James Henry Cassidy

Born: Mon., Jun. 28, 1948
Died: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

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James Henry Cassidy, age 71, died Saturday, December 14, 2019, at his home in Bridgewater.


Mr. Cassidy was born in New Britain, CT, on June 28, 1948. He was the son of Charles and Emily (Metcalf) Cassidy. He grew up in Grand Isle where he received his early education and graduated from Grand Isle high school, class of 1966. Following graduation, he joined the United States Navy and served a tour of duty in Vietnam, as a River Rat on a Swift Boat in the Mekong Delta. After his honorable discharge he returned to civilian life and began his working career as a Diesel Mechanic. He had worked as a Diesel Mechanic for the U. S. Navy as a civilian employee. He had also done pipeline work in Alaska, both as a mechanic and a welder. He had lived on Andros Island in Bermuda where he plied his trade. He had also worked for J.P. Noonan Trucking and Markowski’s Construction. He was also a licensed Commercial Fisherman. Most recently he had owned and operated the Hilltop Tavern in Pittsford for 13 years, where he had held many benefits and fund raisers for area residents. He had been a member of the Pittsford Lions Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He belonged to American Legion Post #31 in Rutland.


He is survived by his wife; Charlotte (Cummings) Cassidy of Bridgewater; whom he married in Florence on July 17, 1999; one son; Daniel Cassidy of Manchester, NH, a step-son; Robert Mitchell of Hubbardton and a step-daughter; Scharene Maynard of Orwell, two brothers; Frank Cassidy of Grand Isle and Charles Cassidy of Spring Branch, TX, two sisters; Tara Cassidy of Grand Isle and Karen Cassidy of Texas. A grandson, 6 step-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother; Antonio Cassidy and his first wife; Cynthia Ann Cassidy, who was killed in an automobile accident in Randolph in 1987.


A private graveside committal service and burial; with Military Honors; will take place, at a later date, in Bridgewater Hill Cemetery.


Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; The Veterans Administration Hospital, for Agent Orange Study, North Hartland Road, White River Jct, VT 05009.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.


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