Margaret Caroline Nelson Cassidy 2-1-1922 8-28-2019
Born in Hattiesburg Mississippi she moved with her family to New Orleans as a child where she lived until displaced by Katrina. She returned to the area afterwards to be near the city she loved until her death at age 97. She is predeceased by her husband Robert Emmet Cassidy, her mother Margaret Curran McCants Nelson, her father Earl Duncan Nelson, older sister Mary Virginia Nelson Bennett and nephew Nelson Bennett. She is survived by her sister Ann Nelson Mozingo Hall, 3 children Robert Michael Cassidy, Patrick Terence Cassidy, Margaret Sharon Cassidy, 3 grandchildren Shawn Katherine Cassidy Lewis, Robert Michael Cassidy Junior, Katherine Eagan Cassidy Hall and 7 great grandchildren.
Margaret served in the navy during WWII as a nurse and after raising her family resumed nursing in critical care units at Baptist Hospital, Touro Infirmary and the Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans. She was involved in a hostage situation at the VA and credited with resolving the crisis peacefully while avoiding injury to patients and staff.
Margaret a beautiful soul touched others lives heart to heart.
Deep gratitude to those who cared for our mother with love and compassion:
Passages Hospice staff: Rachael, Lakitta, Isabell, Victoria, Courtny, Jessica, Gerry, Sister Servants of Mary: Sister Angelica and Sister Monica and private sitter: Marie Elena.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m.
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