Phyllis J. Cassidy, 79

Phyllis J. Cassidy, 79, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 in her Lancaster home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John J. “Jack” Cassidy who died in 2009.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Albert L. and Olive J. Bardsley Miller. Phyllis graduated from Darby High School and attended Delaware County Community College. She was a bookkeeper and controller for R.A. Kennedy & Sons, Inc. in Aston, PA for 21 years. Her daughters have always appreciated the love and affection that everyone at the Kennedy & Sons family shared with their mom over the years.

Phyllis is survived by three daughters, Susan E. Cassidy, wife of Michael Raftery, San Francisco, CA, Cathy Cassidy, Lancaster, and Leslie Laurel, wife of Donald Keeth, Willow Street; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and her siblings Norma Joseph, King of Prussia, and James A. Miller, Barnsboro, NJ. Her son John Lloyd Cassidy and brothers Paul and David Miller preceded Phyllis in death. Phyllis’ family extends their thanks to all of the friends who have enriched her life. She will be sorely missed.

A Viewing will take place Monday, April 11, 2011 from 11 AM to 1 PM, followed by A Celebration of Phyllis’ Life hosted by her daughters at 1 PM, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA. Interment will be at the discretion of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Phyllis’ memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, 17604-4125 or or to The Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231 or To send an online condolence or for more information please visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 717-560-5100

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Dear Susan Cathy and Laurel,
I was so saddened to hear of dear Aunt Phyl’s passing. I will always remember her wonderful laugh when Dad told the "buttercup cookies" story. I know she is up there with Uncle Jack and Johnny, Mom, Uncle Paul and Uncle Dave, Nimmy and Poppy having a blast. I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there to celebrate her life with you. We love you all…


Bill and I were sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dee and Bill Kemner

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