Shrewsbury – Ethel J. (Marshall) Casey, 90, longtime Shrewsbury resident, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, with family by her side, after a period of declining health. Her husband, William J. “Bill” Casey, passed away in 2001
Ethel was born in Norfolk, England, one of nine children of Frank and Florence (Hooper) Marshall. She grew up and was educated in England. During World War II, she met a young U.S. Soldier, William J. “Bill” Casey. In 1947, they married, and Ethel moved with her new husband to Shrewsbury to raise their family. Ethel and William after retirement lived for a brief 15 years in Auburn before she moved back to Shrewsbury in 2001, where she has lived ever since.
She worked for a period of time as an assembler the former G.E. Telecron Company before retiring.
Ethel is survived by her two devoted sons, Michael L. Casey and his wife Mary Rose of Shrewsbury and William Casey Jr. of Worcester; four grandchildren she cherished, Christopher, Lesley, Kevin, and Sara; a great-granddaughter Emily; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family
Ethel was a simple woman who cherished her family, her cups of English tea, arts, crafts, the environment, and especially her cat, Sheba.
Funeral services and burial next to her husband in Mountain View Cemetery are private. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave., Shrewsbury, MA 01545. The Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel of Worcester assisted the family with arrangements.