He was a graduate of Danbury High School, joined the Danbury Police Department as a patrolman in 1979 and was later promoted to detective.
He was a graduate of the Connecticut Police Academy, a 14-year member of the Danbury Police SWAT Team, a member of the Fraternal Order of the Police and was honored to be the Police Officer of the Year in 1980.
Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by four daughters, Elizabeth Scozzafava and her husband Scott of Danbury, Susan Hulse and her husband Chuck of Danbury, Heather Ehrhard and her husband Tim of Morristown, N.J. and Erin Casey of Danbury; a stepdaughter, Kelley Godfrey; stepson, David MacDowell of Danbury; two brothers, Kevin Casey and his wife Catherine of New Milford and Michael Casey and his wife Caryn of Newtown; a sister, Cathleen Hoppe and her husband Gary of Hopkinton, Mass.; former wife, Maggie Casey of Danbury; and 11 grandchildren, Julia, Jessica and Anthony Scozzafava, Joey and Rachael Hulse, Matthew, Andrew and Megan Ehrhard, Desiree and Omar Pratt and Ja'Miyah Claxton; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by an infant brother, Thomas Casey.
Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, today (Friday) from 5 to 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury, tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery.
The Green Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.