November 28, 1950 - February 1, 2022
Thomas F. Cassidy Jr let go of his wife’s hand to pass into the arms of the Lord on February 1, 2022 at Albany Medical Center after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born to Thomas Sr., and Faire (Marshall) Cassidy on November 28, 1950. Raised in Albany, he attended Cardinal McCloskey High School, where he excelled in sports and grew a love of literature. He studied at the Sorbonne in Paris France and then transferred to the University of Notre Dame, graduating in 1976. He returned home to Albany and taught English at Albany High School and also coached the JV football team. He went on to travel the world in the hospitality business working in Hawaii, Scotland, and Nantucket, and his favorite the Wellfleet Beachcomber, to name a few of his top spots. He returned to Albany again to re-establish his painting contracting business, before dedicating his time to be a stay-at-home parent. Tom married Nancy E. Carey on July 9, 1994 on beautiful Shelter Island NY, where they often returned for vacation and holidays. They raised two children, Thomas Hugh and Elizabeth Faire. Tom’s family was his greatest pride and blessing. Whether he was rooting for Thomas at a sporting event, cheering for Elizabeth on stage, or supporting Nancy in her career, he was a proud father, husband and friend. He is survived by his wife and children, as well as his sisters Jill (late Tim) Leonard, Maureen (Gerry Kluft), and his brother Michael (Janet). He was predeceased by his brother William and sister Margaret Levine. He is also survived by his nephews Colin (Nicole) and Kevin Cassidy, David Perfield (Lisa) and niece Jill Anelli. Tom was a great friend and companion to his late father in law, Governor Hugh L. Carey, and is also survived by many Carey in-laws, nieces and nephews. Tom volunteered with many regional non-profit organizations. During his children’s school years, he was a member of the Albany Academy Parents Association. He spent many years as a children’s advocate in Family Court as a volunteer with CASA. As a lifelong Catholic, he was a Eucharistic Minister at the Parish of Mater Christi. He was especially dedicated to the Center for Disability Services. He served on their board of directors and chaired their commercial services division, working closely with the printing division, which employed many members of the disabled community, as well as the transportation division. He was so engaged with the Center that they named the transportation building in his honor in 2019. Tom was a lifelong member of Wolferts Roost County Club. Those who knew Tom were well aware of his passion for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, his love of a great story, and his Irish heritage. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Tom’s family Sunday, February 6, 2022 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at St. Pius X Church, Loudonville, NY. Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Funeral services Monday, February 7, 2022 at 11:30 am at St. Pius X Church where his Funeral Mass will be concelebrated. Please only enter the church from the front doorway; church ambassadors will be available to help with seating and questions; the two sides of Church are available where social distancing will be required; and please attempt to arrive 15 minutes before. Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. The Mass can be viewed at https://www.stpiusxloudonville.org/new-live-videos/ The Rite of Committal will be held at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY immediately following the Mass To leave a special message for the family please visit www.McveighFuneralHome.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Center for Disability Services, 319 Manning Boulevard, Albany NY 12208.
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