Helen M. (Giddings) Casey, age 86

of Quincy

Helen M. (Giddings) Casey, age 86

Helen M. (Giddings) Casey, age 86, of Quincy, formerly of Braintree, died peacefully, Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton, in the comfort of her loving family.

Helen was born in Boston, to the late Arthur S. and Helen A. (Sullivan) Giddings. She was raised and educated in Jamaica Plain and was a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School, Class of 1950. She had lived in Quincy for the past five years, previously in Braintree for over forty years.

Helen was a devoted homemaker. She took great joy in supporting the activities and accomplishments of her children and grandchildren.

She was a longtime parishioner of Saint Thomas More Church in Braintree and was a member of the Saint Thomas More Ladies Sodality.

Beloved wife of the late Patrick A. “Addie” Casey, Sr.

Devoted mother of Christopher M. Casey and his wife Christine of Braintree, Mark S. Casey and his wife Carol of Whitman, Kevin J. Casey and his wife Andrea of Ireland, and Patrick A. Casey, Jr. and his wife Susan of Weymouth.

Loving grandmother of ten grandchildren.

One of four siblings, she was the dear sister of James Giddings of Plymouth and was pre-deceased by Arthur S. Giddings, Jr. and Paul J. Giddings.

Helen is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Wednesday, February 12, at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Thomas More Church, 7 Hawthorn Road, Braintree at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Tuesday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452, or Autism Speaks, 88 Broad Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.


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  • Aunt Helen, you were a big influence on me, you were always there doing what had to be done, FAITH AND FAMILY, that is all you needed. You took care of everyone, Nana, Dorothy and Uncle Pat they could not have had a better caretaker. And Helen boy oh boy did you do good raising Chris, Mark, Kevin and Chip they took good care of you, Queen Helene 😘 And you made out well with your Daughter in laws, and your kind and beautiful grandchildren. You are missed and always will be. Take a rest with Uncle Pat, Nana, Dad, Mom, Uncle Arthur and Tim… and countless others. You have seen his face now🙏💔🙏

  • Chris and family, I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom passing. I only meet her a few times, she was a very nice woman. And as your cousin Lisa wrote did a hell of a job raising her family. You and yours our in our prayers.

  • Chris, Mark, Kevin & Chip- I have such great memories of your Mom. Your whole family was such a wonderful part of my childhood. One of the things I remember most about your Mom is how much she loved and doted on all of you. I’m sure you’re all feeling such incredible sadness right now, and I just wanted you to know my thoughts are with you. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • We are so sorry for your loss Chris Mark Kevin and Chip and wives and grandchildren. May she Rest In Peace 🙏

  • We’ll Helen you have gone and done it, left me as the last Giddings of our generation. Remember I was 11 years your junior and for me you were the stalwart of our family when Arthur and Paul were in the military(1951/59) and Dad and his sister Emily died (‘54 and ‘57). We did not have much except our pride, but you made sure the Holidays were special. Also, thanks for bringing Pat Casey into my life. Pat was a stabilizing influence my troubled teenage years.
    Lastly, thank you for being the loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and Nana that you were. The original Nana is awaiting you (along with a host of Casey’s, Giddings, and Sullivan’s. Oh yeah God is wanting to see one of his Best Creations. Love, Jim