The June Casey Memorial Fund for Retreat Assistance
JUNE REIPE CASEY
(October 24, 1920 - January 15, 2017)
June Casey, 96, was born on Oct. 24, 1920, in Lackawanna, NY, to Raymond and Marjorie Reipe. It was during the Roaring 20's, Prohibition and the Women's Right to Vote. She attended Seton Hill and D'Youville College, where she earned a degree in business, the first college graduate of her family. She became an assistant administrator at the aircraft manufacturer Curtiss Wright, Buffalo, and within six months had her boss' job. She married the late John J. Casey in 1945 and became an airline executive's wife, traveling the world. She instilled a love of travel and adventure in her four children, who all lived and worked overseas.
June cared greatly about her Catholic faith. She went to Mass daily and was a Eucharistic minister at St Rita’s and took communion on a regular basis to nursing homes. She was a regular volunteer at the Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House. She donated to Catholic Relief Services and other charities generously and reached out to help others in need with her time and talent, especially people suffering with dementia and Alzheimer’s. June was the mother who made sure that her family went to Mass every Sunday and every Holy Day of Obligation.
June loved collecting antiques, including an impressive collection of shorebird decoys. Each morning, June completed the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink, and was an avid tennis, bridge and Skipbo player. June was a founding member of Northwood Republican Women and a member of Northwood Women's Club.
Her four children, spouses, and seven grandchildren will always cherish the memory of June reading "The Night before Christmas" every Christmas Eve. And, they still hear her "Momisms" in their heads: "This too shall pass," "Each to his own taste said the lady as she kissed the cow," and "Count your blessings." (She was our blessing!) At the end of her life, she sang to us often and loudly, "I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck."
We love you, too, Mom!
John, David, Janet and Mary
Memorial Mass and Reception will be held at 1 pm, Monday, January 23, at All Saints Church, 5231 Meadowcreek Drive, Dallas.
June had requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House. A fund has been created in her name and donations can be made by clicking the link above or by making checks payable to Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House and by including "June Casey Fund" in the memo line.
The address of Montserrat is 600 N. Shady Shores Drive, Lake Dallas, TX 75065.