, Salem, MA

October 7, 2013

Edward J. Cassidy Jr., 61

Peabody, MA — Edward J. Cassidy Jr., 61, of Peabody, died peacefully on Friday, October 4, 2013, with his family by his side, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was the husband of 40 years to Sally Ann (Galvin) Cassidy.

Ed was born in Peabody on October 22, 1951, and was the son of the late Edward J. and Jeanette (Dragon) Cassidy Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Peabody, graduating from Peabody High School in 1969.

He had been a machinist for over 20 years with the Moore Manufacturing Co. of Peabody and Danvers, and for the past two years, with the Tucker Engineering Co.

Ed loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle and enjoyed playing golf on the North Shore Golf courses. He had been a softball coach for the Peabody High School Girls Softball team for many years. He also cherished his time with his family, especially his two grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Ann; a daughter and son-in-law, Courtney and William Newberg of Peabody; his siblings and spouses, Michael and Toni Cassidy of Peabody, Eileen M. Jackson and her late husband, Robert, of Beverly, and Karen and Sterling Walker of Jacksonville, Fla.; his cherished grandchildren, Cole and Tyler Newberg of Peabody; his sisters-in-law, Mary Fran and her husband, John Shirley of Portsmouth, N.H., and Eva Galvin and her late husband, Jack, of Peabody; and his brother-in-law, Michael and his wife, Diane Galvin of Nashua, N.H.;and many nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: A visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody. His Funeral Service will be held there on Wednesday, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite 102B, Danvers, MA 01923. For directions, or to sign his guest book, please visit