Kevin D. Cadieux

August 3, 1934July 8, 2013
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KEVIN D. CADIEUX, 78, of Westport and formerly of Fairhaven, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia (Stanley) Cadieux and the late Elizabeth “Betty” (Corcoran) Cadieux. Kevin was born in Acushnet, a son of the late Adrian and Palma (Champegny) Cadieux, he was a life-long resident of the area.

Mr. Cadieux graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1951. After graduation, he went on to graduate from the University of Maine where he lettered in both football and baseball. In 1955 Kevin was a Kappa Sigma All-American.

He graduated from University of Maine and held a Masters from Bridgewater State College. Kevin was a gifted athlete and coach in football and baseball, including participation in semi-pro teams. He followed college football and the Boston Red Sox for the rest of his life.

He taught in the Dartmouth, Fairhaven and New Bedford schools. He delighted in coaching football and baseball in Fairhaven and Dartmouth, where he enriched the lives of many students and players. In 1998, Mr. Cadieux was inducted into the Fairhaven High School Hall of Fame.

Kevin was president of the Fairhaven Teacher’s Association, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Fairhaven Varsity Club. Kevin loved fishing and was happiest when on his boat or posing for a picture with a ‘great catch.’

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Steven Cadieux, Kevin Cadieux and his wife Barbara, Lisa Stoeckle and her husband Phillip, Lori Almeida and her husband Joseph all of Fairhaven; Joe Fernandes and his wife Shelly of Westport; Kim Corazzini and her husband Joseph of Mattapoisett; his sister, Lynne Kania of Lincoln, RI and his daughter-in-law, Jennifer Fernandes. He loved his sixteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was father of the late Richard Fernandes and brother of the late Donald Cadieux.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visiting hours, Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 4-8 PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Funeral and burial will be private. Memorial Contributions in his honor may be made to the Matty Oliveira Memorial Fund, 17 Holiday Dr., Fairhaven, MA 02719.


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Kathie Coelho

August 19, 2013

Civics class with Mr. Cadieux or watching him on the football field; who could ever forget him? A wonderful man, teacher, and friend. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

July 13, 2013

To the Cadieux family,we want to express our sincere sympathy on the loss of a wonderful man.God Bless...Tom and Susan Joseph

Steve & Sue Ann Bender

July 12, 2013

To Kim,Steve,Lisa and Kevin...There comes a time in everyone's life where you can appreciate who had an impact on your life. Kevin was someone who fits in that category. He was a friend,a fellow coach,and someone who I admired. His honesty was refreshing in today's standards. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with you.

Dr. Roger H. Allen

July 12, 2013

As a teaching colleague, Kevin was an inspiration and an example of professional integrity. As a person, he was a high-spirited gentleman grounded in solid values, someone who could provide thoughtful advice expressed with humor and candor.

Nancy McLeod~Lewis

July 12, 2013

To the Cadieux family from the McLeod family...our thoughts are with you on the passing of a nice man who will be missed by many.

Weber Torres

July 12, 2013

Mr. Cadieux, through his caring actions, had a profound impact on my life. I can honestly say that it is unlikely that I would have achieved what I have achieved in life without his help. My deepest condolences to the family.

Brenda Borges

July 12, 2013

So sorry for your Brenda and Shawn borges

Donna & Bob Parker

July 12, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to Pat and family. He was a fun guy and a good friend.

July 11, 2013

Please accept my deepest sympathy. Mr. Cadieux had a profound impact on my life in both the classroom and football/baseball fields. I still think of him often and feel a deep sense of loss at his passing. To Steve, who I competed against often, my thoughts are with you. I will always remember your Dad with respect and admiration. Paul K. Dutra (Southampton, MA) DHS '67

Joan Paquett

July 11, 2013

My heart is heavy, I am going to miss Kevin and hearing him say "Joannie Paquette Joannie Paquette". My deepest sympathy to Pat & his family, The world has lost a wonderful man while heaven has gained a wonderful angel.