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88 East Main St.
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 235-3338
Fax: (203) 686-1676
Stephen Cassidy

Stephen A.` Cassidy

Monday, December 10th, 1973 - Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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Stephen A. Cassidy, 46, of Meriden died suddenly on Sunday, July 26, 2020.

He was born in Meriden December 10, 1973, son of Michael and Bridget (Bridie Duignan) Cassidy. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister Marie (John) House of Wethersfield, brothers Michael Cassidy, Jr. and Brendan Cassidy of Meriden, and Sean (Christine) Cassidy of Higganum, CT.

Stephen was a retired State of Connecticut Judicial Marshal, a job he held for more than 20 years. He loved classic rock, southern rock, and blues music. He was an avid Red Sox fan, and enjoyed playing pool, darts, and fishing. He had a masterful touch with food, lovingly preparing meals from the grill or stir-fried delights for family dinners. He had an instant rapport with children and dogs, a result of his loving and gentle nature. He lived with Juvenile Diabetes since age 4 and, sadly, struggled with substance abuse, diseases that contributed to his premature death. He lost his long struggle to achieve and maintain sobriety, leaving his family and friends brokenhearted.

He is also survived by his beloved nieces and nephews, Grace, Rory, Anna, Reese, Ian, Kellen, Cormac, and Fintan, who will miss him greatly, as well as the grilled teriyaki chicken legs that he made by the dozens, and his RC cars that he ran on the street for hours of entertainment. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, and cousins who grieve his loss.

The family requests that friends refrain from home visits during this time as Covid 19 remains a serious concern for them.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cemetery, 250 Gypsy Lane, Meriden, CT. Family and friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden prior to the service on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, please note that masks are mandatory, visitors are asked to pay their respects promptly, be mindful of social distancing and the funeral home occupancy is 25 people inside at a time. For online condolences, please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to your local food bank or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 20 Batterson Park Rd # 302, Farmington, CT 06032.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
    88 East Main Street
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 12:30pm
    Sacred Heart Cemetery
    250 Gypsy Lane
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
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With my sincere and heartfelt condolences, to the Cassidy Family. Stephen was a kind , good soul. Stephen will be missed

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Andrew (Drew) DePalma

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I was so saddened to hear about Stephen. Although I did not see him much, he always greeted me with a warm smile and a handshake as if it had only been last week since I had seen him last. His positive spirit and friendliness will be missed.

Bill Straub

Posted at 05:50pm
The Cassidy family is in our prayers.
-Straub Family

Irene Veillette

Posted at 03:57pm
I was saddened to learn of Steve's passing. We were friends at the Polish Knights Club. He had a great smile and was a great guy to talk to. Rest in Peace, my friend.
Irene Veillette

Margot Conroy

Posted at 02:28pm
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