Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Margaret Ann Cassidy

Margaret Ann Cassidy died peacefully in her sleep in her Hailey home in the early morning hours of June 15, 2009. Margaret—or Marge as she preferred to be addressed by her friends—was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Omaha, Neb. She was the fourth child born to an Irish Catholic family made up of one son and six daughters.

Marge is survived by her sister, Eileen Tillery of California, and by her sisters-in-law, Marie Skallberg of Las Vegas and Annie Pogge of California. Marge has two sons, Kevin Patrick Cassidy of Hailey, and Sean Michael (Karen) Cassidy of Thornton, Colo. She also has seven grandchildren, Zoe Brooke Paul of Nampa, Idaho, Keanan Joseph Cassidy of Hailey, Liam Gerard Cassidy, Kendal Alaine Cassidy, Logan Quinn Cassidy, Finn Padraic Cassidy and Shea Marie Cassidy, all of Thornton, Colo. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Dean Patrick Paul and Naomi Jo Paul, both of Nampa, Idaho. Marge was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jerry, on Nov. 29, 2002.

Marge worked for over 40 years as a manager of high-end women's shoe salons, selling only the highest quality women's footwear. In this way she supplemented the family income so her boys could attend private Catholic grade schools, a Jesuit prep school and high-end universities.

Marge was generous to a fault. On holidays and special occasions the doors were open to all, and much good food and fine drink were shared by all. The joyous tones of these feasts were set by her generous heart and high spirits.

Please come and celebrate Marge's life. There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Hailey. A memorial mass will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 26, also at St. Charles Catholic Church. Friends and family are welcome to a reception following the mass at St. Charles Hall.

Arrangements are under the care of Wood River Chapel. The guest book is available at

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