Father John " Jack" Casey Pastor of St. Joseph's Church
August 3, 2008

Rev. John "Jack" Casey, 50, died Friday (Aug. 1, 2008) in the Community Medical Center, Scranton, Pa.

Born in New Brunswick, and raised in Old Bridge, Father Casey graduated in 1984 from the Immaculate Conception Seminary, Mahwah, and was ordained May 12, 1984, and currently was the Pastor of St. Joseph's Church, North Plainfield. He served as an associate pastor at St. Peter's Church, New Brunswick, St. Phillip and St. James Church in Phillipsburg and the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Metuchen, before being named pastor of St. Joseph's Church. Father Jack also served as the Dean of Somerset County and on various commissions in the Diocese of Metuchen.

Son of the late James Casey, he is survived by his mother, Helen Casey of Brick, three brothers and three sisters-in-law, Kevin and Lynn Casey of Point Pleasant, Russell and Debbie Casey of Brick, Thomas and Penney Casey of Middletown, Del.; a sister and brother-in-law, Maureen Casey and Phillip Dodd of Brick, three nieces Jill, Coryn and Emily Casey and a nephew Sean Casey.

The Right of Reception will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1 St. Thomas Plaza, Old Bridge, celebrated by Father Jack's classmate and close friend the Very Rev. Father Robert G. Lynam, Dean of the Forsgate Deanery. A Mass in honor of Jesus Christ the High Priest will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. Monday by Bishop Edward T. Hughes. Calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, by Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to the Immaculate Conception Seminary, 400 South Orange Ave., South Orange, N.J. 07079. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, Monmouth Junction.

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