Mary C. (Netto) Cassidy

Born: Fri., Jun. 30, 1944
Died: Fri., May 4, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., May 18, 2018
Location: Harrisville

Family Prayer Service

9:45 AM Sat., May 19, 2018
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Sat., May 19, 2018
Location: St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church

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HARRISVILLE, NY ~ Mary C. Cassidy, 73, of 261A Osborne Rd., Harrisville, died peacefully following a long battle with health matters, on May 4, 2018 at Roper Hospital in Charleston, SC.

Born on June 30, 1944 in Ogdensburg, NY, a daughter of John J. and Dorothy Helen (Arquette) Netto, she was a 1962 graduate of Watertown High School.  In 1963, she graduated from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Watertown with an LPN Degree.

She married Thomas H. Cassidy on September 21, 1984 in St. Patrick’s Church in Watertown.

After obtaining her LPN Degree, Mary worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Madonna Home in Watertown, and later accepted a nurse’s position at Mercy Hospital in Watertown where she worked for a number of years.  Her last position in her nursing career was working as a hospice nurse for Jefferson County Hospice travelling throughout the county taking care of terminally ill patients.  She retired in 1999 after 36 years of faithful service.

Mary was a communicant of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church in Harrisville, and was a member of the Lake Bonaparte Chapter of the Red Hat Society, as well as the Tuesday Night Girl’s Group in Harrisville.

Mary will be remembered for being a wonderful visitor, especially on the phone, who always stayed in touch with family and friends. She loved wintering with her husband in their condo in North Myrtle Beach, SC, and spending time with her brother and sister-in-law who wintered nearby. 

In addition to her loving husband, “Tom” of almost 34 years, she is survived by her son, Robert Lynch of Moravia, NY; two grandsons, Bobby and Kevin; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Ronald (Addie) Netto, and Anthony (Denise) Netto, all of Watertown, and Robert Netto, of Syracuse; her sister, Elizabeth Thompson, of Watertown, and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her brother-in-law, Gary Thompson, and her former sister-in-law, Judy Netto.

Mary’s funeral will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, beginning with a 9:45 a.m. family Prayer Service at Scanlon Funeral Home, 14187 State St., Harrisville, followed by a 10:30 Mass of Christian Burial from St. Francis Solanus Church, Harrisville, with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in Harrisville Community Cemetery, Harrisville.  All are invited to attend a funeral luncheon which will be held in the church’s Social Hall after Mary’s burial.

Calling hours will be on Friday, May 18th, at the funeral home from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lewis County Humane Society, PO Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.

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Kevin and Rosemary Thompson
   Posted Sun May 13, 2018
We were so sorry to hear of Miki’s passing. We use to have so much fun with her and Bets and Gary in all our early days! She made us laugh a lot! God Bless all her family and comfort them in their mourning . We love you all! Kevin and Rose

Donald Townsend
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018

TABLE MEMORIAL WITH TRINITY OF CANDLES was sent by Nephews Doug and Donnie Townsend and their wives, Nancy and Susan.

In Memory of a very loving and special Aunt. We'll be looking for your Rainbows and the Sunshine that will follow from your smile.

Mary Dietterich
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Mary Dietterich and Family.

With loving memories of Mary

Penny Keen
   Posted Mon May 14, 2018
Tom...we are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Mary...I can't imagine your pain. Please know that we are praying for you during this difficult time. we so loved the times we spent together .we love both of you and considered her a very dear friend. we will miss her is still so hard to believe she has gone but I know she is in heaven...where there is no more pain and suffering. love and prayers Penny & Art Keen

Penny Keen
   Posted Tue May 15, 2018


Tom...with our love and prayers Art & Penny Keen

Judy McIntosh
   Posted Wed May 16, 2018
Tom, I'm so sorry to hear of Mary's passing, if you need anything just call. I will miss her smiling face and our visits. Take care of yourself Tom.

Arlene Rech
   Posted Wed May 16, 2018

THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by Martha MacPherson and Arlene Rech.

We love and miss you. Your Scrabble Buddies - Martha & Arlene

Jamie LeBlanc
   Posted Fri June 15, 2018
Dear Tom,

Mary lived life with great optimism, great passion, and cared for everybody, even more than she cared for herself. Mary's sneaky (dark) side and her comedic quips, we're always able to make me laugh. Even spometimes when we shouldn't have. And those were the best laughs.

Every time I used to visit, Mary and I would often leave you at the camp, and get some Aunt/nephew shopping afternoons together, spending all your money, and laughing about it.

You both took care of each other so well, in a million different ways, for 34 years, and you did so, by being each other's best friend. Your's was a marriage that others should envy, and certainly have.

Although Mary was taken from us far too early, make no mistake, these were the best days of Mary's life, with a few squabbles, as to be expected. And those squabbles only happened, because it took you time, before you'd admit she was right, because she always was right.

We'll all miss her terribly, because she was always so warm and welcoming, and loved to fill the house, with guests, and make sure they are until, they could eat no more. Every friend i brought with me, always felt welcome, like they were family, too.

Her memory will live on in the hearts and minds of us who loved her, forever.

She was one of my favourite people, and I miss her, a lot.

My sincerest condolences for this terrible loss, to you.

Kindest regards,

Jamie 9

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