Raymond J. Cavanaugh Sr.(1921 - 2013)

Raymond J. Cavanaugh Sr. (91), loving husband of 44 years to Winona (St. Jean) Cavanaugh, formerly of Hartford and Glastonbury and long time resident of Marlborough, passed away peacefully December 5 at Manchester Memorial Hospital, with his family by his side. He was born in Hartford on December 9, 1921, the son of the late Laura (Faucher) and James Cavanaugh. A World War II veteran, Ray served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater in the Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, and Rhineland campaigns. He was employed for 42 years by Arrow Hart, Inc. (now Cooper Industries) in various management positions before retiring. He later joined Alpha Q, Inc. of Colchester as a purchasing associate until 2005. Ray was a former Keyman organizer of the Hartford Industrial Management Club, and also had been active for more than 25 years in the Boy Scouts of America, as Scoutmaster of Troop 79 and District Commissioner of the North Hill District, Charter Oak Council, where he was recognized with the coveted Silver Beaver award for "Distinguished Service to Boyhood", and received the Catholic Scouting Bronze Pelican award. In addition to his wife, Winona, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and James Hayes of Tolland; a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond J. Jr. and Virginia Cavanaugh of Simsbury; a sister-in law, Nora Cavanaugh of New Hartford; grandchildren Matthew Cavanaugh of New Rochelle, NY, and Anne Castelhano of South Windsor, 4 great grandsons and several nephews and nieces. Along with his parents he was predeceased by his brothers Lawrence, James and Bernard. Calling hours will be from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M.,TUESDAY, December 10, at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Naubuc Ave., Glastonbury, A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. at St. John Fisher Church, 30 Jones Hollow Rd., Marlborough, CT 06447 followed by burial with full military honors in Marlborough Cemetery, Rte 66, Marlborough, CT. Winona would like to thank the family and friends for being so supportive and helpful during Ray's illness. To extend online condolences or for further information, please visit farleysullivan.com


Funeral Home

Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home
50 Naubuc Avenue Glastonbury, CT 06033
(860) 633-2521

Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 8, 2013