Margaret A. Casey, of Howard Street in Mexico, died April 9, 2007 at Rumford Hospital.
Margaret Ellen Anderson was born on July 9, 1929 to Aaron and Ellen Anderson. Margaret was an older sister to Alice and Barbara, who both survive her.
She graduated from Mexico High School as Valedictorian in 1947. She was an Honorary Daughter of the American Revolution, Class President, voted “Class Model,” and involved with so many other activities they can’t all be listed.
Margaret worked at the New England Telephone Company after high school.
Margaret was married to Daniel Casey on July 5, 1948. They moved to Mexico and started their family. She had three sons, Stephen, David and Richard.
Margaret enjoyed spending summers at Webb Lake with her husband, children, parents and sisters’ families. It is a tradition that still continues. Margaret was an avid reader, continued to educate herself throughout her life, and loved to see her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren enjoy success. Margaret was dedicated to education, but even more so to her family. Margaret was willing to make personal sacrifice over her own comfort to open and advance educational opportunity for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was the rock and will be dearly missed.
Margaret is survived by Daniel, her husband of 58 years. She is also survived by sons Stephen and his wife Janice, and Richard and his wife Jeanette. She followed her beloved son David, who went to be with the Lord before her. Margaret’s grandchildren are Ryan, Angelina, Aindrea, Melissa, Peter, Paul, and Rebecca. Her great-grandchildren are Emma, Ethan, Kendra and Gabriel. Margaret also had many nieces, nephews and cousins who were a joyful part of her life.
Margaret’s family would like to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Thibodeau (of CMMC) and all the Doctors, Nurses and Staff who cared for her over the course of the last eight years. The dedication and loving care of the staff at Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Central Maine Medical Center, Rumford Hospital and Swift River Clinic will always be appreciated. Margaret waged a well-fought battle with cancer for the last seven years of her life, not for herself, but for her family. Margaret used her time to be with her family and play an active role in life. Margaret did not let her health get in the way of her relationships with her family.
In lieu of flowers Margaret’s family requests that donations be made to The Margaret Anderson Casey Scholarship Fund C/O Ryan Casey Mountain Valley Middle School 58 Highland Terrace Mexico, Maine 04257.