CASWELL, Richard C.

CASWELL, Richard C. – It is with great sadness that the family of Richard C. Caswell announce the passing of their beloved husband and father on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, N.B. 

  Dick was born in St. Stephen, son of the late Richard L. Caswell and Phyllis (Bartlett) Goode.

  He graduated from Calais Memorial High, Calais, Me. in 1960 and from Holy Rosary Commercial School, St. Stephen in 1961.

  He was an active member of Holy Rosary Church, St. Stephen and a member of Knights of Columbus where he was a fourth-degree knight and went on to become a Deputy Grand Knight. After Holy Rosary Church closed, he became a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church.

  Dick was a long-standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #9. For many years he and Marie volunteered with St. Stephen-Meals on Wheels and he also enjoyed volunteering with the Charlotte County SPCA.

  He was a meat cutter by trade for many years and a custodian at Sir James Dunn Academy, St. Andrews until his retirement in 2002.

  Dick was a very social person and always had a smile for anyone he met. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, music, traveling with his wife Marie and attending many of his grandchildren’s activities.

  He cherished his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he adored.

  Survived by his wife of 61 years, Marie (McGowan) Caswell, children, Rick (Cheryl), Angie Secord (Dean), Michael (Karen), Robbie (Celeste), daughter-in-law, Judy Noddin (Stacey and daughter Tiffany), eleven grandchildren; Taylor (Corey), Ryan (Ashleigh), Sara, Emma, Leah (Patrick), Cameron, Valerie, Charlotte, Peter, Josh, and Zac. three great-grandchildren; Shay, Carter and Elowyn. Dick is also survived by his sister, Bonnie Wheeler (Hazen), stepbrother, Darryl Wasson (Theresa), stepsisters; Debbie Pollick & and Carolyn Young.

  In addition to his parents Dick was predeceased by his son, Peter M Caswell, stepfather, James Goode, stepmother Vera Caswell.

  Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, April 25th at 11 AM at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Milltown Blvd., St. Stephen, N.B. Visiting hours were held at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, N.B. on Wednesday, April 24 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #9 conducted a tribute service at 3:45 PM

  Interment took place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Rolling Dam, N.B. on Thursday at 3 PM.

  Donations could be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery Fund Rolling Dam, Charlotte County SPCA or the charity of one’s choice.

  The family would like to thank Floor 2 of CCH for the exceptional care provided to Dick over the last few months while he dealt with dementia/ALS.

The Saint Croix Courier