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Thomas "Tom" Kavanaugh '57 May 21, 2019 3:06 PM updated: May 21, 2019 3:09 PM

Feerick Funeral Home obituary
2025 East Capitol Drive
Shorewood, Wisconsin 53211
Phone: (414) 962-8383
Fax: (414) 962-1930

Thomas Harold Kavanaugh
March 16, 1926 - May 16, 2019

Kavanaugh, Thomas Harold, age 93, died May 16, 2019. Tom is survived by his wife of 66 years, Audrey Ann; his 8 children, Thomas Jr., Gerald, Theresa Saadeh, Mary, Jeffry, Maureen (Kelly) Rickgauer, Joseph, Laura (Matt) Polacheck; his 11 grandchildren, Nicole (Chris) Tentoni, Mikhael (Savannah) Saadeh, Keith, Liam, Evan, Kaylie and Morgan Rickgauer, Nicholas, Alex, Lillia and Theo Polacheck; and his 3 great grandchildren, Grace and Claire Tentoni, and Ameerah Saadeh.

Tom was born on a farm in Crary, ND on March 16, 1926 with his twin brother James. He graduated from Devils Lake Central High School ND in 1944 and then attended 2 years of college, after which he enlisted in the US Air Force in 1950. After an honorable discharge in 1954, he earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1957. After retiring from Square D/Schneider Co, he was a substitute teacher, coached basketball, softball, and volley ball at St Agnes Elementary School, and did many years of volunteer work for his church. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and watched a lot of sports on TV.

Tom was involved with the Milwaukee Public School Committee of 100, and was active in promoting the building of Vincent High School. He loved singing and was a member of the St Agnes choir for 55 years. He especially loved Friday night get-togethers with his wife Audrey, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 12801 W. Fairmont Ave, Butler from 10:00 A.M. to 11:45 A.M. The Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12:00 Noon.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on site to the St Agnes School Endowment Fund.


SERVICES

Memorial Visitation
Saturday, June 15, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

St. Agnes Catholic Church
12801 W. Fairmount Avenue
Butler, Wisconsin 53007


Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, June 15, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

St. Agnes Catholic Church
12801 W. Fairmount Avenue
Butler, Wisconsin 53007


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