MASSENA: Theresa C. Casselman, 96 of State Highway 131, passed away on November 12, 2013 at Massena Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Theresa was born on March 23, 1917 in Pembroke, Ontario Canada the daughter of James and Bernadette (Sullivan) Cox. She attended Cornwall Commerce School. On October 11, 1942 she married Robert Casselman at St. Columbus Church, Cornwall. Ontario. Mr. Casselman predeceased her in 2005. She was employed at Massena Savings & Loan as treasurer for 13 years.
Theresa is survived by her daughter MaryEllen Casselman and partner Brenda Sequin of Massena, two grandchildren, Rebecca Casselman of Charlotte, NC; Matthew Casselman of Louisville, NY and a sister Anna Dore. She was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters, Sydney, Victor, Ernest and Lola, and Antoinette Trost. She was a lifetime member of St. Johns Episcopal Church. She was a member of Eastern Star Chapter # 513, Grandmothers Club of Eastern Star. At the familys request in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220. Friends and family may be received on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 from 9:00 am to the time of the funeral service at 11:00 am at Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews St. Massena, with Rev. Mother Elizabeth Papazoglakis officiating. Interment will follow in Brookside Cemetery in Waddington, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Memorial Home where online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com