Stephen S. "Cav" Cavanaugh, of Braintree, formerly of So. Boston, passed away peacefully, on September 2, 2021, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with a long illness, at the age of 74. Steve was a loving husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother-in-law and loyal friend. Steve was proud to be born and raised in South Boston. He was quick to share interesting stories from growing up there. After graduating from South Boston High School, he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Upon his return from the military, Steve became a Boston firefighter. Several years later he fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a Braintree police officer. Steve was extremely proud of his son Brian and daughter Keri. Both chose careers helping others. Steve enjoyed his leisure time in Lincoln, NH, late nights playing cards, listening to music, and hanging on the rocks at the Pemigewasset River. Stephen was the beloved husband of Kathleen (McDonough) Cavanaugh. Loving father of Brian Cavanaugh of Weymouth and Kerilyn Cole and her husband Adam of Weymouth. Cherished grandfather to Angelina Cronshaw. Also survived by many other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306. At the request of the family, funeral services and burial will private. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the care of the Cartwright Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. To leave a sympathy message for the family, visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com
Published by The Patriot Ledger on Sep. 8, 2021.