Patricia "Patty" (Harrison) Cavanaugh

Oct 7th, 2021


Patricia “Patty” (Harrison) Cavanaugh 70 of Yarmouth Port and formerly of Harwich died of a breakthrough COVID infection Thursday October 7, 2021 at Cape Cod Hospital.

For thirty-nine years she was the wife of George B. Cavanaugh.

Born in Brookline, Patty was the daughter of the late Frank and Celia (Foster) Harrison. She moved to Harwich when she was two months old and resided in Harwich until moving to Kings Way in Yarmouth Port in 2009. Patty was a 1969 graduate of Harwich High School and from UMass Amherst in 1973. She worked as an elementary school teacher at Harwich Elementary School until her retirement, and in retirement worked as a real estate broker in her Kings Way neighborhood.

All Patty wanted in life was to be a wife and mother, and then a grandmother. She was the best wife a man could hope for, and an amazing mother and grandmother as well. She adored her grandson, Griffin, beyond belief. She had a huge heart and would do anything for her friends and family.

In addition to her husband, Patty is survived by her two sons, Andrew of Dennis Port, and Craig and his wife, Morgan of Temecula, CA; a grandson, Griffin of Temecula, CA; her brother, Paul Harrison and his fiancée, Joan Zagrobelny both of Sandwich; two brothers-in–law, Neil Cavanaugh and his wife, Paula of Sandwich, and John Cavanaugh of Hyannis; two nieces; three nephews; two grandnieces; two grandnephews; numerous cousins, including Brian and Noreen McNeil, of Braintree; her godson, Brian McNeil, Jr., and his brother, Christopher; many close friends; and the granddaughter of her heart, Kenley Medeiros of Falmouth.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday October 16 in the Unitarian Church of Barnstable, 3330 Main St., Barnstable, MA 02630.

Visitation will precede the service beginning at 10 a.m. in the Church.

Patty will be interred in Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth Port, at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Family Pantry of Cape Cod, 133 Queen Anne Rd., Harwich, MA 02645.

Guest Book

Jan and Dave Mills
Friday - Oct 15, 2021 12:00 am

Dear George, We were shocked to learn of the tragic loss you have endured. We hope that you will cope with the sadness and be able to find your way forward without your loving partner. Our sincere sympathy to you and your children. Jan and Dave Mills Orleans

Gary and Eileen Hewitt
Thursday - Oct 14, 2021 12:00 am

Our deepest sympathy. She will be missed.

Marian Rewcastle
Thursday - Oct 14, 2021 12:00 am

How very sad. Patty and I served on the Harwich 300 Anniversary Committee. She was smart and funny and a hard worker. My sincerest condolences to George and their family.

Sky Hewitt
Wednesday - Oct 13, 2021 12:00 am

This is heartbreaking. My deepest sympathies to the family. I’m so very sorry that this happened.

Eva Scott
Wednesday - Oct 13, 2021 12:00 am

So sorry to hear this George! Thinking of you and your family and sending healing thoughts your way. Hugs Eva

Sandy & Bill Schreiber
Tuesday - Oct 12, 2021 12:00 am

George We are deeply saddened by this news. Just recently pat came up to me on the green and introduced herself to me. A charming and beautiful women. Our deepest condolences. We are so sorry. Sandy and Bill Schreiber 7 John Hall Cartway

John Ribeiro
Monday - Oct 11, 2021 12:00 am

George, While I won't be there in person, I'll be with you in spirit. I remember Patty from our quasi- Reunion at Jim and Mary. She was a fine lady. If you need anything, let me know.

Ellen Scott Garvey
Monday - Oct 11, 2021 12:00 am

George, Andrew and Craig, Bill and I are deeply sorry for your loss of such a wonderful wife and mother. I feel fortunate to have known Patty and all of you through your friendship with my sister Barbara and her family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. With love and sympathy, Ellen and Bill Garvey

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