Henry J. Cavanaugh

February 26, 1926July 29, 2014
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Henry J. Cavanaugh, age 88, of Fall River, died July 29, 2014 He was the he husband of Rita May (Kelly) Cavanaugh for the past 66 years.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Henry J. Cavanaugh, Sr. and the late Beatrice (Dube) Cavanaugh, he lived in Ansonia and Derby, CT for 15 years, returning to Fall River in the early 1970’s.

Mr. Cavanaugh was the former Owner and Operator of Valley Fence Co. and C&C Fence Co. in Derby, CT for over 30 years until his retirement in 1982. A United States Army Veteran, he served during World War II and was a member of the Third Baptist Church of Fall River.

Surviving in addition to his wife: one son: James E. Cavanaugh of Fall River, three daughters: Robin A. Vieira and Lori A. Cambell and her fiancé Ronald Moore all of Blain, PA and Brenda Medeiros and husband Paul of Fall River, seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was brother of the late Raymond and Robert Cavanaugh, Rita Cowen and Noella Cordiero. He was father of the late Joanne Cavanaugh and grandfather of the late James E. Cavanaugh, Jr.

His funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 12 noon in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT CHERRY PLACE, 178 Winter Street, Fall River. His family will receive friends from 10:30am – 12noon in the funeral home prior to his service. Burial is private.



  • Visitation Saturday, August 2, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 2, 2014


  • Burial

Henry J. Cavanaugh

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Dee Chartier

August 2, 2014

I can't believe Henry is gone. I can hear his voice telling us girls to pipe down and get to sleep during sleep-overs. The jokes that went way over our teen-aged heads. 88 years seems so short. Rita, Jim, Robin, Lorie and Brenda, you were my second family and my hear grieves with you. Be a comfort to each other for life is too fleeting. Peace and love , always,

Cindi Piques

August 1, 2014

My condolences to Hank's family. May he rest in Peace

July 31, 2014

so sorry for your lost RITE I WORK WITH YOU AT CAPE COD CRICKLANE chicky


July 31, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Robin Cavanaugh Vieira

July 31, 2014

Dad I miss you. I will remember the good times, your silly jokes I think only you got. How you played with the grand kids, How you sang with your brothers and uncle Franky keeping everyone up and meme yelling at you all to knock it off! I know you are at peace now, You are with them all. A daughter a grandson, your sisters, your brothers, 2 nieces and your mother. Miss you love you

sandy decker

July 31, 2014

rip henry lu


July 31, 2014

Are prayers are with all of you

Noretta Angstead

July 31, 2014

Rest in peace Uncle Hank you will be missed by all