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August 23, 2016

Burial Date August 26, 2016

Funeral Home Athy Memorial Home

Place of Service St. Joan of Arc Church

Section Garden of Valor I Lot Number: 228Grave Number: B#4

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     Agnes Anne (Beringer) Cavanaugh, 96, of Worcester, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in the home built by her husband in 1948, where they raised their four children. She was surrounded by her loving family and is remembered as an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

Her husband of 61 years, John A. Cavanaugh, a Captain in the Worcester Fire Dept., died in 2006. She was also predeceased by her five sisters, Marion Parker, Alice O’Donnell, Theresa Donohue, Francis Scanlon and Margaret Smith.

Agnes and her husband, John, were devoted Catholics and co-founding members of St. Joan of Arc Church in Worcester.

She was born in Worcester, daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (McGovern) Beringer and lived in Worcester all her life.

Agnes leaves two sons, Stephen M. Cavanaugh of Auburn and John A. Cavanaugh Jr. and his wife Suzanne of Worcester; two daughters, Eileen C. Metz and her husband Bruce of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Jo-Anne E. Evangelista and her husband Joseph of West Boylston; nine grandchildren, Andrew J. Cavanaugh and his wife Jacqueline of Holden, Michael J. and Peter T. Cavanaugh, both of Worcester, Julianne M. Cardin and her husband Michael of Holden, J. Cameron Metz and his wife Giuliana of Pittsburgh, Lauren Metz of Boston, Ross Lavallee, and Anthony and Maria Evangelista, all of West Boylston, four great-grandchildren, Thomas, William and Elizabeth Cavanaugh, and Benjamin Cardin; as well as many nieces and nephew, who remember her as Goozie.

The family would like to give special thanks to Agnes’s caretakers, Judy, Donna, Diane, Kathy and Marva. The support given from Jewish Healthcare Hospice was also greatly comforting and appreciated.

Calling hours at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester are Thursday, August 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral will be held Friday, August 26, from the funeral home with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc Church, 570 Lincoln St., Worcester. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joan of Arc Church, 570 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605.