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June 30, 1922-Nov. 27, 2018

Marie M. Cassidy passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at her residence, the oldest child of Thomas ”Tity” and May (Boynan) Mulcahy was born June 30, 1922. She attended St. Mary’s Grade School and graduated from Girls Central High School in 1940. On Dec. 6, 1943, she married Peter E. Cassidy in St. Mary’s Church. They were the devoted parents of four children, Patty, Tom, Peter and Chris.

During World War II, Marie worked for Works Project Administration in Butte transferring to Seattle in 1942. Returning to Butte she worked at the Domestic Manganese Plant until 1945. In 1967, she went to work for the U.S. Forest Service and retired in December 1989.

She is survived by children, Tom, Chris (friend DeeDee Davidson) and Peter (daughter-in-law and friend, Joanie); grandchildren, Jeff Kreyssler (friend Halli Perala), Josh (Jessica) Kreyssler and their children Lydia and Patrick John and Molly Kreyssler Peterson (Steve) and children Riley and Carter. Siblings and their spouses — Rich (Jean) Mulcahy, Alice MacMillan, Betty Jo Houchin, Colleen (Don) Griffith, Marty (Kay) Mulcahy, and Eileen (Brian) Tierney; sisters-in-law, Danette Mulcahy, Jo Mulcahy, and Diane Mulcahy; step-grandchildren, Steve (Jacqueline, Jori and Jaron) Johnson and Mark (Sheila, Abigail and Mickey) Johnson. Marie is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse Peter in 1981 and daughter Patty in 2006; brothers; Patrick, Thomas, Maurice, Billy and Mickey; sister, Cass Rosich; and brothers-in-law, Bob MacMillan and Ed Rosich.

“I know that I was loved and blessed during my time here. Anything I have accomplished was through the blessings God bestowed upon me, wonderful parents, a husband with a keen sense of humor, a love for travel and a love of my family … on top of that he could dance ... I was blessed with grandparents who were brave and courageous enough to flee the tyranny in Ireland and settle in a free, wonderful country. I was blessed with dedicated teachers, nuns and priests, all taken for granted. I was lucky enough to have children who became my friends, I enjoyed every minute I stayed home to raise you.

Those wonderful things called GRANDCHILDREN I was blessed with three ... my pride and joy. Then came GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN … beautiful, smart, enjoyable … I love all of them so much.

To my brothers and sisters my love forever, and wasn’t our parents smart to have so many kids, (at the time I didn’t think so) we learned to share, to laugh, to entertain ourselves without money. We lived in a little house, then two houses, full of love, enough for all our friends … we were never lonely, and we had parents who loved and thanked God, which is what I want to do now for all of you.”

The family would express a sincere “thank you” to Frontier Home Health and Hospice, especially Michelle for the support and services during this past year.

The family would respectfully ask that friends and family honor Marie’s request not to post her life to Facebook, create collages or provide speeches.

Friends may call on Monday after 10 a.m. in St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Rite of Committal will follow in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the memorials are suggested to St. Ann’s Catholic Church, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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