In memory of
Anne McGrath Cassidy Jan. 20, 1927-Jan. 5, 2017 Anne McGrath Cassidy (Midge) was born on Jan. 20, 1927, in White Plains, N.Y., daughter of John D. and Marjorie Bursch McGrath. She attended White Plains schools and was active in sports and student government. Midge graduated in 1948 from Goucher College, Baltimore, Md., where she was also active in the student government and sports. Midge became an accomplished equestrian on her college team, and received the athletic association award given each year for sports and outstanding scholarship. She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity. After graduation, Midge entered the human resource field, serving as human resource director for United States Life Insurance and was vice president of Standard Security Life Insurance, both in New York City. Midge was active in New York City's community affairs. After moving to New Jersey due to her husband John's transfer, she was active in local affairs and was on the board of Rolling Hill Associations and served as hospitality chairperson for Grace Church in Madison, N.J. At Grace Church, she served on the vestry and chaired many events, along with significant involvement in the daycare program for low income families. Midge was well known for her servant's heart and she touched many lives through her mentoring and support, both personally and professionally. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Cassidy. Anne is survived by her Bursch cousins who affectionately referred to her as "Aunt Midge." Family receiving and viewing will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15, at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Chatham, N.J., from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 4 Madison Ave., Madison, N.J., on Monday, Jan. 16, at 9:30 a.m. with graveside services following at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to either the NYC Ronald McDonald House, 405 E. 73rd St., New York, N.Y. 10021 or Grace Episcopal Church. For further information or to send a condolence, please visit bradleyfuneralhomes.com .
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