Janet Cavanaugh
1938 - 2017
BORN
1938
DIED
2017
Janet A. Cavanaugh, 79

Boylston - Janet A. (Killian) Cavanaugh, 79, passed away Thursday September 21, 2017. She was born in Cohoes, NY and was a 39-year resident of Boylston. She leaves behind her two daughters; Colleen Cavanaugh and her husband Kenneth Paul of Holden, and Sheila Lucia of Worcester, 9 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph T. Cavanaugh and daughter Donna L. Cavanaugh. Janet was a devoted mother, grandmother, caretaker and sports fan. She loved spending time with family and taking care of the neighborhood cats. She was a longtime member of the Outdoor Sports Club of Worcester. Janet will be remembered for her strength, sense of humor, and independent spirit. She raised three generations of children who considered her a best friend and matriarch. She was devoted to faith and family, and will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends are respectfully to invited to attend visiting hour on Monday, September 25th. at the Chiampa Funeral Home ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 26th. at 10:00 A.M. in St. Mary of the Hills Church, 630 Cross Street, Boylston. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, friends are invited to make donations in Janet's name to Massachusetts Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 350 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130. ( Please make checks payable to AAMC). To view Janet's online tribute, share a memory or offer a condolence please visit www.chiampafuneralhome.com.


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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sep. 23 to Sep. 24, 2017.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
25
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Chiampa Funeral Directors
5 Church Road, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Sep
26
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
St. Mary of the Hills Church
630 Cross Street, Boylston, Massachusetts
Sep
26
Interment
St. John's Cemetery
, Lancaster, Massachusetts
Funeral services provided by:
Chiampa Funeral Directors
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Jan was a wonderful friend to both my deceased wife Ellie and me. I can't forget how thoughtful she was to Ellie as she struggled with Alzheimer's. A true friend, - God Bless her. Dick Holland
RICHARD HOLLAND
September 17, 2020
DEAR SHEILA & COLEEN;
I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR MOM, - SHE WAS A WONDERFUL FRIEND TO MY SWEET WIFE ELLIE AND TO ME. WE HAD SOME FUN TIMES TOGETHER WITH BOTH YOUR MOM AND DAD. IT'S EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO LOSE A MOTHER LIKE JAN BECAUSE SHE WAS SUCH A LOVING AND CARING PERSON. YOUR FAMILIES ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AS YOU GO THROUGH THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME. SINCERELY, DICK HOLLAND
September 26, 2017
Colleen and family,
My deepest sympathy to you in the passing of your mother. Treasure your precious memories.
Linda Sweet
Linda Sweet
September 24, 2017