2007-07-13 / Obits

William J. Kavanagh Sr.

U.S.P.S. Letter Carrier

William J. Kavanagh Sr., a Rockaway resident for 40 years, died July 5.

Kavanagh, who was born in Manhattan, served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was later a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Kavanagh was preceded in death by his daughter Deidre Kavanagh.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen Orme Kavanagh; sons, William Kavanagh Jr. and Brian Kavanagh (Patricia); daughter, Kerry Kavanagh (Joseph Polizzi); sister, Margaret Hansen; grandchildren, Brian, Kristy, Shaun, Victoria, Deidre and Katelyn; and great-grandchildren, Alishia, Ashley, Makayla, Tristan and Kaylee.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Camillus Church. Other arrangements were kept private.

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