Anne (McShane) Caddell, longtime resident of Fairfield County, died early Saturday morning at home in Marlborough, MA, at age 88. She was born in Legga, County Longford, in the Republic of Ireland, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1947, arriving on her 20th birthday.
Besides raising two children, Mrs. Caddell spent many years working at the Union Trust Company in New Canaan, and then at the New Canaan Inn. In her leisure time she demolished crosswords and other puzzles, and enjoyed frequent trips to Mohegan Sun Casino, in an often-successful search for a lucky slot machine.
She was a member of Assumption Church in Westport for nearly 20 years, and over her lifetime was able to make many trips back to “the Old Country,” where she enjoyed the view from the hilltop perch of the modest farmhouse where she grew up.
Mrs. Caddell was preceded in death by her husband John F. Caddell, her sister Mary Anne McGuire, and brother Michael McShane. She is survived by two children, John M., of Camp Hill, PA; and Maureen, of Framingham, MA; two grandchildren; and three sisters who share her keen intelligence and fiercely independent nature – Sister Catherine McShane DMJ and Sister Teresa McShane DMJ, both living in Los Angeles, California, and Peggy McShane of Slough, England.
Relatively late in life she won a trip to Las Vegas to compete on a game show. Despite just missing out on the first prize, the three-day stay at the Venetian Hotel remained a fondly-remembered highlight.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 13th at 10:00 AM in Assumption Church, 98 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.
Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Whittingham Cancer Center, c/o Norwalk Hospital Foundation, 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06850-3894.