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“You are missed very, very much Dad. We all have such happy Christmas memories from childhood, from all that you and mom did to make it so special and...Read More »
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“In loving memory of my friend Paul, who always believed in me, who took the time to listen, and whose fishing stories and words of wisdom I will...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Suzie Blake - Pittsfield, NH

“Dear Mary and Family,I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Paul. He was such a good man and I know all who knew him will miss him. May you and all...Read More »
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“Dear Mary, John, Wendy, Grace & Henry, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We hope your memories give you peace during this difficult time. ...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Andrea & Michael Rothwell - MA

“Condolences, prayers and hugs to Uncle Paul's wonderful family. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Catherine Cavanaugh Ferns - FL

“Please accept my deepest condolences during this very sad time. I have many fun and happy memories visiting with you Aunt Mary, Uncle Paul and the...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Judy McCaffrey Baum - Mansfield, MA

“Deepest condolences to the entire Cavanaugh family! Our love, thoughts and prayers to you all in this difficult time. He was a great man and an...Read More »
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“Dear Paul, Christine and family,Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during your time of loss. Very sorry to hear about the passing of Paul's...Read More »
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Paul Francis Cavanaugh, 84, of Medfield, Massachusetts passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, surrounded by family.
Paul was a long-time resident of Needham, Massachusetts and worked as the City Solicitor of Concord, New Hampshire for 38 years. He was also a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his loving wife Mary (Ryder), daughter Catherine Cavanaugh, daughter Mary Elizabeth (Dimitri Racklin) Cavanaugh, son Paul (Christine Thayer) Cavanaugh, son John (Wendy Ware) Cavanaugh, daughter Anne (George) Sawan, son Brian Cavanaugh, daughter Eileen (Michael) McCarthy, daughter Janet (Jay) Hajj, son Owen Cavanaugh, son James (Christine) Cavanaugh, daughter Jeanne (Michael) McLaine, son Michael (Linda) Cavanaugh, and 31 grandchildren. Paul was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to all.

He loved fly fishing and spent over 40 years traveling to the Canadian border to stay a few weeks in Pittsburg, NH where he challenged himself to catch the next biggest fish. His family would often travel with him and there he shared his love of fishing, s'mores, exploring and moose watching. At home he was an expert at "squirrel relocation" and waged an unsuccessful war against those unwelcome visitors. He'd spend weekends with family visiting antique car shows, eating ice cream at Kimballs, attending a performance or graduation for a grandchild or hanging on the porch swapping stories and laughing.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Eaton Funeral Home in Needham, MA on Thursday July 27, 2017. Funeral services for Paul will be at St. Joseph's Church in Needham, MA on Friday, July, 28 at 10.00 AM.

Upcoming Funeral Services

Vine Lake Cemetery

Main St. Medfield, MA