James W. Casey, 83, of Methuen, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 7, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. Born in Lawrence on December 25, 1934, he was the son of the late John J. and Mary T. (McCarthy) Casey.
He attended Lawrence schools and graduated from Central Catholic in 1953 and would later earn a bachelor’s degree from Marist College. James was employed as a security analyst with the IRS in Andover and retired in 1989 with over thirty years of service. He was then hired by the NESC Federal Credit where he remained for seventeen years until retiring in 2007. He was recognized in his profession for outstanding service and was the Vice Chairman of Heritage Height Association.
James was a member of the Federal Retiree Association and the A.S.R.A. He was dedicated to working with his church community at Saint Lucy Parish in Methuen and was a man of deep faith who enjoyed his life. He will be dearly missed by family and friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Marie Riley; and brothers, Cornelius (Neil) Casey and John Raymond Casey.
James is survived by his brothers, Andrew J. Casey of Merritt Island, FL and his twin brother, Joseph Casey of Woodbridge, VA. He also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, and many dear friends including long-time friend, Sean Dugan.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 5 – 7 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. A mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, February 15th at 11:00 AM at St. Lucy Parish, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen. Burial will take place at Saint Mary-Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.
Charitable donations may be made to:
Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown MD 21741-5018