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Dara J. Cassidy, 36, of Methuen, passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Monday, May 1,2017.
Born in Lawrence, on May 7, 1980, she was the daughter of Joan Barmish of Middleton, Wisc., and the late Michael J. Cassidy of Danville, N.H., granddaughter of the late Joseph and Theresa Vaillancourt and James and Lorraine Cassidy.
Dara was a graduate of Pentucket High School and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. In the years following graduation, she was employed at Freedom Fertility Pharmacy. At the time of her passing, Dara was the owner-operator of Cassidy Entertainment Co. and also performed frequently as a musician. She will also be remembered for her love and compassion for animals and the work she did on their behalf.
In addition to her mother, Dara is survived Joan's husband, Bob Barmish of Middleton, Wisc.; her beloved sister, Colleen Cassidy of Newton, N.H.; her brother, Dakota Cassidy of Meredith, N.H.; several aunts, uncles, cousins and her cherished partner, George Bisson.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, and followed by a burial in Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover.
Family and friends may call on Sunday, May 7, 2017, also at the Conte Funeral Home, from 2 to 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dara's memory can be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, Methuen.
For directions and to offer online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on May 6, 2017
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