In Memoriam : Meg Caissie

Meg Caissie Meg Caissie - age: 40
(September 30, 1974 to April 14, 2015)
Resident of Dania Beach, Florida

Visitation Information:
Visitation will be Friday, April 17th from 5:00 - 9:00pm with a prayer service at 7:00pm at Landmark Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, April 18th at 10:00am at Nativity Catholic Church.

Obituary:
Margaret (Meg) McDonnell Caissie, age 40 of Dania Beach, passed away April 14, 2015 after a courageous battle against breast cancer. Meg was predeceased by her father John D. McDonnell. She is survived by her husband, Mike; mother Rose McDonnell; siblings Mary Kay (Ron) McNeeley, Marty (Ann), James (Teri), Sheila (Mark) Cooper, and Michael; in-laws Leo Caissie, Janette Caissie, Erica Pigoni; 15 beloved nieces and nephews, and a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Meg was a life-long resident of the Hollywood area, attending Nativity Catholic School, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School, and Florida Atlantic University. Upon receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Education from FAU, she returned to Nativity Catholic School where she began her dream career as a teacher for nearly 20 years. Meg loved teaching 3rd grade and adored her Nativity family of students, friends, parents, priests, and co-workers, all of whom loved and supported her during her long battle with cancer.

Sports played a large role in Meg’s life, and she treasured her time on the softball field. She began playing softball at Rotary Park at age 5, and continued to play throughout her entire life; at St. Thomas Aquinas, FAU, and summers with Hollywood Hills Pirates and Pembroke Lakes Predators, winning several titles and a national championship. Meg also coached softball at Nativity, where her girls went undefeated for many years. Meg was also a life-long Dolphin fan and considered it an honor to represent breast cancer warriors at the Dolphin “Pink" game each year.

Since her battle with breast cancer began, Meg and her Team Fight Like a Girl have been national pacesetter fundraisers for the American Cancer Society, donating more than $100,000 over the past few years. Meg’s strength, positive attitude, and constant humor during her many treatments and setbacks inspired her friends and family, and encouraged everyone to continue to fight for a cure.

Visitation will be Friday, April 17th from 5:00 - 9:00pm with a prayer service at 7:00pm at Landmark Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, April 18th at 10:00am at Nativity Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Nativity Catholic Church; 5220 Johnson Street, Hollywood, Florida 33021. Arrangements by Landmark Funeral Home; 4200 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33021 954-989-8220. Please sign the online register book at www.landmarkfuneralhome.com








Donna Bello - April 15, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
So sad to hear about Meg's passing. She was such an inspiration to all that new her. She lived bravely and fought a good fight. Rest peacefully now. Meg will be forever missed not only by her Nativity family but by all those that she inspired and touched. For her family may the prayers of all those that loved her be your strength during this very sad and difficult time. God Bless. Heaven received a beautiful angel.



Gayle Irmen - April 16, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
We extend our deepest sympathy for your loss of Meg. She was an extraordinary and brave young woman who touched the lives of so many. She will be missed.



Tami Stancil - April 16, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
I was just heartbroken to hear of Meg's passing and wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to the family. I am praying for you. God bless. Tami Regan



Joseph Mercurio - April 16, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
So sorry to hear about Meg. She was always one of my favorite players and always fun to be around. My prayers for all her family and friends. Joe Mercurio



Maureen Knips - April 16, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
Our thoughts go to the family of Meg. She was an inspiration to our children, an example to follow through the toughest fight. A woman true to her word. We will remember that beautiful smile. We were lucky to have known her in our lifetime.



Maureen Knips - April 16, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
Our condolences to the family. Meg was an inspiration to our children, & fought the good fight. It was our honor to know someone so courageous.



Lisabeth Lohmann - April 16, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
This fell out of me and just feel a need to share,,, Inspired by Meg's Spirit. My Soul aches my heart breaks,,, too many are leaving us bereaving,,, Family of Loved Ones gone out of sight tears fall deep into the night,,, Awaken anew on the other side we'll meet again within the tide of the ocean binding us all as One before the fall,,, LL 4/15/15



Katie Smith-mchugh - April 17, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
Mike & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss! I've known you both since we were in Nativity. Even though we lost contact I still considered you both friends! I was so happy to reconnect with Meg on FB. I am in AWE of her strength & positive outlook on life. Please contact me if there is anything I can do!! Love & prayers to you all!



Katie Smith-mchugh - April 17, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
"Those we love don't go away they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal" - from a headstone in Ireland I thought that was beautiful & so true!! Love to y'all xoxoxoxoxo



Jillian Ferrari - April 18, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
Heaven gained a beautiful angel and I gained a guardian angel. as I see your face lying there, I can't help but remember all the joy and happiness you brought to my life and the lives of so many. the world lacks people as truly amazing as you. looking through the book of our class, it feels like just yesterday that I was there. such a wonderful happy time that I will cherish for the rest of my life. you really were the best. watch over me as I continue my journey through life. I could only hope to be half the woman you were. Rest in Paradise Mrs. Caissie. love you xoxo. condolences to the family. my thoughts are with you now and always. stay strong.



Frank Nolan - April 20, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
Mike, Sheila and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Megs passing. She was a wonderful woman. Have a lot of memories of softball games between Chaminade Madonna and Saint Thomas. Also the talks we had when she started teaching at Nativity. A lot of good memories



    


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