Beverly, MA — George W. Casey Jr., 86, beloved husband of Louise (Carbone) Casey of Beverly, passed away after a brief illness on Friday May 10, 2013, at Beverly Hospital.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late George W. Casey, Sr. and Lillie (Bernson) Levasseur, step-son of Paul Levasseur Sr. He was educated in the Salem Public School system until 1943 when he joined the U. S. Navy and served on the Destroyer Escort USS Chaffee in the South Pacific during World War II and later served on the USS Sabine until he was honorable discharged in 1947. After the war, he was employed by General Electric in Lynn as a machinist and then held the position of contract administrator until his retirement in 1986.
George loved to spend time with his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed fishing, photography, and woodworking. He was a member of VFW Post 545 of Beverly and served as a past commander and was very active and proud to be involved in their annual “Poppy Flower Sale” drive where he would sit out at a local business to sell those “Poppy Flowers”.
In addition to his wife of 63 years, George is survived by one son, Mark Casey and his wife, Debra of Beverly; four daughters, Patricia Brindle and her husband, Jim, Kristine Casey all of Beverly, Louise Nelligan and her husband, Richard of Raynham, and Kathleen Pinciaro and her husband, Rick of Merrimac. He is also survived by his five siblings, Paul Alan Levasseur Jr., Gordon Levasseur, Sharon Clarke of New Hampshire, Karen Davis of Danvers, and Mary Lou Birdwell of Indiana; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer Nickerson, Shannon Giaquinto, Melissa Casey, Jessica DeBettencourt, Sherry Brindle, Diane Breitenstein, Kimberly Gentile, John Sutherland, Christina and Juliana Pinciaro. He is also the proud PaPa of 11 great grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held at the Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., North Beverly, Friday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Central Cemetery, Beverly. Contributions may be made in his memory to The Plummer Home for Boys, 37 Winter Island Rd., Salem, MA, 01970; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA, 02472. For information, directions or condolences, visit www.campbellfuneral.com.