Joan A. Cavanaugh
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Longtime Westfield Resident
Joan A. Cavanaugh, 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains after a courageous battle with cancer with her primary caregiver by her side. Born in Cranford, she lived most of her life in Westfield. She was a lifetime member of Holy Trinity Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.
Joan was a graduate of Seton Hall University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Rose (nee Barraia) Bracchitta. She was also predeceased by her adoring Grandparents, Louis and Anna Barraia and her faithful canine companions, Tara, Megan and Percy. She will be greatly missed by her caregiver, Greg Meier, and her close friends, Fr. Gerry and Fr. Peter as well as several others.
Visitation will be at Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Ave., Westfield on Sunday from 5-7PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 10AM at Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Westfield. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.