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Archive for February, 2014

Mother of Sister Marcia Wiley ’63 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 27, 2014


Annabelle E. 1912-2014

Trusting in God’s love and living a grace-filled life of 101 years, Annabelle E. Wiley died at Hospice of Northwest Ohio on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Annabelle was born September 29, 1912, to Joseph and Vera Finerty in Holgate, Ohio. She was a proud graduate of Holgate High School and often gathered with her classmates to reminisce and catch up on one another’s lives. She attended St. Vincent School of Nursing and was a proud graduate of the Class of 1934. She met her future husband, Richard Wiley, when he was a patient at St. V’s. After graduation, she worked as a private duty nurse for eleven years, married Richard in 1938, and gave birth to their only child, Marcia, in 1945.

Annabelle was a feisty woman, whose integrity and honesty, along with her gracious hospitality, welcomed everyone with a loving heart. She and Richard enjoyed many good times with a large group of friends with whom they traveled, played cards and shared many happy memories. In her earlier years, Annabelle was very active in the St. Vincent School of Nursing Alumni Association. She and her husband were avid bridge players and in her later years, Annabelle was a valuable bridge player at the Maumee Senior Center. No longer able to see well enough to be the attentive bridge player, Annabelle played a card game called Spite and Malice and enjoyed winning and playing with great dignity.

Annabelle was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard, and her brother, Raymond. She is survived by her daughter, Sister Marcia Wiley, a Gray Nun from Lexington, MA. Annabelle was grateful for the loving presence and care of her daughter, who was missioned to care for her mother by her Order. Both Annabelle and Sister Marcia are especially grateful to Sister Jacqueline St. Ives, Congregational Leader, and Sister June Ketterer, Area Coordinator, and the many Sisters who have supported them, especially during the last five years.

Though Annabelle’s immediate family was small, her gracious personality, warm wit and welcoming spirit led to a large group of friends and neighbors, who will always remember her many kindnesses to them. Special thanks to her godson, Lurley (Judy) Archambeau; neighbors and friends, Jane and Nick Biniker (Samantha, Alex and Nicholas), Debbie and Chris Crossen, Pat and Ron Dumas, Peggy and Mike Kelly (Jacob and Emily), Shirley and LeMoyne Mercer, Emmie Saad, Nan and Dave Stark (Stefanie), Rick and Carol Toth, Anne Treglia, Anna Verhesen, Sister Mary Thill and Sister Maxine Young.

A special thanks to Annabelle’s recent caregivers, Dr. Scott Lee; the Visiting Angels staff, especially Sandy Askam; and the staff of Hospice of Northwest Ohio, especially Vickie Gedeon.

Family and friends will be welcomed at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 Reynolds Road, from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Sharing of memories will begin at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 10, 2014, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with a luncheon following in the Church Hall. Interment at Lake Township Cemetery will follow the luncheon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent School of Nursing Alumni Association or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Detroit Ave. site. Please view Annabelle’s video tribute and leave a condolence message for the family at

Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 8, 2014

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Pattie Gray Snyder ’68 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 27, 2014


Patricia Ann

Pattie died on Friday, January 31, 2014, after a courageous, seven-year battle against cancer.

Pattie was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 12, 1950, to Leo and Patricia Gray. Pattie loved spending time with her husband, Denny, traveling and going to the casino to play the slot machines. They were married for 43 years and were best friends from the day they met. Their three boys, John, Chad and Marc will always treasure the volumes of “Mom and Dad” stories with laughter and a few tears.

She worked for the Toledo Public Schools for 25 years as a bus aide, helping children with special needs. Her stories of how much she enjoyed working with the kids on her bus warmed our hearts.

She loved spending time with her grandkids, Grace, Allison, Erin and Dane and daughter-in-law, Lenora. The love and times they shared will always be cherished. Pattie loved it when they visited and especially enjoyed shopping for them for Christmas and birthdays.

Pattie will be missed by so many people and her family hopes that anyone who knew her and wants to celebrate her wonderful life will join us for a mass at The Historic Church of Saint Patrick, Downtown Toledo on Monday, February 3, at 1 p.m.

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 2, 2014

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Father of Sharon (Cassidy) Thompson, “67, Patricia (Cassidy) Elfering ’68, and Colleen (Cassidy) Cook ’71 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 26, 2014


John Patrick Jr.

John Patrick Cassidy Jr., age 90, died peacefully

surrounded by his family on February 24, 2014, at The Manor of Perrysburg. He was born on September 27, 1923, to John P. and Margaret (McLaughlin) Cassidy in Toledo, Ohio. He attended Central Catholic High School.

John proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII in Merrills Marauders-China, Burma, India Theater. He was awarded 2 Purple Hearts and 2 Bronze Battle Stars medals. He later became an active member with the VFW and Disabled American Veterans. John was a member of Immaculate Conception Church for over 60 years, and active in the Holy Name Society.

He was employed with the Jeep Corp. as a driver for 45 years. John played baseball with the men’s Darby

baseball league and enjoyed umpiring for Toledo and Metro Umpires Association. He was a very well known bowler in Toledo.

He is survived by his children, Michael

(Joyce), Kathleen (Frank)

Kwiatkowski, Sharon Thompson, Patricia (Dick) Elfering, Timothy (Shelly), Colleen (Steve) Cook, Mary Margaret (Rob) Whittman, and John P. III (Barbara) Cassidy; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; stepsister, Barbara Zigler; special friend, Colleen Kwiatkowski; loving cousins, Jim and Bill Cassidy and Peggy Songer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Agatha (Weaver) Cassidy; his sister, Marcella Yager; son-in-law, Charley Thompson, and great-grandson, Patrick Kwiatkowski.

Family and friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Friday, February 28 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. with a scripture service at 7:00. The funeral will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the mortuary on Saturday, March 1 followed by a funeral mass at Immaculate Conception Church at 10:00. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio and The Manor of Perrysburg Activities Fund. The family would like to thank the caring staff at The Manor of Perrysburg and his Doctor, Tom “Wojo”.

Please view our online guest registry at

Published in Toledo Blade from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2014

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Mother of Maria Hunter Denning ’83 & Nancy Hunter Bauer ’79 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 25, 2014


Mary Patricia (Sutter)

Mary Patricia (Sutter) Hunter, 88, died Friday, February 14, 2014, at Elizabeth Scott Community, her home for the last eight years. A life-long Toledoan, Mary was born April 25, 1925, to Frank and Jane (Myers) Sutter, the oldest and last surviving of their four children. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Ray, in 2009; son, John in 2012, and daughter, Grace in 2013. Her brothers, Jim and Jude; sister, Kathleen McAvoy; grandsons, Daniel and Ryan; son-in-law, Marty Dumas, and God-daughter, Marcia McAvoy Wilks, also predeceased her.

Mary is survived by her children, Phil (Sue), Chris (Mary), Marty (Jane), Liz Dumas, Annette (Dennis) Lee, Tom (Kim), Kevin (Kathy), Nancy (Larry) Bauer, Paul (Pam), Donna Hunter Hall, and Maria ‘Beanie’ (Jeff) Denning. Also surviving are daughter-in-law, Carol Hunter; 52 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Mary was proud to be a graduate of Central Catholic High School and salutatorian of the class of 1943. She earned a full scholarship to St. Francis College in Joliet, IL where she studied for two years. During summers, she drove a taxicab in Toledo to earn spending money. Mary returned permanently to Toledo in 1945 to await Ray’s homecoming after serving more than three years in WWII. They married on August 25, 1945, just days after his return.

Mary was a good seamstress, making many of her own and sister, Katie’s clothes. She loved to dance and ice skate. An aspiring pianist, she also loved music and worked hard to provide lessons for all of her children. She was happy to support and applaud the many family singers and thespians, who continue to multiply. Mary was above all an extraordinary mother, homemaker, and cook. 

A woman of great faith and discipline, Mary was confident she knew God’s purpose for her life. She had a very personal and deep commitment to the poor and was active in the St. Vincent de Paul Society throughout her life. Mary was a serious and studious person who relished order. But Ray, her companion and partner on this journey, was her constant encouragement. He provided a lovely counterpoint and together they gracefully navigated the vicissitudes of life.

God in His mercy and goodness, saw fit to call Mary home on St. Valentine’s Day, to unite her with her one true earthly love at the heavenly banquet. The victory is hers!

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 South Reynolds Rd. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from 2-8 p.m. where the Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH. Mary’s family expresses heartfelt thanks to the Elizabeth Scott Community for their loving attention to Mary in her last years. Memorials in her honor may be sent to St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish or the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Please view and sign our online guest registry at

Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 18, 2014

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Brother of Janet Nagy Page ’73 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 16, 2014

Paul Nagy


Dr. Paul D.

Dr. Paul D. Nagy, 54, of Fremont died Saturday morning at his home. He was born

on January 5, 1960, the son of Frank and Virginia (Zolchiak) Nagy. Dr. Nagy

obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Case Western Reserve and spent his junior year abroad in Salzburg,

Austria. He completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at The Ohio State University; did a one-year medical residency at the Medical University of Ohio, and worked for several years at Community Health Services in Fremont. Dr. Nagy completed his

training in orthodontics at St. Louis University. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, The American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, North Central Ohio Dental Society, The Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Dr. Nagy enjoyed cycling, walking, and was an avid supporter of St. Joe basketball.

Dr. Nagy’s interest in serving the community started in high school. He was an Eagle Scout, volunteered in Appalachia and provided dental services in Haiti. Paul

continued to actively support

local organizations and spent several years coaching CYO basketball for Sacred Heart. He was compassionate and selfless.

Surviving is his wife, Ellen Nagy of Fremont, OH; children, Hannah and Simon Nagy both of Fremont; mother, Virginia Nagy of Perrysburg, OH; brother, Thomas Nagy (Diane) of Cincinnati, OH; sister, Janet Page of Silver Springs, MD. He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will take place starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 206 N. Park Avenue, Fremont, OH. Memorial services will begin at 4 p.m. at the church. Wearing of black is discouraged as the family is celebrating Paul’s life. Fr. Daniel Orr and Rev. Paul Stark will

officiate. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider donations to Life Connection of Ohio or Liberty Center, and to think strongly about becoming an organ donor.

Arrangements have been

entrusted to Keller-Ochs-Koch-Mason Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch Street, Fremont, OH. Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 28, 2014

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Mother of Janis Kay ’66 & Sue Kay Vetter ’72 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 16, 2014


Marie Rose

Marie R. Kay went peacefully to her heavenly home surrounded by her loving family the morning of February 9, 2014. Marie was born in Toledo, Ohio on August 15, 1922, to Anthony and Jennie Miller. Marie attended St. Stanislaus grade school and Libbey High School and worked at Champion Spark Plug. Marie married Ray B. Kay on June 1, 1946. Together they built a beautiful life for over 67 years. As a long-time parishioner at St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns, Marie was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society and participated in numerous church and school activities when her children were young. Marie was the “heart of her family”, an outstanding cook and homemaker, and a nurturing force for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren which were her greatest joy. Marie enjoyed her many travels with friends and family to places such as England, Scotland, Hawaii and California, and on cruises and countless trips down south to Florida.

Marie is survived by her loving husband, Ray; her two beloved daughters, Janis Kay and Susan (Joe) Vetter; five grandchildren, Aly Sterling, Andrea Plants-Szenderski, Margot (Brian) Borger, Clay Vetter and Liz Vetter. Marie was blessed to have seven great-grandchildren (and one on the way!), Madeline, Amelia, Isabelle, Jillian, Gabrielle, Charlotte and Norah. Marie was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Daniel (Dolores), Raymond (Evelyn) and Arthur Miller.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S Reynolds Rd.; on Tuesday February 11, 2014, from 2:00-8:00 p.m., where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will begin in the mortuary on Wednesday, February 12th at 9:45 a.m., followed by the funeral Mass at Christ The King Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to either the Diabetes Youth Services or to Astor House at Spring Meadows. Please view and sign the on-line guest registry at

Marie’s family would like to extend a special thanks to the kind and caring staff of the Astor House.

Published in Toledo Blade from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2014

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