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“Poppy, so sorry for the loss of your sister. May her soul find eternal peace with all the souls of her friends and family that have gone before her ”
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Celia Vassos Casey, 87, of West Hartford, CT passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Celia was born in Union City, NJ to Mary and Stamatios Vassos on July 19, 1929. She graduated from Dickinson High School of New Jersey before continuing on her education at the New Jersey State Teacher's College, Class of 1953. She went on to receive her Master's degree at Teachers College of Columbia University in 1959.

Celia specialized in guidance and reading comprehension and remained a passionate teacher for many years. She began her career in East Brunswick, NJ and continued teaching in Riverside, CA, Pearl River and Mamaroneck, NY as well as MontClaire, NJ.

In addition to teaching Celia was a gifted artist specializing in oriental brush work- even selling several of her pieces. She married the late Stephen Casey Jr. in 1969 and lived in New York for 20 years before divorcing. She eventually moved to West Hartford in 2007 to be near her sister. Celia is survived by her beloved sister Poppy Vassos, retired Professor of Communications at Central Connecticut State University.

Calling hours will be Friday, December 2, 2016 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main Street, West Hartford with a funeral services to be held at 11:30 at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. George Zugravu officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. For directions and online condolences, please visit