Anne Casey Roe passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in her home in Clarks Green on June 23, 2022. Anne was born in Childs, PA on August 16, 1930, to Mary Malia Casey and Joseph P. Casey. She was the seventh of eight children and the youngest daughter. Of these eight siblings she is survived by her sister Jean Casey Smith of Tafton. She is predeceased by her siblings Paul R. Casey, M.D.; Rosemary T. Casey, IHM; Lieutenant Joseph J. Casey, (WW II); Julie Casey McGuinness; Catherine Casey Price; Lieutenant General Aloysius G. Casey and their spouses. Her sister-in-law Mary Louise Roe Burke survives her.
Anne’s father died before her fourth birthday. She learned to be strong and always do her best from her mother who simultaneously raised eight successful children and ran the family store. Anne graduated from St. Rose High School in Carbondale and Marywood College in Scranton.
If it’s true that when one dies they are welcomed into the arms of their most beloved, for mom that would be dad, Eugene J. Roe, M.D., who died June 28th, 2021. Married for 66 years, they shared a great love for each other, strong faith, a love of travel, and most deeply, love and commitment to the family they created: Paula Roe-Prior and husband, Jack Prior; Eugene Joseph Roe Jr. and his wife, Mary Cullen Roe; Janet Murray and husband, Joe; Christopher Roe and his wife, Joanie Gardier Roe; Thomas Roe and wife, Liz Kelley Roe; Marie Hanlon and husband, Michael, and Mark, who died on May 11, 2019. Her beloved family has grown to include 24 grandchildren, each of whom triggered the twinkle in her eyes, and 25 great-grandchildren. She was proud of her family and their many accomplishments.
Quietly, she showed her love through her actions. Holiday dinners hosted for an ever-growing family, soup when you were sick, babysitting, rides, visits to hospitalized family or friends, phone calls, help with projects, and remembrance of birthdays including all 24 grandkids, all while supporting Dad’s medical career, including running his medical office for several years. Mom loved to read, especially historical fiction, play bridge, a skill she was attempting to teach her progeny, walk on the beach, babies, flowers, the morning newspaper, and most recently, to observe, from her most comfortable chair, the red fox in her yard.
Mom taught through word and example love of God; respect for other people; truth telling; to be grateful for what you have and not worry over yesterday, or tomorrow; to do your best; to always keep busy; to mind your own business; to pay your debts; to clean up after yourself, etc., etc. Strong, stoic, mom bore her tribulations with grace and dignity.
Mom would not have been able to achieve her wish to live out her life at home without the help of her outstanding caregivers; Lisa Yantorn, Darcy Novak, Mary Ciccone, Melissa Girese, Christy Golden, Gail Nudleman, and Mary Ellen Turpak. We can’t thank you enough. Also thanks to Linda Thomas, M.D. and John Doherty, M.D. for their exceptional ministrations.
The funeral will be Saturday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Gregory, 330 North Abington Road, Clarks Green, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. John M. Lapera, pastor. The family will receive relatives and friends from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be private in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Olyphant, Pa.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509 or the Christopher Reeves Foundation, https://www.christopherreeve.org/donate/in-memory.