John O. Casey, 74 of Shelburne – John O. Casey died suddenly of a heart attack at his home on Sunday evening, Dec. 27. He was born in Montpelier on Feb. 15, 1941, the son of Daniel R. and Anne M. Casey who predeceased him. He was the loving father of Daniel J. Casey of Shelburne, Laura Reynolds of Southborough, MA, and Katherine A. Gerrish of Barre, and proud of his six grandchildren, Abigail Reynolds, Lindsay Gerrish, Casey Reynolds, Kaleigh Reynolds, Amanda Gerrish, and Maxwell Casey. He is also survived by his brother Richard M. Casey and his wife Marjorie of Green Valley, AZ and his sister Carol F. Casey of Shelburne.
Apart from his family, his life-long passion has been cars. He was an automobile dealer in Burlington, Barre, Rutland, and Williston, most notably with The Automaster and Imported Auto Cars. As a young man, he won many trophies at the Milton drag strip and later promoted races at Thunder Road as part of the ACT staff. He attended the Daytona 500 twenty-three times in his life and avidly followed NASCAR races.
John cherished his family and extensive network of friends.
Visiting hours were at Ready Funeral Home on Sunday, Jan. 3. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John Vianney Church Jan. 4. A burial immediately followed in Resurrection Park.