EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 23, 2012

Veronica Cassell, 70


Laconia, N.H. — Veronica Sue “Connie” Cassell, 70, of 6B Hidden Cove, died peacefully at her home on Monday, October 15, surrounded by her loving family.

Connie was born January 16, 1942 in Frankfort, Ind., the daughter of Kenneth and Martha (Childress) Morkert. She moved to West Palm Beach, Fla. at age five, where she later met and married her husband of 50 years, Peter, and had their two daughters, Melanie and Tracy. The family moved to Andover in 1975, where they lived until moving to Laconia in 1998.

Connie was the love of Peter's life and his partner, a wonderful mom to Melanie and Tracy, a caring mother-in-law to Duane, and a doting and proud “Grammy” to Ashley and “Gramma” to Geoffrey. She was a caring and devoted friend to many, a lover of animals and birds, and the “staff” to her three cats – Milo, Marlee and Zoe. She enjoyed sewing and needlework, music, gardening, reading, and cooking. Connie was also a member of the PEO Sisterhood.

Connie is survived by her husband, Peter I. Cassell, of Laconia; two daughters, Melanie L. Prugh and her husband, Duane E. Prugh, Jr., of Methuen, and Tracy D. Cassell of Stoughton; two grandchildren, Ashley S. Prugh of Methuen, and Geoffrey B. Prugh of Quincy; her mother, Martha M. Morkert of Boca Raton, Fla.; a brother, Terry L. Morkert, of Boca Raton, Fla.; four nieces and two nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Kenneth H. Morkert.

ARRANGEMENTS: There will be no calling hours or funeral service.

Interment will be at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247, the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or the Foundation for N.I.H. - O'Neill Fund, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814 (www.fnih.org).

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.