It is with huge sadness and considerable shock that we have to let you know that our much loved Principal, Joe Cassidy, died suddenly yesterday. Joe had a heart attack on Friday 20th March, was in hospital for a few days and was discharged last Monday. He appeared to be making a good recovery at home and was in good spirits. We were expecting him back amongst us in college in about six weeks - and of course, he could not help but be taking a keen interest in Chad's matters from home.
There will be time for eulogies and appreciations of Joe. We all know that he has been a remarkable Principal of St Chad's for the last 18 years. But for now, the biggest loss is for his beloved wife Gillian, and his children, Emmeline, Marianne and Benedict. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in the loss of their deeply loved husband and father.
Margaret Masson, Gary Cox and Ashley Wilson
(College Officers) 29 March 2015