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Louise Virginia Huff

Louise Virginia Huff

Female 1924 - 2010  (86 years)

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  • Name Louise Virginia Huff  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname Ginny 
    Born 3 Jan 1924  Boston, Suffolk Cnty, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Military Service U.S. Army Air Forces -- WW II 
    Died 26 Nov 2010  Boston, Suffolk Cnty, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried 4 Dec 2010  St. Patrick's Cem, Natick, Middlesex Cnty, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I1143  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2018 

    Father Owen William Huff,   b. 2 Jan 1903, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1987, Vista, San Diego Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Anne T. McMahon,   b. 4 Jan 1901, Boston, Suffolk Cnty, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1977, San Diego Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Y  [5
    Family ID F387  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William J. Cavanaugh,   b. 1929 
    Married Abt 1953  [3, 4
    Children 
    +1. Joan M. Cavanaugh,   b. 1954  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Lauren C. Cavanaugh,   b. 1956  (Age 65 years)
     3. William C. Cavanaugh,   b. 1958,   d. 1982, Mesa, Maricopa Cnty, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     4. Mark A. Cavanaugh
    +5. Dr. John W. Cavanaugh
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F5638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary, Boston [MA] Herald (1 Dec 2010):
      "Louise Virginia (Ginny) Cavanaugh 86, of South Natick, died peacefully on November 26, 2010 of complications of pneumonia at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston.
      "She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years William J. Cavanaugh of Natick; daughters Joan M. Cavanaugh (Hoover) of Belmont, Lauren C. Alves and husband Dennis of Ashland; sons Mark A. Cavanaugh of Salem; Dr. John W. Cavanaugh and wife Lilleana Calderon of Columbus OH; sister Joan Poss and husband Stan of Fresno, CA; brother Owen Huff and wife Kaye of Seal Beach, CA; and sister the late Joyce Ewing (Maguire) of Waltham. Her son the late William J.Cavanaugh Jr, USAF died in 1982 while on active duty at Williams AFB in Mesa AZ. Loving Nani to nine grandchildren: Matthew R. Hoover of Brookline; Catherine V. Hoover and partner Odrak Camara of Medford; Jonathan W. Alves of Ashland; Josef M. Alves of New York, NY; Jared D. Alves of Washington, DC; Andrew W. Cavanaugh of Franklin; Raquel Brown and husband Andy of Columbus OH; Natalia Vargas of White Plains, NY; and Wesley Vargas of Columbus, OH; Nani also to two great grandchildren: Sophia Brown of OH and Milo O. Camara of Medford.
      "[She was a] daughter of the late Anne and Commander Owen W. Huff USN, decorated WWII veteran who served as 46th Commanding Officer of the USS Constitution from 1945 to1947 before retiring to California. Ginny Cavanaugh served as a Corporal in the US Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1946 during WWII for which she was awarded the American Service Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
      "She was born in Dorchester and her family alternated between west and east coast naval assignments, as her dad's US Navy career progressed. She attended schools in Malden MA, Panama CZ, San Pedro CA, graduating from HS in Monrovia CA, Class of 1942. Her family was stationed in Panama when Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941 and her dad served three years of continuous sea duty while her family moved from California to Wakefield, MA awaiting the end of WWII. After graduating from high school, she worked at MIT and after her US Army service returned to MIT to work on the development of the Nautilus Submarine where she met and later married Lt. William J. Cavanaugh at Ft. Leonard Wood MO in 1953.
      "Ginny dedicated her life to peace and service to others, often giving respite to military service members and their families in her Natick home.
      " *** Visiting Hours are 3-7pm Friday, Dec. 3.... Mass at Saint Theresa of Lisieux Parish, Sherborn, Saturday, Dec 4 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Natick."

  • Sources 
    1. [S136] Huff|, Lon Donavon Huff, "Family Chart" and Emails, (Lon D. Huff, lonhuff@frontier.com : 2000 - 2010).

    2. [S40] Obituary, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Joyce A Huff; 12 Feb 2007).

    3. [S40] Obituary, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Louise V Huff; 1 Dec 2010).

    4. [S103] FindaGrave, (www.FindAGrave.com), 138605537.

    5. [S103] FindaGrave, (www.FindAGrave.com), 169643481.