In memory of
Margaret McClellan Cassidy
WILMINGTON, DE - Margaret (Peggy) McClellan Cassidy, age 85, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 surrounded by family at the Compassionate Care Hospice Unit at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Nashville, TN, Peggy graduated from Ursuline Academy, Immaculata College, and earned a Master's degree at Villanova. She married John Cassidy in 1954 at St Ann's Church. She taught English and Drama for more than three decades at Ursuline Academy. A main focus of Peggy's life was loving and supporting her 5 children. She was a tireless volunteer at all their events as well as a lector at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and participated in various outreach groups with Ursuline. She was active in community theatre and was an avid sports fan, with a particular love for her Phillies. In 2011, Ursuline honored her with their outstanding Service Award. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, John A. Cassidy in 2012. She is survived by sisters, Marian Mueller and Norma Butera; two sons, John "Jack" and Steve "Sid" (Kara); three daughters, Mary (Jerry) Kegelman, Margie (Joe) Decker, Marian (Todd) Clark; 12 grandchildren and a great granddaughter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 14 at 10AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Shipley and Weldin Roads, Wilmington. Friends may visit with the family in the hour preceding Mass. Interment will be held in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund, 1338 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10805. Doherty Funeral Homes 302-652-6811. To offer condolences, visit www.dohertyfh.com
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