Gerald P. Casey, 88, of Gardner, died peacefully Monday, May 17, 2021, in Wachusett Manor, Gardner, with his family by his side following an illness.
Born in Gardner on May 23, 1932, he was the son of the late Paul J. and Flora A. (Cormier) Casey. He graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1950.
Gerald dedicated his life to serving his country both as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service from which he retired in 1994, but also as a member of its Armed Services. Gerald served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard from 1949 to 1954, then from 1973 to 1974 and lastly from 1977 to 1992. He also served in the United States Marine Corps from 1954 to 1957 and in the United States Air Force from 1957 to 1968 and in its Reserve Component from 1974 to 1977. For his military service Gerald received the Air Force Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with a Bar, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Small Arms Award, Vietnam Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Achievement Award, 8-year Serve Stateside Award, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
Gerald was a parishioner of the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Church of Gardner, and a parishioner of Annunciation Parish of Gardner. He was a member of Ovila Case VFW Post 905 of Gardner, where he was part of its Honor Guard.
Gerald is survived by his wife of 61-years Angela (Diatellive) Casey of Gardner; four daughters, Brenda M. Casey and her companion Scott Mclauchlan of Athol, Trina A. Bisbee and her husband Philip of Athol, Diane M. Casey of Gardner, and Dawn A. Rahaim and her husband Daniel of Athol; a sister Janice Cormier of Gardner, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his grandson, Shawn Bisbee, who died in 1999; and sister, Lorraine A. Whipple.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, May 24, 2021, from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA.
Calling Hours will be held Monday, May 24, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, 268 Central Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Gerald P. Casey.