Michael Cavanaugh

Michael Patrick Cavanaugh

Thursday, October 6th, 1949 - Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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Michael P. Cavanaugh,70, passed away at his home on Monday evening March 2nd surrounded by his sister and brothers.

Born in Schenectady, Michael was the son of Jane (Putnam) Stoddard of Clifton Park and the late Chauncey H. Cavanaugh. A graduate of Scotia Glenville High School, Michael served with the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War.

A former sales associate for the former Salisbury Chevrolet in Scotia for many years, Michael was the owner and operator of Delta Janitorial in Clifton Park for over 20 years.

A man with a heart of gold, Michael would light up a room when he entered. He was funny, loved his motorcycles, cars and especially his cat Harley.

Beside his dad Chauncey, Michael was predeceased by his brother, John Anthony Cavanaugh and his step-dad, David Stoddard.

Michael is survived by his mother, Jane Stoddard of Clifton Park, his sister, Kathleen Buchalski (Lon) of Greensboro, GA, his brothers, Brian Cavanaugh of Schenectady and Patrick Cavanaugh of Clifton Park, niece and nephew Ava and Grayson and great niece and nephew Aiden and Emerson.

A visitation to celebrate Michael’s life will be held on Monday evening March 9th from 5 to 7 pm at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Ave, Schenectady, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday morning March 10th at 11 am at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 806 Union Street, Schenectady, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Interment in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Michael’s family would like to thank Community Hospice for their outstanding service and compassion and to his cousin, Debbie Macherone for being so wonderful to him and our family.

Contribution may be made in Michael’s memory to Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, March 9th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, March 9th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
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  • Service

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 11:00am
    St. John the Evangeliist Church
    802 Union Street
    Schenectady, NY
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    Mass of Christian Burial
  • Interment

    Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery
    2501 Troy Schenectady Rd.
    Niskayuna, NY
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Garry and Kathy Smith and Lynnie, Mike and family sent flowers to the family of Michael Patrick Cavanaugh.
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Gi Gi Fletcher

Posted at 04:21pm
Cavanaugh Family,
So sorry for the loss. Michael was good friends with my now deceased brother Charlie Cole. Michael was always a great person,
I remember some of the funny stories they had. Kathy, Brian, Patrick and Mother Jane-my prayers are with you.
Gi Gi (Cole) Fletcher

Dr Anthony D Pomto, DDS

Posted at 12:47pm
Brian and Cavanaugh Family'
My condolences on the passing of your brother, Michael. He was a wonderful and caring person.
He will be remembered in my prayers.

Dr Tony Pomato

Garry smith Posted at 09:59am

Kathy Buchalski and Family, Although time and distance has kept us apart Mike and I stayed in contact with each and remained good friends. I can’t help but think how lucky we were to have had as many laughs as we did. Mike was a kind man with a big heart and joking around and laughing was an integral part of his personality. We had some great times together that will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace my friend, you will be sorely missed, Garry Smith

Marilyn Hollenbeck

Posted at 08:33am
Kathy, and family, I am so sorry to hear of Michaels passing, sending hugs and prayers for all.
Marilyn Frear Hollenbeck

Garry and Kathy Smith

Posted at 05:20pm
Kathy Buchalski and Family, Kathy and I are so saddened by Mike passing. May he Rest In Peace and find comfort in Gods embrace.
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Leslie August

Posted at 05:10pm
To The Cavanaugh Family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Mike was such wonderful man. He took such good care of us at Wonderland Nursery School. We are sending our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Leslie Leo-August
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