Brian Cavanaugh Sr.

Obituary of Brian Thomas Cavanaugh Sr.

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BRIAN THOMAS CAVANAUGH SR. Latham-Brian Thomas Cavanaugh, Sr., 86 of Latham, beloved husband of Barbara Stack Cavanaugh, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Samaritan Hospital, in Troy. Born in Troy and raised in Watervliet he was the son of the late Mayor James F. and the late Margaret (Hayes) Cavanaugh Sr. Mr. Cavanaugh married Barbara Stack on January 21, 1961 and the two have shared a beautiful marriage of 61 years. Brian was a graduate of LaSalle Institute in Troy. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1954-1956. He was a foreman, employed by Beltrone Construction Co. in Latham for over 30 years and previously worked for Machnick Builders in Green Island. After his retirement he worked for many years at the family-owned Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home in Latham. Brian was an avid N.Y. Yankees and N.Y. Giants fan. He coached little league baseball for over 10 years. He loved his family especially his grandchildren teaching each of them to swim in his backyard pool. Brian loved taking care of his home, swimming pool, time in his mancave and taking care of the backyard birds. Survivors in addition to his wife include his loving children Erin (Don) Cavanaugh-Wade, Brian (Lisa) Cavanaugh, Terry (Kimberly) Cavanaugh, his siblings Margaret (the Late John) Poulin and Michael (Kathy) Cavanaugh. His cherished grandchildren Justin (Laurel) Crosier, Kara Cavanaugh, Dr. Kelly (Matt) Cavanaugh-Russo, Julie Cavanaugh, Maura Cavanaugh, Karly Cavanaugh and Bradley Cavanaugh, his adored great-granddaughter Harper Crosier. He is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews. Brian was predeceased by his brothers, James F. (the Late Marilyn) Cavanaugh Jr, and Gerald (Carol) Cavanaugh, and sister Mary Ellen (the Late Frank) Anastasi. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday June 18, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road Latham, with Rev. Geoffrey Burke officiating. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Friday June 17, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home 149 Old Loudon Rd. Latham Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Watervliet. Donations in memory of Brian would be appreciated and can be made to Homeward Bound Dog Rescue 202 Front St, Schenectady, NY 12305
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Friday
17
June

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, June 17, 2022
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States
Saturday
18
June

Mass

9:00 am
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Our Lady of the Assumption Church
498 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Latham, New York, United States
Saturday
18
June

Final Resting Place

10:30 am
Saturday, June 18, 2022
St. Patrick´s Cemetery
150 Troy-Schenectady Road
Watervliet, New York, United States
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