Mary Casey Cantin

by | Jan 20, 2022 | Obituaries

Ohio—Mary Casey Cantin passed away at home in Ohio on January 1, 2022.

Mary was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 28, 1927. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Dr. Ira Marshall Cantin, her mother Laura Corliss Casey, and father, James Casey.

Mary attended Mount St. Joseph College and graduated from Hahnemann University Hospital as a registered nurse.

While working at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, she met the love of her life, Ira who was completing his orthopedic residency. The couple wed in 1958. Together they had three children, Jane Cantin of Norfolk Virginia, Nancy Burton of Columbus, Ohio and Ira Marshall Cantin, Jr. of Virginia Beach, and three grandchildren, Laura Cantin, and Madeline and McKenzie Burton.

Ira and Mary spent 57 years together raising their family and lots of dogs. The couple loved to travel by boat, plane, and restored vintage automobiles. While Mary was not a native Virginian, she grew to love the area and living in Norfolk as long as Ira was by her side.

A graveside funeral service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Contributions in her memory to Ohef Sholom Temple or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at