Rosemary E. Cassidy, 94 , of Washington, passed away on August 22, 2021. Mrs. Cassidy, daughter of the late Robert Aholt and his wife Frances nee Struckhoff, was born on April 27, 1927 in Washington. She received her education from St. Francis Borgia High School. On May 25, 1964, she was united in marriage to Hugh G. Cassidy at the All Saints chapel in the New Cathedral in St. Louis.
Mrs. Cassidy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hugh G. Cassidy; sister, Mildred Monzyk; brother-in-law, Stanley Beuke and sister-in-law, June Valenti.
Those who remain to cherish Rosemary’s memory include two daughters, Mary “Dudie” Beffa and husband David and June Marie “Re-Re” Noelke and husband Mike; sister, Roberta “Bobbie” Beuke of Washington; grandchildren, Michael Beffa and wife Melissa, Matthew Beffa and wife Kim, Patrick Beffa and wife Alicia, Katie Noelke and fiance Mason Bell, Molly Declue and husband Dominic, and Maggie Mundwiller and husband Andy; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Cassidy, Christian, Emma, Tristan, Mary, Tommy, and Mylo; brother-in-laws, Richard Monzyk and Don Valenti, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Rosemary was a God-loving, proud, devoted, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and neighbor. Throughout her life she always gave time and attention to her family, friends and community. A proud Washingtonian, she was queen of the volunteers and loved helping in the community she called home. She did so by serving as Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Lourdes, visiting Washington nursing homes on a weekly basis, delivering Meals on Wheels for over 24 years and serving on the Ladies Sodality at Lourdes and at Mercy Hospital.
Rosemary relished her day-to-day life in Washington throughout the years; bowling, walking, knitting, exercising at the YMCA well into her 90s, dining out regularly and enjoying the blueberry pancakes at Rothchild’s.
A creative hostess, Rosemary threw amazing, themed parties and welcomed German families from Marbach in her home. She also loved holidays, especially Halloween, as measured by her extravagant decorations and abundant candy for trick or treaters. A talented seamstress, Rosemary often made treasures for her children, nieces, and grandchildren.
Rosemary was always an independent and adventurous person. She enjoyed traveling all around the world. She flew in a biplane, rode in a hot air balloon, and even parasailed when she was 80 years old! Rosemary loved to laugh especially on her 90th birthday when she was surprised and serenaded by 40 motorcycle riders. Rosemary had a contagious smile and friendly, outgoing personality. Her gentle, calming nature was a gift to many.
A visitation will be held on September 4, 2021 from 9-10 A.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, with a Memorial Mass beginning at 10 A.M. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society-OLL or Washington Meals on Wheels.
Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, Washington.
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