John J. Kavanaugh
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Danvers - John J. Kavanaugh, 69, passed away suddenly in his home on September 14, 2019. He was the husband of Marcia (McDonald) Kavanaugh with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.
Born in Everett on February 18, 1950, he was the son of the late Daniel and Gertrude (Olson) Kavanaugh. He was raised and educated in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in 1968. John attended Mass Bay Community College, and received his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Salem State University, as well as his CAGS. John had been a devoted educator for over 30 years in the Everett School system. In retirement, few things gave him more joy than his weekly trips back to the classroom as a volunteer.
In addition to his wife, Marcia, he is survived by his three children, Adam Kavanaugh and his wife, Kimberly of VT, Elizabeth Kavanaugh of Salem and Kevin Kavanaugh of VT, his granddaughter, Brianna, his brother Daniel Kavanaugh and his wife, Joan of Wakefield and his nephews and niece, Daniel, Scott and Kerri Kavanaugh-Conley. He is also survived by his extended family, and his many friends & colleagues.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9AM on Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Saint Richard Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Visitation will be held from 4-8PM on Friday at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in John's name to The George Keverian School P.T.O. (Parent Teacher Organization), 20 Nichols St., Everett, MA 02149 and/or Essex Elementary School Library, 1 Bixby Hill Rd, Essex Junction, VT 05452. Online directions and condolences available at
Published on September 17, 2019


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