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Eileen M. Casey
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Birth: Dec. 21, 1922
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 2013
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA

CASEY EILEEN M. CASEY (Age 90) Of Bowie, MD, died at home March 21, 2013. Mrs. Casey was in excellent health until the past few weeks, when she was diagnosed with an untreatable abdominal tumor. While in hospice care at home, she was at peace and, until the last few days, happily received many visitors. The love, laughter, reminiscences and flowers visitors brought brightened her days. She told her share of stories and slipped in the occasional wisecrack. Over the years, Mrs. Casey had been a founding member of a food co-op through which many area families for years purchased food wholesale. She had led a Bluebird troop, cooked dishes for the Washington, DC soup kitchen, So Others Might Eat, volunteered there and at The House on the Hill, a program at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Bowie which provides clothing and household goods for needy persons, and was a member of the parish Sodality. Always artistic, Mrs. Casey had until recent years painted, done a little decoupage and been a prolific ceramist. She showed her ceramic work at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium. At Christmas, her ceramic Nativity set is displayed in the historical chapel at Sacred Heart. Not for nothing did her late husband of 62 years, Eugene H. Casey, call her Gypsy. Quite the traveler, once she had gone on a pilgrimage to the Virgin Mary site in Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the overseas travel bug had her for many years. She went on several more trips to Europe and once to Israel. She was a soprano in the Bowie Senior Chorale 2010-11. Eileen was born at home in Brooklyn, NY, December 26, 1922. Her father, William J. Quigley, worked in labor relations for Western Union, where he met Ann R. Mulcahy. The two married and when Eileen was 2 years old moved with her and her 7-year-old brother, William Jr. to Mineola, NY, where Eileen grew up. She graduated from St. Dominic's High School in Oyster Bay, NY in 1941 and from St. Joseph's College for Women in Brooklyn with a B.A. in child study in 1945. After college, she worked at Bethlehem Day Nursery in New York, a private nursery school and kindergarten near the United Nations that served children from many countries. While in college, Eileen became engaged to Eugene, of Brooklyn, who was serving in the U.S. Marines. The two had met through friends when they were in their mid-teens. They were married December 28, 1946 and lived on Long Island while Eugene worked as a printer for Newsday. Their first nine children were born during that time. The family moved to Maryland when Eugene went to work for the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington, DC. In 1962, the couple bought a house in the new Levitt development of Belair at Bowie. The family grew by five more children. When the youngest children were all in school, Eileen and Eugene bought a travel trailer and camped with them and their oldest grandchild - with an occasional older son or daughter coming along - up and down the East Coast of the U.S. and Canada. Eugene died in 2009, just about three months short of their 63rd wedding anniversary. Eileen was also predeceased by her brother, the couple's son-in-law, Gary Baumann and their grandson, Michael. Survivors are two sisters-in-law, Louise O'Callaghan of Brooklyn, NY and Virginia Casey of Westbury, NY; the 14 children, 26 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. They are daughter, Kathleen of Charles Town, WV; daughter, Colleen and husband, Douglas Pattison and their son, Romney of Pasadena, MD; son, Sean and Julia, his children, Andreas, Sinead, Elijah and Georgia, and Andreas' wife Brandi and their children Abbrianna, Brayleigh and Broccan, all of Cairo, GA; daughter, Deirdre Chapman and Paul of Fort Ashby, WV, Deirdre's son, Matthew Briggs of Crofton, MD; their son, Paul Jr. and his daughter, Sophia and their daughter, Jillian, all of Gambrills, MD; son, Terence and Paula and their daughters, Emily and Meredith of Bowie; son, Rory and Joyce of Davidsonville, MD, their son, Daniel, his wife, Allison and their sons, Aiden and Declan of Arnold, MD; son, Kevin and Mary Elizabeth of Washington, DC and Kevin's daughter, Marlaina of Amman, Jordan. Kevin's son, Michael, died in 2010; son, Michael and Pamela and their son, Taylor, his wife, Dana and their children, Riley and TJ, all of Davidsonville, their daughter Erin and her husband, Richard of Millersville, MD, their son, Marshall of Charlottesville, VA and his fiancée, Sarah Robinson of Sykesville, MD and their daughter, Shannon of Edgewater, MD; son, Patrick and Stephanie of Bowie, their sons, Jeffrey and Christopher and his daughter, Jocelyn, all of Crofton; daughter, Ann Baumann of Berlin, MD, her son, Zachary Flynn of Deland, FL and her daughter, Elizabeth of Baltimore, MD; daughter, Jeanine and Steven Frizalone of Mitchellville, MD; daughter, Eileen LaPlanche and David, their daughter, Casey and her fiancé, Patrick Cassidy, their son, Travis and his son, Saige, all of Pasadena; son, Eugene and Lori and their son, Eugene IV of Centreville, MD; daughter, Siobhan and her sons, Kenneth Jr., Nicholas and Joseph Gary of Edgewater. Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Rd., Bowie, MD 20715; (301) 464-8836. Friends may call at the funeral home 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday April 5. A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday April 6 at Sacred Heart Church. A guest book has been set up at Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401; (410) 987-2003. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401; (410) 987-2003.

Published in The Washington Post on March 24, 2013 
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  Eugene Horton Casey (1922 - 2009)
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
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Record added: Mar 24, 2013
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Eileen M. Casey
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