Obituary: Muriel M. (Cyr) Cavanaugh

Muriel M. (Cyr) Cavanaugh

Muriel M. (Cyr) Cavanaugh

SOUTHINGTON — Mrs. Muriel M. (Cyr) Cavanaugh, 89, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was the widow of Joseph C. Cavanaugh.

Mrs. Cavanaugh was born July 4, 1926 in Portage Lake, Maine, a daughter of the late Mack and Bertha (Vaillancort) Cyr. She formerly worked at U.S. Time and Bedfords. She enjoyed playing Bingo, knitting, reading, cooking and loved being a gracious host.

Mrs. Cavanaugh is survived by two daughters, Karen Kish and her husband Andrew of Naugatuck, and Gail Mihalakos of Plantsville; eight sisters, Rita Cicchetti, Jeanine Daigle, Geneva Guerette and her husband Herman, Jacqueline Dupont, Madeline Normandin, Marilyn Butkus, Marie Mazzalupo and her husband Frank, and Frances St. Hilaire and her husband Donald; a brother, Donald Cyr and his wife Wanita; grandchildren, Scott Kish and his wife Sarah, Kate Kish Purcaro and her husband Anthony, Kelly Kish Landaal and her husband Matthew, Alysia Mihalakos and Elizabeth Mihalakos and her fiancé Marc Mojica; great-grandchildren, Aiden Purcaro, Cali Purcaro, M.J. Mojica and Colin Landaal, 54 nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Conrad, Lucille, Robert, Roger, Reginald, Velma, Percy and Georgette.

Mrs. Cavanaugh’s funeral will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10:15 a.m. from the Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Road, Prospect, to the Shrine of St. Anne, 515 South Main St., Waterbury, for a mass at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405 or to the Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington, CT 06489.

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