Catherine M. Casey, 58, of Shrewsbury


Catherine M. CaseyShrewsbury – Catherine M. “Cathy” (McGinnis) Casey, 58, of Shrewsbury, passed Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 in the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence in Worcester, surrounded by her loving family.

Catherine was born in Worcester and raised in Shrewsbury, one of 10 children of John A. and Mary C. (Mahan) McGinnis. She graduated from St. Peter Marian High School in 1977 and later attended Framingham State University.

Cathy spent most of working career in the Healthcare Profession. First, for the family business, that was started by her mother, McGinnis Healthcare, followed by five dedicated years for Spectrum Healthcare and finishing her career with Cape Cod Hospital.

When Cathy was not found at work, you could find her with her large Irish family who meant so much to her or at her other favorite places on this planet, the beaches of Long Boat Key in Florida and the sandy beaches along beautiful Cape Cod.

Cathy leaves behind her best friend and loving husband of 17 years, Kevin C. Casey; her children, Paul “Alex” Alward, Matthew C. Casey and his wife, Lauren, Patrick M. Casey and his wife, Briana, and Elizabeth K. Casey; two grandchildren, Genevieve and Alana; her father, John A. “Jack” McGinnis Sr.; nine siblings, John A. “Jack” McGinnis, Jr. and his wife, Gayle, William C. McGinnis and his wif Diane, Paul E. McGinnis and his wif Faith, Elizabeth McGinnis, Michael R. McGinnis and his wif Lisa, Maryann McGinnis Carroll and her husband, Sean, Patricia A. McGinnis Firlotte, Ann M. McGinnis, and Daniel J. McGinnis; several nieces, nephews; and her mother-in-law, Nell E. Casey. She was predeceased by her mother, Mary C. (Mahan) McGinnis, who died in 2011, and her father-in-law, John M. Casey, who died in 2016.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Cathy’s family Monday, Dec. 4, from 3-7 p.m., in the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. Her funeral will be Tuesday, Dec. 5 from the funeral home, with a funeral Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. in Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. Burial will follow in Saint John’s Cemetery, Worcester.

Friends who wish to honor Cathy’s memory may contribute to the VNA Care Hospice, Rose Monahan Residence, 10 Judith Rd., Worcester MA 01602 or to Saint Mary Church, 20 Summer St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545.