Friday, July 05, 2013

Thalia Definsky Cady, 1950 - 2013

It is with sadness that we enter this blog entry. Thalia, the author of this blog, died on May 7, 2013. The project described below is still in progress, and we will announce news of it here.

Thalia Definski Cady, age 63, of Westfield, MA and the world passed 
away May 7, 2013.

She was born in Springfield, MA, January 20, 1950, to Frances 
(Przekop) and Peter T. Definski. Thalia attended the University of 
Nebraska receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of 
Mass-Amherst in 1971. She went on to earn a Master of Divinity 
Degree from Hamma School of Theology at Wittenburg University in 
Springfield, Ohio.

Her parents and older bother, Peter, predeceased Thalia.

For many years Thalia worked as a digital marketing consultant. She 
was an exceptional writer having published a book of poetry, Insults to 
the Darkness. In recent years, she was a Religion and Spirituality 
columnist for BlogHer, one of the leading women's social media blogs. 

Thalia’s current project was co-authoring a book of prayer for 

Thalia traveled extensively and enjoyed an abundant spiritual and 
intellectual life. Her greatest joy was to spend time with her dear 
friends, godson, Matthew Stein and of course her beloved Zoe.

A memorial service was held Saturday, June 29 at St. 
Mary’s Cemetery, Westfield, MA. Firtion-Adams Funeral Home, 76 
Broad St, Westfield, MA is in charge of burial 

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
Westfield Regional Animal Shelter, 178 
Apremont Way, Westfield, MA 01085 or 
Westfield Homeless Cat Project, 1124 East 
Mountain Road, Westfield, MA 01085.
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