Northborough – Julie A. (Slade) McCabe, 77, of Northborough and Alfred, ME, passed away Sept. 2, 2013 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester after complications from an auto accident. She had also been bravely battling pancreatic cancer.
She leaves her devoted husband of 43 years, Charles W. McCabe; her two sons, Jeffrey Lassell and his wife Ann of Duluth, GA, and Jac Lassell and his wife Nina of Sturbridge; her daughter, Cynthia Merchant of Northborough; two granddaughters, Jaime Merchant and Kristen Merchant; four great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Heather Moran and Jeanne Silvous, and their families; a sister, Marguerite Fitzgerald of Wales, ME; a brother, Frank Slade of Augusta, ME; and many nieces and nephews.
Julie was born and raised in East Natick, daughter of the late Frank and Helmi (Malmberg) Slade. She graduated from the University of Maine – Farmington with a B.A. degree in education. She was a Special Education teacher for many years until her retirement in 1995.
She loved the beach and spending her time being on the water. Family meant everything to Julie. She also dedicated her time to organizing family reunions and East Natick High School class reunions.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m., in the Birchwood Community Center, 43 Deacon St., Northborough. Hays Funeral Home of Northborough is assisting the McCabe family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.