Joseph Edward Cavanaugh, a retired Greenwich Police officer, died on Nov. 1, 2013 in Sebastian, FL. He was 71.
Joseph was born and raised in New York, NY where he met his wife of 49 years, Florence Cavanaugh of Vero Beach, FL.
Joseph was a United States Marine Corps Veteran, and a police officer with the Greenwich Police Department in Greenwich, with 23 years of service before his retirement Nov. 1, 1987. He was a former president of The Silver Shield Association, and a founder of the Greenwich Police Explorer program. A long time bagpiper, Joseph was a founding member of The Greenwich Police Emerald Society.
In addition to his wife, Joseph is survived by his daughter, Sharon Anderson, her husband Jim, and Jim’s daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth of Bethel, CT. Joseph was predeceased by his granddaughter Lucy and his brother Jeffrey Cavanaugh.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, Vero Beach. Interment with military honors will follow in South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth, FL
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 in honor of Joseph Cavanaugh.