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Barbara W. Cassista

February 22, 1937 — April 15, 2023


Barbara W. Cassista

Barbara (Walker) Cassista, age 86, formerly of Cheshire and Spring Hill, FL passed away on April 15, 2023 at Chestelm Health and Rehabilitation Center in Moodus.  She was the devoted wife of Joel Cassista for over 64 years until his passing in February of 2022.  Barbara was born on February 22, 1937 in New Haven, daughter of the late Theodore and Ethel (Rode) Walker. 

Barbara graduated from Hillhouse High School in New Haven and worked as a bookkeeper for several local businesses until her retirement.  In 2005, Barbara and Joel relocated from Cheshire to Timber Pines in Spring Hill, FL, where they enjoyed golf and many other activities with their friends.  A strong willed and determined woman, Barbara loved her family and God, and had a faith that was unshakable.  She was very social and enjoyed entertaining her family and many friends.  She and Joel were members of the Brooksville Bible Church in Florida and founding members of the Cheshire Bible Chapel.

Barbara was the beloved mother of Michael Cassista; Michele (Tony) Cassista Rossini (twins); and Paula (Cary) Cassista MacDonald.  She was predeceased by her oldest daughter Lauren Cassista Giaimo.  She leaves 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren & was predeceased by a great-grandson. Barbara is also survived by her sister, Judy (Ernie) Creta of Branford; and several loving nieces and nephews.  Barbara was predeceased by her sister, Carol (Sparky) Anthony.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11AM at Cheshire Bible Chapel, 1103 Waterbury Rd., Cheshire, CT.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cheshire Bible Chapel.  The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire is assisting with her arrangements.  To leave online condolences for her family, please visit

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