Caroline Elizabeth Davis (Cassidy) was born on April 4th 1962, to Michael and Anne (Nancy ) Cassidy of Ireland and Harvey, Illinois.
She was the youngest of seven cherished children. She graduated from Thornwood High School and Catherine College Secretarial School. She was employed at UPS as a Receipt and Dispatch Specialist for 25 years and a proud member of Teamsters local 705. Caroline leaves to cherish her memory; her daughter Mellisa Davis Mancuso (Dylan "MAX"), sons, Jeremy Davis (Tara) and Michael Davis, her loving grandchildren, Sophia, Mallory, Jaxson and Liam. Her loving and devoted life partner, Gary Hauger. Joan Kettner a great friend and honorary Mother-in-law. Her loving and cherished Mother - Anne (Nancy) Cassidy. Her siblings, Margaret LoPiccolo, Kevin Cassidy (Gwendolyn), Deirdre Cassidy-Ketcham, Donna M. Etheridge and Brother-in-law Scott C. Mitchell, Sr. Her nieces and nephews - Paula (Adam), Kelli (Ramon), Steven, Anne Marie(Jay), James (Cathy), Frank (Shannon), Theresa (Kevin), Margie (Valentin), James (Rachel), Matthew, Thomas, Scotty, Michael as well as many grand nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father Michael Joseph Cassidy, sisters Anne Sullivan Saulys (Joseph), Diann Cassidy-Mitchell, Her Mother-in-law Bernice Davis
. Caroline was talented in so many aspects of her life. She was an amazing cook who delighted us with her culinary creations. Every get-together we were treated to a new dish and there was plenty of oohs and aahs expressed by her creations. Caroline was blessed with a beautiful voice. She would always sing a few songs at a family gathering with her favorites being "Grandpa" and "The Rose". Her voice in song brought a gentle soothing to our souls. She exceled in her High School choir as well as the Madrigals. She continued to fill our lives with her beautiful love of music. Her children and grandchildren were the deepest loves of her life. She was so enamored and amazed with the many talents they all possessed. She took great delight in making funny videos with her grandchildren at holiday parties. Encouraging and inspiring her children to live life to fullest while going after their dreams. She took immense pride that her daughter and son-in-law were featured in National Geographic for their business contributions to their community in Naknek, Alaska during the pandemic. She was bursting with joy when both of her sons purchased beautiful homes for their families. Caroline was always encouraging and emphasizing that family is the most important thing in life and to nurture family relationships. Most importantly Caroline was a loving & devoted mother. Raising her children as a single mother and providing absolute best she could despite the many challenges that existed. She was able to travel and enjoy her children's company in her travels to the salt flats of Galway Ireland, Tuna fishing off the shores of Kauai, Hawaii, and beach combing the shores of Bristol Bay, Alaska for agats and gold. The road trips to Nashville, Las Vegas, California, Wisconsin, as well as family reunions to the East coast were truly memories to treasure. She loved the ocean and requested her final resting place to be held in its vast and cleansing embrace. Caroline, you loved fiercely and deeply, and we take comfort in knowing that you are now at peace surrounded by the love and embrace of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Though your days here were brief, your spirit was alive, awake, and complete. You will be so deeply missed.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Rd., Joliet from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m with chapel service to begin at 3:00 p.m. Cremation will follow in accordance with her wishes.