Mertie E. Caddy

Jul 09, 2017
Mertie Caddy

At a little after 5 a.m. March 14, 2017, Mertie E. "Mert" Lindsey Caddy joined her husband and square dance partner, Theodore R. "Ted" Caddy, for the big dance in heaven. He was her husband for 57 years before his passing Jan. 13, 1999.

She was born in Rockland Jan. 19, 1921, to Fred C Lindsey Jr. and Marion I. Newborg Lindsey.

Mertie is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Lois and Walter Lawrence of Vernon, Conn., and Linda and John Lockward of Hebron, Conn.; seven grandchildren and12 great-grandchildren, Mark and Jodi Lawrence and children Andrew, Shaun and Skylar of Manchester Conn.; Scott and Kathy Lawrence and children Zachary, Ryan and Paige of Colchester Conn.; Kim and Jonathan Zupnik and children Sarah and Kaitlynn of San Diego; Jason and Nicole Lawrence and children Cameron and Nathan of Stafford Springs Conn.; Michael and Carolyn Lockward and children Lauren and Morgan of Tolland Conn.;Todd and Eilis Lockward of Bolton Conn.; and Erin Lockward and Chris Brooks of Flagstaff Ariz.; her brother, Dale, and wife Jean Lindsey of Scarborough..

She was predeceased by a daughter, Sandra, and a son, Glenn, two brothers, Hugh and Curtis Lindsey, three sisters, Bernice Andralouis, Lois Harvey and Marion Watts.

Mertie grew up spending many happy summers at the family home, at the 'Keag in South Thomaston. She graduated from Rockland High School in 1938. After graduation she worked as a bookkeeper at Snows Marine Co. and later, during World War II, at Bath Iron Works, covering pipes on destroyers from June 1943 to July 1945. After the war, they moved to Connecticut. When her daughters were in school, she worked at Kings Department Store, Iona Manufacturing, and retired from Pratt and Whitney Manufacturing Engineering Dept. in 1983.

She and her husband were members of Manchester Square Dance Club and Courthouse Plus. She enjoyed reading, sewing and crocheting, wallpapering, caning chairs, and canning from Ted’s vegetable garden, and traveling with her husband’s 456th World War II bomb group reunions to Italy, Hawaii and across America.

They also traveled with the square dance club to Bermuda and.on a few cruises to the Bahamas. She loved going to her grandson Todd’s wedding in Ireland, and having some Guinness.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at Peoples United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel St., South Thomaston, July 22 at 1 p.m., with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peoples United Methodist Church.

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