The family of Arthur N. Casale, 95, announces his passing on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the family’s Dutchess County home.
Funeral arrangements and a Requiem Mass at St. Anastasia Roman Catholic Church in St. Augustine, Florida will be made at a later date. Inurnment will immediately follow at the St. Anastasia Cloisters columbarium.
Arthur was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. the third child of Nicola Federico and Maria Angela Casale. He married Louise Marion (née Bradley) (1927-2013) in Brooklyn, N.Y. on November 4, 1947. They celebrated 65 years of marriage.
Arthur served in World War II with the 38th Infantry Division, Pacific Theater, in New Guinea and the Philippines. After the war he worked with the NYC Transit Authority and co-founded the Golden Gate Coin Show. Later Arthur opened Greenpoint Coins, The Gold Vault and Monsignor’s Restaurant before retiring in1985 to St. Augustine Beach.
Arthur generously volunteered his time with various charities and fraternal organizations as well as at the Parish and Basilica. Arthur was elected Grand Knight, St. Anastasia Council #7121, a member of the 4thDegree and District Deputy of the Knights of Columbus.
The Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama, formerly rector of the Basilica of St. Augustine, extended his condolences to the family.
Arthur is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Nicholas B. and Joanne Casale of Manhattan, N.Y.; two grandchildren Jennifer Confield of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Nicholas A. Casale of Baldwin, N.Y., Jenifer’s husband Michael and great grandchildren Logan and Aiden.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Society of the Little Flower, 1313 N. Frontage Road, Darien, IL 60561.
The family will accept condolences at the Parish Community Center at the conclusion of the memorial services. Refreshments will be served and all are welcomed.
Craig Funeral Home is handling the arrangements in cooperation with McHoul Funeral Home, Hopewell Junction, NY.