1933 – 2004

FREEPORT – Richard V. Cavanaugh, 70, of Pratt Street, Freeport, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, Feb. 21.

He was born in Massachussetts, March 9, 1933, the son of George and Louise Scott Cavanaugh. He was educated in Calais schools and later graduated from Calais High School.

He married the former Jean Lorraine Pulk on March 20, 1955, in Freeport.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He later went on to work for the State of Maine Department of Transportaion as a civil engineer, retiring in 1992 after 34 years of service.

He was a member of the Lisbon Falls Baptist Church.

He was an avid outdoorsman, having enjoyed fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling with family and friends. He enjoyed running and was ready to run his second Boston Marathon this year.

His greatest pleasure in life, however, was the time he spent with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He will be sadly missed but always remembered.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years; three sons, David and his wife Debra of Brunswick, Jeffrey and his wife Kelly of Canton, and Stephen and his wife Diane of Gray; six grandchildren, Michael, Sean, Benjamin, Georgia, Rebecca and Nicholas; father-in-law, Richard Pulk; cousin, Bonnie Talbot and her children Shawna, Stacey and Cory; cousin, Elaine Everrett and her husband Clinton and their six children; sister-in-law, Jeanne Pulk and her daughter Mrs. David Belinda Stewart and their two children.

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