore) Casey, in 2000; and by three brothers, Jerome, James and Robert; and by five sisters, Margaret (Premo) Ratti, Louise (Art) Hayward, Maryann (Phil) Halpin, Kathryn (Edwin) Howes and Helen Casey.

    Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church in Pittsford. Officiating will be Rev. Richard Cawley, pastor.

    Burial will follow in St. Alphonsus Cemetery.

    A reception will follow.

    Arrangements are under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.

    Contributions may be made to Proctor-Pittsford Youth Golf Program or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, c/o Clifford Funeral Home, 2 Washington St., Rutland, VT 05701.
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