Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Cassidy, a longtime resident of Stony Brook, died peacefully at the Long Island State Veterans Home on August 14th at the age of 94. Betty shared her love and wisdom generously with her family, friends, neighbors, and especially with her late husband Hugh (Joe) Cassidy. Betty first met Joe in kindergarten at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn and they remained friends until Joe enlisted in the Coast Guard at age seventeen to serve his country during World War II. Betty was a tireless volunteer who always tried to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives. She helped to bring Meals on Wheels to the Three Village community, she served for many years on the Board of Directors of Stony Brook Hospital’s auxiliary and Betty volunteered at the Long Island State Veterans Home with her husband Joe from the day it opened on the Stony Brook University campus. Betty was a devoted Eucharistic Minister who practiced Christianity at Saint James Roman Catholic Church in Setauket. Betty started each morning praying that her day would be filled with “peace, joy, patience and love.” For those who loved Betty, we know that her prayers were granted uninterrupted for more than 94 years. Beloved by Joe, her adoring husband for more than 63 years, Betty was the loving mother of Hugh, Thomas, John and Joseph, daughters-in-laws Suzanne, Lee and Claudia, cherished grandmother of ten and great-grandmother of nine. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Long Island State Veterans Home.
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Long Island State Veterans Home
100 Patriots Road, Stony Brook NY 11790