Paul Thomas Casey Jr. 55, of 71 Winnapaug Rd. died Friday evening at home while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Norwich, CT on December 23, 1957 son of Julia V. (Rajtar) Casey and the late Paul T. Casey Sr.
On June 26, 1993 he married his beloved wife Georgann P. Schneider. Mrs. Casey survives her husband of 19 years.
Paul attended school in Norwich and graduated from the Norwich Free Academy in 1975. He went on to attend the former Thames Valley State Technical College. He was involved in Scouting for many years with Troop 79 in Norwich where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
Paul began his career in non-destructive testing at the United Nuclear Corporation in Uncasville CT and traveled extensively throughout the years in his field. He was most recently employed as a Level II NDE Inspector for the Tennessee Valley Authority and was widely respected in his field.
Paul was an avid car aficionado and a member of MercuryMarauders.net. He drove his 2003 Mercury Marauder at racetracks down south and enjoyed taking his family and friends on his famous burnout runs, including taking his wife on the “burnouts across America” tour in 2004.
Known affectionately as ‘The Admiral” among his friends & co-workers, he also enjoyed clamming and quahogging on Winnapaug Pond and fishing the waters off the shore near his home in Misquamicut.
Paul joined the East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Company at the age of 16 and was still a sustaining member of the Department at the time of his death. He continued his dedicated service to his community throughout his life and has been an active member of the Misquamicut Fire Department, up until the time of his death, recently receiving a ‘Dedication to Service’ Award. The firehouse was like a second home to him and he leaves behind many close friends and associates in the fire service from throughout the region.
Paul was a dedicated and loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle and grandfather. His favorite times were those when he was surrounded by his loving family.
In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by his mother, Julia V. Casey of Norwich CT, four sons, Micah Strode of Pascoag RI, Paul T. Casey III of Shrewsbury MA, Kenneth B. Godberson of Centereach NY and Kevin Godberson of Medford NY, and two daughters, Kari-ann Godberson of Worcester MA and Rachel Stockwell of Providence RI. Paul also leaves behind three brothers, Thomas P. Casey Sr. of Preston CT, Daniel H. Casey of Franklin CT, and Peter F. Casey Sr. of Winterhaven FL and five grandchildren, Cyrus Sikes, Peyton P. Strode, Kenneth Godberson III, Mathew Godberson and Olivia Godberson. Paul also had several nieces and nephews who loved and respected him very much.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday February 2, 2013 at 10:00 am directly at Christ Episcopal Church, 7 Elm Street, Westerly. Burial will follow in River Bend Cemetery in Westerly. Calling hours will be on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory, 64 Friendship St., Westerly.
Please, in lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886 in Paul’s name to be used for Squamous Cell lung cancer research.
For online condolences please visit www.rushlowiacoifuneralhome.com.
Reported: 01/26/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)
By: Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)