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Richard Morris Cassady

March 1, 1934 ~ June 5, 2020 (age 86)


Whitefield, NH, and formerly Lyndonville, VT: Richard Morris “Dick”  Cassady, age 86, of Birch Bend in Whitefield, NH, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Friday evening, June 5, 2020.  He had resided there since 2018.

Dick was born on March 1, 1934, in Waterford, VT, son to the late David Herbert and Marjorie B. (Gray) Cassady. He grew up in Waterford and Lyndonville graduating from Lyndon Institute with the Class of 1954.  He joined the U.S. Army and traveled throughout the world.  He continued in the U.S. Army Reserves working in aircraft maintenance throughout those years and retiring after 20 years in 1977. He married Claire Susan Desbiens on February 27, 1960 and shared 60 years together.  They were faithful members of St. Elizabeth’s in Lyndonville;  Dick was a life member of the American Legion Post 30 of Lyndon and the VFW Post 10038 of Lyndonville.  He enjoyed wood carving and hunting in his spare time.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Claire, of Whitefield, NH, 3 children: Allan Cassady and wife, Pamela, of Monument, CO, David and wife, Lisa, of Glendale, AZ, Karen Sourgiadakis, and husband, Demetrios, of St. Johnsbury, his sister: Ruth Wheeler of Lyndonville,  9 grandchildren: Mark Cassady, Megan (Ryan) Sheiber, Krista Enderson, Ashley (Josh) Cleland, Danielle Cassady, David Cassady, Derek Cassady, Mihail Sourgiadakis, Xpistos Sourgiadakis, 3 great-grandchildren: Elena & Sophia Cassady and James Sheiber and many nieces and nephews.

Dick was predeceased by his daughter: Doreen Joslyn, siblings: Wendell “Jack” Cassady, Lawrence “Larry” Cassady, David Wayne Cassady, Eleanor Peck, and Elwin Cassady and Rita Miller.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Fr. Karl Hahr at 11AM on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at the St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church on Hill Street in Lyndonville with burial to follow at the Lyndon Center Cemetery.  Military Honors to recognize his years of service will be observed at the committal.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial donations may be made to  the North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency, 536 Cottage Street in Littleton, NH 03561.

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Mass of Christian Burial
June 10, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
630 Hill Street
Lyndonville, VT 05851

Interment following funeral service
June 10, 2020

Lyndon Center Cemetery
Heaven's Lane
Lyndonville, VT 05851


North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency
536 Cottage Street, Littleton NH 03561

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