Florita Marie “Mimi” Rogan Caines, 90, a lifelong resident of Olyphant, died on Thursday at home. Her husband, Albert C. Caines Sr. died on Nov. 12, 2009. They were married for 55 years.
Daughter of the late John and Mary (Messett) Rogan, she was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School, Olyphant, class of 1944. A member of Holy Cross Parish, she was active in the former St. Patrick’s School PTA, was a cubscout leader and a founding member of Excelsior Hose Co. #1 Ladies Auxiliary. She truly loved being a resident of Olyphant.
Flo was proud to be an Irish lass, looking forward to her favorite holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, every year. She was an avid basketball fan who loved watching NBA and college games. If there was a game on, Flo was watching. She loved to be with her children and grandchildren; whether it was lunch with her Hoochie, Sunday at Kimmie’s by the pool or watching the games with Scotty, these were the times that she treasured. Her Zacky, who lived with her, took great care of his Mimi and was always there to tuck her in at bedtime. She referred to Logan as her “beautiful blue-eyed baby boy.”
She is survived by a son, Al “Hooch” Caines Jr. and wife, Karen (Kenny), Olyphant; a daughter, Kim Caines and Scott Griggs, Dickson City; two grandchildren, Jonna Borgna and fiancé, Sean O’Connor; and Michael R. Caines, all of Olyphant; two great-grandsons, Zachary Caine Menichetti and Logan John O’Connor; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, William, John, Richard and Frank; and five sisters, Ellanor Pettigrew, Mary Rogan, Lucy Carlessimo, Mildred Shelenski and Ann Santasiero.
Funeral service will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday at the Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home, 115 Garfield Ave., Olyphant. Mass will follow at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick’s Church, Delaware Street, Olyphant. Monsignor Michael J. Delaney, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at Valley View Memorial Park, Montdale.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Ladies in Pink, 131 Basalyga St., Jessup, PA 18434.