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Caroline R. Cavanaugh (Thomas)

December 22, 1949 - March 15, 2018

Burial Date April 7, 2018

Caroline Ruth (Thomas) Cavanaugh of Springfield, MA passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 15, 2018. She was born on December 22, 1949 in Hartford, CT and was the daughter of the late Russell Thomas and Helen (McClain) Thomas of Lorraine, NY. Carol was a 1969 graduate of Pulaski High School in New Britain, CT. Carol’s granddaughters were the joy of her life and she loved them dearly. She took much pleasure in her garden and especially loved flowers. Carol enjoyed the outdoors especially camping and kayaking in upstate New York while visiting her family. She is survived by her husband, Richard Cavanaugh of Springfield, along with her two sons, Richard Cavanaugh and Michael Cavanaugh, both of Chicopee and five granddaughters. In addition, she is survived by five sisters, Kathleen Nickolson of New Hartford, CT, Holly Crandall of Berlin, NY, Mary Ellen Procko of Lorraine, NY, Georgiann Wilcox of Sandy Creek, NY and Bette Plante of Lorraine, NY and many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her two brothers, Russell A. Thomas, Jr. and James Thomas and her step daughter, Coral Ann May. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls at 11:30 am. Calling hours are on April 7, 2018 from 9 am to 12 Noon. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.