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John W. Cassidy

February 16, 1966 ~ September 30, 2022 (age 56)

Tribute

John W. Cassidy, 56, of Woodbridge passed away suddenly on Friday, September 30, 2022.  Beloved husband of Susan (Schoonover) Cassidy, he was the son of the late John Joseph Cassidy and the late Frances (Farrell) Cassidy Macallister.   He is survived by his five children Nicole Cassidy (Ellie), Delaney D’Ademo (Tommy), Matthew Cassidy, Jack Cassidy, and Samuel Cassidy.  

Born in Long Island, his family moved to Milford when he was four.  The youngest of five siblings, he excelled at sports, captaining the Football and Wrestling teams at Foran High School, later going on to coach there.

While sports were the love of his youth, acting became the passion of his adult years.  Seen on stage at many local theaters, a few of his favorite productions included “The Lion in Winter”, “Last Train to Nibroc”, “Arsenic and Old Lace”, “All My Sons”, and “The Seafarer”.

All that being said, neither sports nor theater could compete with being a dad. His family meant everything. The greatest joy in his life was spending time with his wife and children playing games, watching movies, going for a drive, or just being silly. A notorious joker, more than one hapless niece, nephew, son or daughter ended up in the nearest pool unexpectedly.

He also leaves behind two brothers,  Michael Cassidy and Colin Cassidy (Kim), two sisters  Margaret Mary Haire (Tim), Joanne Barrett (Wynne), and numerous nieces and nephews who always found a willing playmate in their Uncle John.  The list of friends and colleagues for whom his loss will be deeply felt is extensive, and his impact profound.

Friends and family may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6th at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT. There will also be a funeral service at Orange Congregational Church at 205 Meetinghouse Lane, Orange CT on Saturday, October 8th at 11:00 a.m..

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to the Orange Congregational Church Scholarship Fund. 

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Thursday
October 6, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cody-White Funeral Home
107 N. Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Orange Congregational Church
205 Meetinghouse Lane
Orange, CT 06477

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