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Thelma H. (Dennehy) Casella
  • Memorial donations may be made to CareGroup Parmenter Home Care and Hospice, 266 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778.

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“Dear Bob,My deepest sympathies.I have very warm memories of Thelma and always looked forward to your visits at the store.You two were always so kind...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Doug Marcou - Belmont, MA

“Bobby, Shelia, Patty and family,We just heard of Thelma's passing. We sure were lucky moving into the neighborhood in 1977 and having your family &...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Joyce & Paul & Family Howes - SC

“I remember all the laughs we had when we worked together years ago and Iknow she was always my friend. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: barbara dennehy higgins - waltham, ID

“Bob, Sheila and Patty, So sorry to hear of the passing of Thelma. I have fond memories of her from when I was a child growing up in the neighborhood...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Kelly-Ciancetta - NH

“We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thelma will certainly be missed. Always remember the good times...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon & Randi Bonica - Waltham, MA

“Beautiful pictures of Aunt Thelma and family. She will be missed and loved always! ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Betty Brault - Upton, MA - Family

“Mr. Casella, Sheila and Patty, my deepest condolences to you all. Thelma was a special part of my childhood spending a lot of time at your house. She...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryl Notartomaso

“Bobby, Sheila and Patty,Such sad news to hear of her passing. She was always the shining light in any room she was in. So much fun to be with. I...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Janet Stepp Dellorso - WEstford, MA

“To the entire Casella Family,Bob, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Dominic and Rose DeSalvatore - MA

“Dear Bobby & Cassella & Dennehy families,We are so sorry to hear of Thelma's passing. She was a wonderful woman - so very warm, caring, and full of...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Nita Riccobono - Waltham, MA

“The twins are together again. I know you two are peeking over the windows watching everyone. Forever in our hearts <3 T ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Traci Hannon - Concord, MA

“Our deepest condolences to you all. Our thoughts are with you during this time of sorroow. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Susan and Mark Keenan - Conway, NH

Waltham – Mrs. Thelma H. (Dennehy) Casella, of Waltham, died Monday, January 30, 2017, in her home. She was 81.

Thelma was born in Waltham on July 8, 1935, a daughter of the late Paul and Thelma (Jackson) Dennehy, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a 1953 graduate of Waltham High School.

On August 14, 1955, she married Robert J. Casella and they enjoyed over sixty-one years together. Thelma had worked for many years as an aide at the Ross-Worthen Nursing Home on Worcester Lane in Waltham.

She and her family enjoyed vacationing on the Cape and in New Hampshire and Maine. She was a skier during the winter months and was a talented gardener at home.

In addition to her husband, Bob, she leaves her children, Sheila C. Alsen and her husband, David, of Ayer and Patricia A. Casella of Natick; her grandchildren, Jennifer H. Alsen and her fiancé, Robert Bollmann, of Beverly and Captain Steven R. Alsen, U.S.A.F. and his wife, Alexandra, of Columbus, Mississippi; her brothers and sisters, Robert Dennehy and his wife, Elaine, of Attleboro and Joan Laurence and her husband, James, of Tuftonboro, New Hampshire; her sisters and brothers-in-law, John Kelly of Maynard, Gertrude Dennehy of Waltham, James Casella and his wife, Sandy, of Waltham, Mary Casella of Lexington and Jeanette Rheaume of Waltham and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was also the sister of the late Walter Dennehy and twins, Paul Dennehy and Ronald Dennehy, and Thelma's twin, Eileen Kelly and she was the sister-in-law of the late Carmella Casella, Salvatore Casella, Mary and Enrico Colantropo and Alphonse Rheaume.

Family and friends will honor and remember Thelma's life by gathering to visit from 10:30 until 12 on Saturday, February 4th, in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham where her funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to CareGroup Parmenter Home Care and Hospice, 266 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778.