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Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:09 PM

Obituary in the Tampa Bay Times

CASSIDY, Hugh Joseph "Hughie" 61, of the Bronx, New York, sadly passed away the evening of April 17, 2021, surrounded by family who refused to watch another Law and Order, which we believe ultimately is what caused him to leave us when he did. He made the family promise to keep him at home all the way to the end. Although we were able to honor that, I am pretty sure he regretted it at the end as he yelled "yous don't know what you're doing." We sure did not, but we did hold up our end of the bargain. We may have contributed to his early departure, but ultimately colon cancer was the cause. A frequent TV yeller, never wanting anyone to touch his recorded shows, which included the Real Housewives, to only the highest quality cheesecakes for every holiday, he said he is glad to make it long enough to vote Trump out of office and to flick off his job one last time before retiring. He enjoyed a good argument and was a prankster at heart. It did not take much to get under his skin and most of us enjoyed pushing his buttons daily. Hugh went from cable tech to house flipper to stock broker all in a short amount of time. We have pledged to only buy the stocks he told us to buy. What an amazing life he had. Hugh was a Navy veteran and survived by his nagging wife of 36 years, Kathleen Cassidy; and smart ass children, Joanne Dauphin, Sean Cassidy and Christina Cassidy. He also leaves behind his father, Joseph Cassidy and brothers, Joey Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy, Mike Cassidy and John Cassidy. The family will be having a private wake at McArthurs Irish Pub, but in lieu of flowers the family has asked that you make a donation to Suncoast Hospice in Hugh's name. In addition, we ask that you crack open a Keystone Light or piss water as we referred to it in his honor.


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Reply Obituary in the Tampa Bay Times (Original post)
Unknown Beatle Apr 25 OP
Alliepoo Apr 25 #1
OAITW r.2.0 Apr 25 #2
underpants Apr 25 #4
cab67 Apr 26 #16
soothsayer Apr 25 #3
Pepsidog Apr 25 #5
BobTheSubgenius Apr 25 #6
UpInArms Apr 25 #7
Warpy Apr 25 #8
Ligyron Apr 25 #9
FailureToCommunicate Apr 25 #10
progree Apr 25 #11
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 26 #12
Permanut Apr 26 #13
Hekate Apr 26 #14
packman Apr 26 #15
Norbert Apr 26 #17
COL Mustard Apr 26 #18
SayItLoud Apr 26 #19
FakeNoose Apr 26 #20
Beacool Apr 26 #21
Beacool Apr 26 #21
trof Apr 26 #23
calimary Apr 26 #24

Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:18 PM

1. Now that

Is a really good obit!!!

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:19 PM

2. An honest tribute Hugh would have endorsed, I think.

But, really Hugh, "Real Housewives"? Seriously?

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:23 PM

4. Hot middle aged women

Oh that Hugh

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Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:21 AM

16. I'm willing to bet he wrote it himself.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:22 PM

3. Excellent

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:06 PM

5. Could as well be my obit someday. Love my TV shows especially reality tv. Not much into police

procedural dramas unless they are British. The Brits tv dramas and poise shows are so much better than our shows.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:19 PM

6. In Florida, you say?

Hard to believe, right?

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:31 PM

7. Made me cry

The world is a smaller place ..

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 11:00 PM

8. Carbonated cat pee is my favorite name for US mass produced lagers

Drink 'em if you got 'em, I've given up figuring out why.

I hope they're not losing any sleep over possibly hastening his departure. When death becomes inevitable, sooner is often better than later, especially when later involves an ICU, heavy sedation, and tubes going every which way. Ya did good.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 11:07 PM

9. I tend to dislike and do my best to avoid those who take Life &/or Death too seriously.

However, this bunch sound like my kind of people.

Drink up Friends...

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 11:22 PM

10. Here's to you Hugh...

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Sun Apr 25, 2021, 11:55 PM

11. Beer -- "piss without the salt" /nt

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:11 AM

12. Wow.. just wow. This makes me totally speechless! Thank you for posting!

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:58 AM

13. Sounds like some of the guys I served with in the Navy..

I salute you one final time, Hugh.

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Mon Apr 26, 2021, 01:06 AM

14. Slainte to Hughie's family

Aside from the humor — all those names appear in my family

Here’s to you, Hughie Cassidy.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:02 AM

15. The dying of the light





Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:43 PM

17. Surprised DeSantis allowed this to be printed.

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Mon Apr 26, 2021, 01:20 PM

18. When I Go, I Hope To Die In My Sleep

Like my Grandfather did...not screaming in terror like the people who were in the car he was driving at the time.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 02:41 PM

19. Hop a long, Hugh.

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Mon Apr 26, 2021, 02:42 PM

20. It sounds like Hughie wrote this himself

... or maybe it's his nagging wife Kathleen. It sounds like a lot of people will miss him

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 03:55 PM

21. It seems that the family shared Hugh's sense of humor.

Being half Irish, I enjoy a good Irish wake. Plenty of drinking, sentimental speeches and crying for the deceased, jokes, arguments, but an all around good time celebrating the life of the one who left us.

Here's to you Hugh, may you be in Heaven watching your shows.






Edited to add that I deleted the second message because it was a double post.

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Mon Apr 26, 2021, 07:56 PM

23. I am inspired to write my obit.

Thank you.

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Mon Apr 26, 2021, 09:06 PM

24. LOVE this!

His nagging wife of 36 years... and his smart ass children.

A toast to them all, as well as to him!

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