Kathleen Baker Casey Wallace

1947 - 2015

SPRINGFIELD CENTER - Kathy was born in 1947 in Tottenville on Staten Island and died December 29, 2015, in Springfield Center of natural causes.

Kathy felt most comfortable with animals, and worked at the Staten Island Zoo in the early 1970s. She was a homemaker her entire life.

She may have been known around her adopted town as "that crazy horse lady," but she was also known as sister, Mom and Mimi.

She is survived by three children, Trish Casey-Green of Chesterfield, Virginia, Joseph Casey of Plainfield, New Jersey, and Charles Wallace of Las Vegas, Nevada; one granddaughter, Arlie DeMeo of Chesterfield, Virginia; and her siblings, Lliz Baker Pinelli of Southington, Massachusetts, Thomas Baker of San Diego, California, and Mark Baker of Barre, Vermont, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. 

There will be a small graveside service at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2016, at Springfield Cemetery, corner of State Highway 80 and US Highway 20, followed by a gathering from 12-3 at Baker's Beach on Canadarago Lake, 8114 State Highway 28, Richfield Springs, where the family will be happy to reminisce with Kathy's friends. Her family encourages you to stop by at that time to pay your respects. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate in her memory to Meals on Wheels America, 1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22202 (www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org)

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. 

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.